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Beetroot Bull's Blood is a good looking beetroot, grown mainly as a salad leaf vegetable but can be fully grown for it's roots, which are softer than other varieties and very deep red and sweet.
The deep red leaves make this variety an added interest in baby leaf salads. Grow as a cut and come again crop. The leaves have a mild beetroot flavour, they are ideal in salads when picked very young, or steamed when a bit older. Start cutting the leaves when about 10 cm tall, can be cut 4-5 times a year and the colour intensifies in cooler weather.
Sow the beetroot seeds thinly, early March-late June, about 2cm apart in rows, and cover with a little soil. Allow about 30cm between the rows. Beetroot can be sown as early as end of January in a frost-free greenhouse.
As the beetroot seedlings develop, thin them to about 10cm apart. Keep soil moist at all times to prevent the roots becoming dry and woody. Tear the top of instead of cutting, and cook the beetroot with the skin and peel it off after cooking, this way you will have more goodness in the roots.
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