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Beet Leaves 'Bull's Blood' (Beetroot)

The most ornamental of all beetroots, with spectacular crimson-veined leaves. We use this as a filler with tulips in pots and borders for our parterre in spring.
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200 seeds

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Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
30cm (12in)
Group/Species
vulgaris subsp.cicla
Common name
Spinach Beet
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
15cm (6in)
Cultivation
Soak seed in warm water for half an hour before sowing. Sow into gutters from March or direct sow every 3-4 weeks from early April-July. Sow thinly in rows with a row gap of 30cm (12in), or sow in blocks. Thin to 5-6cm (2in).

Description

The most ornamental of all beetroots, with spectacular crimson-veined leaves. We use this as a filler with tulips in pots and borders for our parterre in spring. We eat the leaves like spinach, using the baby leaves in salad and steaming the fully grown for wilted greens and we harvest the roots too. A hugely useful, multipurpose ornamental and edible plant.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

Don't water unless soil is very parched, over-watering encourages leaf at the expense of root. Fantastic planted with chamomile, onions and lettuce.