Beets

Bull's Blood Beet Organic

Bull's Blood Beet Organic

BT139

64 days. The renaissance of the salad mix has made unique uses for all types of greens, and the leaves of Bull's Blood are a regal addition. The strong, deep red tops grow to 13 inches tall and have a clean crisp flavor. The 3-4 inch round roots have delightful red and white zoning. Harvest when small for the very best in eating quality.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 30-75 seeds per gram.
  • BT139/L
  • 5 grams Organic
  • $3.95

  • BT139/M
  • 14 grams Organic
  • $5.60

  • BT139/N
  • 1oz Organic
  • $8.45

  • BT139G1
  • 1/4 lb Organic
  • $21.25

  • BT139G2
  • 1 lb Organic
  • $80.75

  • BT139G3
  • 5 lbs Organic
  • $362.00
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
50-75°F5-171/2"3-4"1"12-16"75%2 years≈ 30-75Medium


Beta vulgaris This wholesome vegetable is doubly heart-healthy. The sweet, delicious roots contain high levels of glycine betaine. This phytochemical compound fights platelet clots and plaque formation in the arteries. Along with a wealth of potassium, calcium and vitamin A, hearty beet greens are rich in fiber, which may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Beets perform best in fertile, evenly moist soils with a pH of 6.0-7.0
• Uniform soil moisture is essential
• Sudden changes in temperature or soil moisture will increase zoning (ring formation in the root) and lead to premature bolting
• Transplanting not recommended as it can damage the tap root

Direct Sowing
• At the bottom of the furrow band 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5-10 row feet
• Cover seeds with sifted compost, loose soil, or vermiculite and water evenly
• Use row cover when soil temperatures are cool and to protect from pests
• Sow June—August for a fall crop

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Leaf miners, flea beetles, and leaf hoppers
Insect control: Pick off affected leaves and check for eggs—if found, spray with Azatrol
Common diseases: Scab
Disease prevention: Neutral pH (7.0), 3-4 year crop rotation, keep adequately watered
Common pests: Mice, voles, and gophers
Pest control: Traps or underground screens

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when roots reach desired size; small roots are tender, large roots may become woody if left in the ground too long
• Leaves can be used as pot greens or in salads
• Trim tops and store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity

Fall & Winter Harvest
• Beets should be harvested before temperatures drop to the 15-20°F range
• If you are in a temperate climate, and your soil is well drained, your best location for root storage is in the garden under a protective layer of straw

KEY TO BEET DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
C | Cercospora
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So Many Greens!
Aug 27, 2014  |  By Anthony
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I had great success with this variety. After thinning, the roots quickly matured to harvestable sizes...a few as large as baseballs. For every pound of beet I harvested, I got around a pound of greens as well. If I had one critique it would be that the deep purple-red color fades a little more than I expected during cooking. Other than that, no complaints. I will definitely grow this variety again.
TiffunnyDawn
Mar 1, 2013  |  By Tiffany Venters
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This beet was so great to grow. It has beautiful foliage and the my beets got much larger than what was advertised (though I never experienced any woodiness to the big daddys at 5-6" diam). Great fresh, canned or pickled.