The Living Seed Company

Organic Bulls Blood Beet - Beta vulgaris

  • $ 3.00

Bulls blood is a beautiful and delicious edible ornamental providing visual and culinary delight! This heirloom beet originated in 1840 and has been recognized for its deep burgundy flesh, stem and leaves, all of which are edible and infamous for. Specially selected, from the French variety Crapaudine, by seedman Kees Sahin in the Netherlands for is characteristic deep dark colored leaves. The young tender leaves offer an incredible juxtaposition in color and flavor to any mesclun salad while the meat of this vegetable enriches dishes with its sweetness in taste and richness in color. When sliced it reveals a cross section of beautiful white zoning rings. This heirloom is known for its 2” – 3” size and 18” height as well as its remarkable diversity in use, taste and texture. When eating the dark-purplish-red leaves, best when harvested young and tender, approximately 35 days. When harvesting beets waiting until they have reached maturity at 2” – 3”, about 60 days.

Known to be tolerant of the cold and the heat, this versatile vegetable is commonly found as ornamental around a garden bed and border. Beets are delicious in a wide range of recipes from raw extravagant dishes of shaved beets in salad, raw soup, shakes and juices. The bulls blood can be ideally boiled, pickled, baked, canned or frozen. When pickling, best to use early, when young. In the historical sense, beets are a relatively new vegetable, where no records have been found prior to the 1600’s. At the time what we know as a beet was known as a blood turnip, up till the late 1880’s. In Sweden, red food color may only be produced from this cultivar.


Seed Count : 100 Seeds