Bull's Blood Beets
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This item was last sold on : 01/28/23
Bull's Blood beets have red roots, stems, and leaves. When sliced, Bull's Blood beets display colorful circular striations of pink and magenta. The globular cabernet colored roots are topped by stems the color of rhubarb which flow into the leaves. The color of the leaves intensifies with the plant's maturity. The roots are best when between 5-8 centimeters in diameter. Young Bull's Blood beets are tender with a rich, earthy, sweet flavor. The leaves are also sweet when young, becoming increasingly bitter with age.
Bull's Blood beets are available year-round.
Bull's Blood beets are a multipurpose variety of beet; grown first for their greens with their roots being harvested as a secondary crop. They are also sometimes marketed as "ornamental beets," for their intense red foliage. Most commercial growers cultivate Bull's Blood beets for either baby leaf use in salads or micro bulls blood beet greens. In Sweden, Bull's Blood beets are the only variety that can be legally used to make red food coloring.