- Heirloom from 1840
- Exceptional colour and flavour
- Harvest as baby beets from 6 weeks
- Used in Sweden as a food colouring
- Edible foliage and root
Dating back to 1840, incredibly deep-red roots and dark leaves make this sweet beet both ornamental and delicious, growing well as a decorative border in flower and vegie gardens alike. Lovely when roasted with a rich deep beet colour, leaves are also popular in salads. Harvest when young as a baby beet or allow to grow to full size to maximise colour. The juice from ‘Bull’s Blood’ is the only red food colouring allowed under Swedish law.