Use: Lightly steamed, the leaves make a tasty side dish. The roots are delightful boiled and eaten warm or cooled and added to a green salad. Bake or roast beets whole in the oven as one does potatoes for a unique culinary treat.
Beet ‘Bulls Blood’ is a magnificent dual purpose variety known for its deep red coloured leaves. This old variety has been used for both ornamental and culinary use since Victorian times. It was listed pre-1900 in England and is probably the only decorative-leafed Victorian beetroot variety surviving. This useful crop can be used at any stage of growth, harvest the leaves for baby leaf, in mixed salads or use steamed like spinach, or the roots can be left to grow like any other beetroot.