Bull’s Blood Beet Highlights
- Germination: 2 to 3 days.
- Soak: No (soak beet microgreen seed)
- Harvest: 12 to 18 days.
- Flavor: Sweet and earthy with slight beet flavor.
- Nutrients: Vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc.
Bull’s Blood Beet microgreens have deep burgundy to green leaves with stunning red stems. Because of the gorgeous color and flavor, Bull’s Blood Beets are a staple microgreen.
With their dark red shoots topped with lovely leaves, the tender microgreens are excellent in a salad because of their contrast in color and bitterness in flavor to other greens.
The earthy mild beet flavor is also useful in eggs or soups.
Some growers soak beet microgreen seed for 24-hours before sowing it. However, my test shows soaking does not improve germination, growth rate, or yield. Read soaking beet microgreen seeds by following this link.
Covering the seeds with a thin layer of soil may help germination and seed husk removal.
Beets are another microgreen where a seed heat mat helps with germination and growth.
A Bull’s Blood Beet seed often sprout more than one seedling.
The average days to harvest are 15-days, give or take a couple. Harvest when first true leaves open and develop at the height of 2- to 3-inches.
Bull’s Blood Beet Seed Package Sizes
- Home Microgreens Tray is 5.2-grams. The HM Tray area is 37.5 square inches.
- 5- by 5-inch Tray is 3.5-grams.
- 10- by 10-inch Tray is 13.9 grams.
- Ounce packages.
- 4-oz packages, and
- 1-pound bags.
How Much Seed Do You Need For Your Tray?
If you use Home Microgreen planting trays, 5 by 5, or 1010 trays, there’s no need to worry. Each seed packet has the correct number of seeds for the provided tray.
However, if you’re using a different planting tray, use the calculator in the article below to figure out how much seed you need.
Click this link to use the calculator: Home Microgreens Seed Density Calculator.