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CHERRY BLOOD is dark red beet suitable for inclusion in salad mixes. CHERRY BLOOD is coloured on both sides of the leaf making it ideal for pillow packs where a small number of leaves gives a strong colour effect. A sisterline to Blush, CHERRY BLOOD has slightly less vigour in the cold but shows even stronger tolerance to Pseudomonas during periods of high pressure such as late Summer/early Autumn. CHERRY BLOOD has been selected to maintain it’s dark colour during warmer months and will complement Red Ruby which can be too vigorous through the Summer. CHERRY BLOOD has a very upright growth habit making it easy to harvest and shows good shelf life post harvest.

Variety Features

Deep red leaf colour
Oval/slightly pointed leaf shape with smooth leaf margins
Erect growth habit

Agronomic Considerations

Best results obtained when grown outside of mid-Winter
Good field tolerance to Pseudomonas

Market Segment

Fresh market
Process market

Harvest Period

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec