65-70 days. Open pollinated. Tapered sweet tasty 20-25cm roots. Intense colour is due to its high lycopene content, the same beta-carotene found in tomatoes. Great raw but cooking intensifies colour and allows for better nutritional assimilation. Source of vitamins, minerals & antioxidants. Add colour to your cooking! Cold soil gives pale roots.
- Seed Count: 150
- Collection Date: Oct 2019
- Hardiness Zone: biannual
- Height and Width: 10m x 8m
- Germination test type: hand sort; actual germination +75%
How to germinate carrot seeds:
Germinates 12-14 days at 22C. Raised beds best. Sow 2 weeks before last frost & every 2 weeks for continuous summer harvest. Sow 5-9mm deep 4 cm apart (reduces need to thin) in deeply tilled well draining fertile soil. Baby carrots at 40 days with mature sized later. Floating row cover helps avoid insect problems & helps prevent soil crusting which prevent emerging tops break soil surface. Soil temps at 20C intensifies colour. Will set seed in its second year.
I have yet to try this method, but it looks do-able. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZo4GpjswhUfbclid=IwAR2jmjvha6uCZH25MuCIN5KTLClzWm5ZhZW8Ox7I4w1iZnMliPPQ9S8qaCY