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Carrot 'Cape Market'

Daucus carota ssp. sativus 'Cape Market'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

60cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Carrot 'Cape Market' Overview

Cape Market is a sweet, medium to large carrot that is a widely adapted, hybrid open pollinated variety for a home garden and bunching. This variety produces high yields of carrots with a good shelf-life. The root has a very strong stem attachment making it suitable for bunching. Uses: Culinary

Common problems with Carrot 'Cape Market'

Carrot root flies are maggots that feed on and destroy the roots of many root crops. Control by harvesting plants as soon as possible. Forked roots may be due to rocky or stony soil or heavy soil. Carrots can suffer from Thielaviopsis basicola (Black Root rot), Xanthomonas campestris pv. carotae (Leaf blight) and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (White mould)

Carrot 'Cape Market' Companion Plants

Lettuce, onions, radish, tomatoes, basil, parsley, rocket

How to harvest Carrot 'Cape Market'

Carrots can be harvested roughly 3 months after sowing, or as soon as they have reached the preferred size - baby carrots are soft and wonderful.

How to propagate Carrot 'Cape Market'

Seed

Space seeds at least 1 cm apart at a depth of 1 cm. Sow in rows and thin after germination (10-14 days). Sowing time: spring or summer

Special features of Carrot 'Cape Market'

Pot plant

Can be planted in a pot as long as it is wide enough and deep enough. Min: 20 cm x 20 cm

Crop rotation

Light feeder, can be rotated as part of the root vegetable group. Do not replant in the same soil however, but rotate with not root crops.

Other uses of Carrot 'Cape Market'

Culinary

Edible

The taproot is edible and a great source of beta-caroteen.

Medicinal

Believed by the Ancient Greeks to be a stomach tonic, it is still widely used in health drinks or juices, particularly for its high levels of vitamins (particularly vitamins A and E).