Carrots produce large edible tap roots that can range in colour from white to yellow, red and purple depending on the variety. Nantes carrots are orange, long and cylindrical with a blunt end. Uses: Culinary
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Carrots can be harvested 8 - 12 weeks after sowing, or as soon as they have reached the preferred size.
Direct sow seeds 1 cm deep and rows 30 cm apart. Germination occurs in 10 to 20 days after which the seedlings should be thinned. Sowing time - Spring/Summer or right through the year in warmer climates.
Do not plant root crops on the same soil to prevent soil diseases. Rotate with other crops.
Developed in the 1850's by Henri Vimorin
Soil PH preference
The taproot is edible fresh, cooked or preserved.
High vitamin A value! The beta-carotene helps good eye-sight.