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Carrot 'Solar Yellow'

Daucus carota ssp. sativus 'Solar Yellow'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

50cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Carrot 'Solar Yellow' Overview

Carrots produce large edible tap roots that can range in colour from white to yellow, red and purple depending on the variety. Solar Yellow carrots are yellow with a tapered form.

Common problems with Carrot 'Solar Yellow'

Carrot fly - attracted to the smell of crushed foliage. Reduce the risk of carrot flies by thinning plants in the evening, removing the thinnings and watering afterwards. They are low-flying insects: erecting a ‘wind-break’ style shield around a crop will help protect!

    Carrot 'Solar Yellow' Companion Plants

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

    How to harvest Carrot 'Solar Yellow'

    Carrots can be harvested in 65 to 75 days after sowing, or as soon as they have reached the preferred size.

    How to propagate Carrot 'Solar Yellow'

    Seed

    Direct sow thinly 1 cm deep and 5-7 cm apart, in rows 30 cm apart. Sowing time - Spring/Summer or throughout the year in warmer areas. Germination time - 14 - 21 days.

    Special features of Carrot 'Solar Yellow'

    Pot plant

    Can be grown in a container, as long as it is deep enough and wide enough. Min: 25 cm x 25 cm

    Crop rotation

    Do not replant rootcrops on the same soil to prevent soil diseases. Rotate with other crops.

    Other uses of Carrot 'Solar Yellow'

    Culinary

    Edible

    The taproot is edible as well as the leaves!

    Medicinal

    High in beta-carotene and Vitamin A.