Carrot 'Cape Market'
Daucus carota ssp. sativus 'Cape Market'
Also known as
Carrot, Wortel (Afr.)
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'
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'
Can be planted in a pot as long as it is wide enough and deep enough. Min: 20 cm x 20 cm
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'
The taproot is edible and a great source of beta-caroteen.
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).