Carrot 'Solar Yellow'
Daucus carota ssp. sativus 'Solar Yellow'
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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.
Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring
Carrots can be harvested in 65 to 75 days after sowing, or as soon as they have reached the preferred size.
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.
Can be grown in a container, as long as it is deep enough and wide enough. Min: 25 cm x 25 cm
Do not replant rootcrops on the same soil to prevent soil diseases. Rotate with other crops.
Middle East - sometime in the 900s Recorded as being cultivated by the 14th Century in Southern Europe
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
The taproot is edible as well as the leaves!
High in beta-carotene and Vitamin A.
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!
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