Carrot 'Solar Yellow'

Daucus carota ssp. sativus 'Solar Yellow'

Wortel (Afr.)

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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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Harvesting

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

Propagation

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

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.

Special features

Origin

Middle East - sometime in the 900s Recorded as being cultivated by the 14th Century in Southern Europe

Natural climate

Cool climate

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Edible

The taproot is edible as well as the leaves!

Medicinal

High in beta-carotene and Vitamin A.

Notes

Culinary

Personality

Family

Apiaceae

Flower colour

Cream, White

Scent

None

Problems

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!

Companion plants

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