Parisian Carrots

Daucus carota ssp. sativus 'Parisian Market'

Round Carrots, Carrot 'Thumbelina', Ronde Wortels (Afr.)

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Carrots are perhaps best known for their rich supply of the antioxidant nutrient that was actually named for them: beta-carotene (provitamin A). However, these delicious root vegetables are not only the source of beta-carotene but also of a wide variety of antioxidants and other health-supporting nutrients. 'Parisian Market' is a cultivar of Carrot that produces small round roots similar in size to a small radish. These speciality carrots are especially well-suited for container gardens or growing in shallow, rocky beds where larger carrots can't develop straight roots.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Summer, Spring

Harvesting

Harvest the plants 9 to 10 weeks after sowing.

Propagation

Seed

Sow directly in trenches about 1cm deep, thin to the strongest seedlings about 4cm apart after 7 - 14 days, mixing the seed with fine river sand before sowing helps to thin out.

Special features

Crop rotation

These are light to medium feeders. These crops can follow any other group. Follow these crops with legumes, onions, or let the area sit fallow for a season. Do not plant root crops in the same spot after growing carrots for a few years.

Attracts birds

Birds like canaries and finches love the green fodder and weave it into nests too.

Pot plant

Drought resistant

Special features

Origin

Europe, Southwestern Asia

Natural climate

Mediteraenean

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Sand, Compost, Loam, Clay, Chalk

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Medicinal

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).

Edible

The taproot and the leaves are edible and used raw, cooked or preserved.

Personality

Family

Apiaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

Mild

Problems

Aster Yellow Disease, Crown Rot, and Fusarium Dry Rot. Carrots can also suffer from Thielaviopsis basicola (Black Root rot), Xanthomonas campestris pv. carotae (Leaf blight) and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (White mould)

Companion plants

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