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.
Harvest the plants 9 to 10 weeks after sowing.
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.
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.
Birds like canaries and finches love the green fodder and weave it into nests too.
Europe, Southwestern Asia
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Sand, Compost, Loam, Clay, Chalk
Soil PH preference
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).
The taproot and the leaves are edible and used raw, cooked or preserved.
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)