Carrot Short N Sweet

Carrot Short N Sweet - Mr. Fothergill's Seeds

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Daucus carota subsp. sativus

  • Vitamin A, B, C, and K
  • Sweet, Crisp, and Quick to Crop
  • Germination in 14 - 21 days.
  • Harvest in 65 days.
  • Richly Coloured and high in natural sugars
  • Chantenary Type, bred for heavy or shallow soils

Sweet, crisp and ideal for containers, a tasty and richly coloured carrot, bred for heavy and poor soils, plus it’s high in natural sugars. Excellent source of vitamin A and antioxidants.

Approx. 1000 seeds

Carrots will grow well in any open, well cultivated, deep garden soil. As the seed is quite small, mix it with some sand when sowing. Once soil temperature rises above 7.5 C (45 F), sow seed about 7-15mm (1/4-1/2in) deep in rows spaced 45-60cm (18-24in) apart. Sow seed at 5 day intervals over several weeks. Keep the seedbed evenly moist during the 2 week germination period but avoid crusting over the soil as this will greatly reduce the number of seedlings that emerge. Thin the seedlings during the early stages of growth until they are 5cm (2in) apart. Keep the plants evenly watered, weed free and avoid high nitrogen fertilizers. Harvest any time after the carrot roots develop good colour.

Tomatoes, Onions, and Rosemary are said to deter the carrot fly.

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