Carrot Touchon - Mr. Fothergill's SeedsRegular price $2.49 Sale price $1.74
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Daucus carota subsp. sativus
- Vitamin A, B, C and K
- Favorite Heirloom Variety
- Full sun
- Germination in 10-14 days.
- Harvest in 70 days.
- Quick Maturing
- Sweet Flavour
- Great for freezing and winter storage
Touchon Carrot. Heirloom vegetable. An excellent quality Nantes type carrot with a good sweet flavor, ideal for bunching and winter storage remaining sweet and tender for many months.
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.
Spreading a layer of mulch over the row will help retain moisture and reduce the need for thinning.