Carrot Atomic Red - Ontario Seed Company

Carrot Atomic Red - Ontario Seed Company

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Daucus carota sativa

Another Danvers type carrot with distinctly scarlet coral roots reminiscent of the 16th century before Dutch growers bred carrots to the orange colour we are all familiar with. Roots average 15-20cm (6-8in) in length and possess a very sweet taste and very crunchy texture.

Sow - Direct Outdoors Days to Harvest - 65
Location - Full Sun Emergence - 14 days
Difficulty - Easy Lifecycle - Biennial 
Approx. 900 seeds per packet Frost hardy root crop

Growing Instructions:

Carrots will grow well in an open, well cultivated, deep garden soil. Once soil has warmed to 7°C (45°F), sow at 5 day intervals over several weeks. Keep seedbed evenly moist during the 2-3 week germination period. Cover the seedbed with burlap to prevent soil crusting, then remove it once sprouts emerge. Thin seedlings during early growth stages until they are 5cm (2in) apart. Keep the plants evenly watered and weed free. Avoid high nitrogen fertilizers. Harvest after roots develop good colour.

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