Carrots Sunshine Mix - Renee&
Carrots Sunshine Mix - Renee&

Carrots Sunshine Mix - Renee's Garden Seeds

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Daucus carota subsp. sativus var.

Our novelty mix offers gardeners the fun of growing both sunny yellow and bright orange carrots. You’ll have eye-catching rich harvests of crisp, smooth, evenly cylindrical roots that reach a full 8 inches in length. Both of these premium European varieties taste sweet and crispy with no soapy off-flavors and you can enjoy them over a long harvest period. Whether fresh sliced into carrot sticks, or quickly cooked, their sunshine bright colors are a kitchen gardener’s delight! 

Equal parts: Yellowstone & Nantes Forto

Seed Count: Approx. 1300 / Weight: 1.5 g

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

March - June
July - Aug.

Full sun

1/4 inch

1/2 inch

10 - 20 days

Approx. 88

Start Seeds Outdoors In spring once danger of hard frost is past, sow seeds in full sun in finely-worked, fertile soil. Sow 1/4 in. deep and 1/2 in. apart in rows 8 in. apart, or broadcast thinly in beds and cover lightly. Keep seed bed evenly moist as carrots can be slow to germinate, emerging over 10 to 21 days. If first sowing comes up unevenly, replant right away as seedlings catch up quickly. Thin young carrots several times so seedlings are about 2-3 in. apart and have room they need to size up.

Growing Notes: Carrots like well worked soil and need consistent moisture to grow well. If your soil dries out fast, cover seedbed with floating row covers to help retain moisture during the germination period and water right through it. Keep carrots well-watered and thinned. For a late season crop, sow again 3 months before first expected frost.

Harvest and Use: Let carrots size up to at least 5 to 6 inches and turn deep orange or golden yellow before harvesting for best sweet flavor. Eat raw, sauté, or lightly steam. Set off their flavor with fresh lemon or orange juice and a sprinkling of minced fresh herbs. Or glaze with a little honey and ginger or cinnamon. Fresh mint leaves are a pretty and tasty garnish. 

 

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