Daucus carota subsp. sativus
This carrot lives up to its name, roots are 9-11" long tapered roots are a scarlet color that gets brighter when cooked. This imperator type carrot is crisp and sweet. It gets its hue from healthful Lypocene, a precursor to beta carotene. This variety has good heat tolerance.
- Cool season biennial
- Approx. 1000-1500 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- 290,000 seed count per pound.
- Maturity: Approx. 65 days
- Planting season: Spring or fall
For quantities greater than 500 lbs, or for special requests such as seed treatment, ask us for a price quote on this variety.
Cultivation: Prepare fertile, deeply dug, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring or fall in a sunny location. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Thin by cutting tops to avoid disturbing remaining roots. Mulch to keep soil cool, conserve moisture and to keep exposed "shoulders" from turning green and bitter. Another option is to hill soil over the shoulders. Root quality is best when soil temperatures are 60F to 70F.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Draw out the remarkable color and flavor by steaming, roasting or baking. They are very tasty in soups or stews.