(Daucus carota sativus). Thrive in well worked soils, well manured for the previous crop. Sow 1 to 2 cm. deep with 20 - 30 cm between rows. Thin to around 5 cm. apart for normal size roots. Sow Sept. to January (cold): July to Feb (temp): and Feb to Nov. in the tropics. Sow only as recommended, keeping moist until established. 500-1000 s/g
Carrots COLOURED VARIETIES:
A mixture of orange, purple, yellow and white varieties. Great talking point and tasty too. Packets only
Attractive 18 cm roots that are sweet and tasty with purple skin. Retains colour when cooked. Flesh is orange. Packets only.
Tall vigorous plants with roots growing totally underground. Mild flavoured and delicious. Best picked small. Packets only.
The 18 cm roots are totally yellow, with a sweet flavour. Juicy and crisp. Packets only
Ideal cultivar for baby or finger carrots. Sow sparingly, but do not thin out, spacing rows 10 to 15 cm. apart. Harvest when 1 cm across. Very tender and tasty.
Nearly spherical roots 3 to 5 cm. across. Excellent for containers and very soils. Good taste and appealing when served whole.
Sweet delicious roots to around 20cm long. Roots are an intense orange/red which intensifies on cooking. Ready in around 70 days.
Improved selection with smooth roots and excellent colour, 12 to 15 cm. long. Makes a good baby carrot when pulled young, but if allowed to grow will produce huge heavy specimens, particularly when spaced up to 10 cm. apart.
An old but high quality Nantes type with excellent taste, a small core and smooth cylindrical roots to 20 cm.
The best tasting carrot in our list by far. Nantes type. The smooth roots are crisp, attractively coloured and cylindrical. Superb fresh or cooked, the 20 to 25 cm. roots carry our recommendation.
LONG TYPES (For deeper topsoils):
Virus resistant with 25 - 30 cm. roots. Suits early sowings and a wide range of climatic conditions.
Improved selection with smooth roots and excellent colour, 17 to 20 cm. long. Makes a good baby carrot when pulled young, but if allowed to grow will produce huge heavy specimens, particularly when spaced up to 15 cm. apart.