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Product number:2270
Latin name:Daucus carota ssp. sativus
Botanic family:Apiaceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:75
Lifespan:Biannual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:March-june/oct-nov
Sowing depth:1 cm
Plant spacing:2-6 cm
Row spacing:35-50 cm
Germination time:7-14 days
Height:30 cm
Plant location:Sun
Harvest/blooming:June-nov
Seeds/g:600-1000 seeds
:Yes

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Sow when the ground frost is over and heat has begun to penetrate the soil (the warmer soil, the faster germination, at least 7°C) or sow very late in autumn! The seeds then germinate next spring. The seeds, which germinate slowly, can be pre-germinated by putting them in tepid water for 24 hours before sowing. Dry them off and sow! Watering the row before sowing is another way of facilitating germination.
Sow 1 cm deep and not too densely or the thinning becomes difficult. Do not allow a crust to form, or it will be difficult for the seedlings to penetrate the surface. Water!  

For fresh use during the summer, the carrots can also be sown continuously. 

Spacing

The early carrots need 3-6 cm of mutual space. Keep 35-50 cm between the rows and in beds 15-25 cm between the rows is sufficient.

Harvest

The first harvest can be done by thinning out! The tiny roots are delicious. 

The later carrots grow best in autumn and if they are to be stored, harvest as late as possible, but do not allow them to become over-ripe. The tops should still be freshly green and not have begun to wilt or become discoloured. Carrots are not affected by even several degrees of frost but allow them to thaw out completely before digging them out. Cover with plant refuse if you wish to harvest fresh roots well into winter. Leave a few cm of the tops at harvest and handle the roots carefully! Jolts diminish the keeping qualities of carrots considerably. Store them in sand, dry leaves, peat or saw-dust in a cellar. If the storage space is excellent they keep in sacks or boxes. Carrots winter the best at a temperature of 0-1°C and high humidity. 

Also the later varieties can be harvested as soon as they have developed a clear orange colour, throughot the season! They have a slightly different structure than the early ones.

Seed

600-1000 seeds/g and one portion contains 500 seeds.