Amsterdam Forcing, organic seeds

Eco Heirloom variety

Information

Is the fastest growing carrot sort, 11-13 cm long, cylindrical, crispy, very orange and almost without marrow. It is suitable for both an extra early and extra late crop in green-houses and hotbeds and for plots outdoors too. Amsterdam Forcing is an old sort and very popular. A portion contains about 500 seeds. 


 

Product number:2015
Scientific name:Daucus carota ssp. sativus
Botanic family:The Sunflower Family - Apiaceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:55
Lifespan:Biannual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:March–June/October–November
Sowing depth:1 cm
Germination time:7–14 days
Plant spacing:2–6 cm
Row spacing:20 cm
Height:30 cm
Plant location:Sun
Harvest/blooming:June–November
Seeds/g:600–1000 seeds
Heirloom variety: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 a late harvest and carrots to store, they can be sown in June. 

Spacing

The early carrots need 1-3 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 small roots are delicious.

Harvest the carrots as soon as they have developed a clear orange colour! Then they are tasty too. Early sorts are juicy and should not remain ready for harvest for longer than 3 weeks. They crack easily, especially if there is a surplus of nutrients and water in the plot. Sow fast-growing sorts successively instead!

They can also be stored, but they need to be sown and harvested late. 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.

Seed

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