Daucus carota. Carrots are originally from central Asia and they come in so many colors besides orange—purple and red types are actually the original ones! The tiny seed must be sown very shallow; to avoid drying out, especially when sown in hot weather, shade the seed bed or row with boards, paper, or something to exclude the hot sun and hold in moisture. Long-rooted types need a deep, mellow soil; in heavier soils, grow half-long or round types. Most of our varieties of heirloom carrots mature around 65-70 days from sowing. Early sowings can be made 2-3 weeks before spring’s last frost date. The tiny carrot seeds should be surface-sown and not covered, or covered only minimally, and kept uniformly moist until seedlings are strong. May be sown throughout spring and summer at 2-3 week intervals, until about a month before first frost in autumn. Deep, mellow, well-worked soil suits long types; half-longs and round types are better bets in heavier soils. Do try growing carrots—they are easy and rewarding!
EXCLUSIVE – Our choice mix of great tasting carrots in a kaleidoscope of fun colors includes orange, yellow, white and purple roots. Each color tastes subtly different and has different antioxidants, so you’re getting a lot of healthy eating from one packet. In addition to their eye candy colors, these are excellent all-purpose Dutch Nantes carrots with sweet, brittle, aromatic flesh that is first-rate for eating and juicing. They mature early, with strong tops that make them ..
A resilient, multi-colored, old French heirloom variety still popular among home gardeners. It is an early and very adaptable carrot that can be planted outside from March until July. Do not be fooled by its name “longue” as it is in fact a half-long conical carrot and with a very firm texture that helps with conservation. Amazingly, it will keep its colors after cooking. Its flavor is consistently sweet with a good carrot flavor. (100 seeds/pack)
Early-maturing variety with excellent flavor and color
Harvest as baby carrots or allow to mature to full size
F1 hybrid variety
This versatile and flavorful variety is an ideal spring crop, and can also be grown throughout the summer into fall. Nantes-type carrots grow 5-7" in length and have a long storage life. Begin harvesting baby carrots in 45 days, and full-size carrots in 55 days.
Highly productive, glowing orange carrots with crisp flesh and especially well-rounded, sweet flavor. Romance is a strong producer of heavy carrots with sturdy tops; grows well in all climate zones.
Seed Count: Approx. 1550 / Weight: 1.25 gm / F-1 Hybrid