Good Source of Info On Carrot Varieties
For excellent info on the best carrot varieties by state go to the vegetable variety data collection project at Cornell University - www.vegvariety.cce.cornell.edu. We urge you to join this valuable site and contribute your own ratings of varieties.
Some Popular Carrot Varieties
‘Long Imperator 58:’ Long, thin, tapering roots are firm, crisp, bright orange, and sweet. This type needs a light, deep soil so it can grow straight and even. A 1.8-gram packet of seed plants about 40 feet of row. The plants take about 77 days to mature after the seeds sprout.
Red Core Chantenay Carrot Seeds By Seed Needs
by Seed Needs
- Days to Germination: 8 - 12
- Days to Harvest: 70
- Planting Depth: 0.25 - 0.5 Inch
- Plant Spacing: 3 Inches
- Spacing Rows: 15 Inches
- Preserve By: Storage & Canning
Sweet flavored, crisp, and free of fiber, the roots range from 5 to 6 in. long. Orange-red roots are coreless, have semi-blunt ends and narrow shoulders. Requires a loose soil, deeply worked with organic matter to achieve its full potential. This variety, originally introduced in France in the 1830s, stump rooted, five to 5? inch long, tender, sweet, and bright orange roots. - For a tasty, nutritious snack, it's hard to beat carrots. Carrots are rich in vitamin A, needed for healthy eyes, skin and immune system. Plus, carrots are loaded with beta-carotene, which helps reduce the risk of cancer. This variety holds the color during cooking. This variety is great for home vegetable gardens. Slender varieties are excellent for eating fresh. For continuous crops, seed every 2 weeks early spring through midsummer. - Rich color and sweet, crunchy thick flesh make this an ideal home garden carrot. About 5 1/2 inches long when mature. Performs well in heavy soils. One of nature's best sources of vitamin A. This packet will plant approximately a 33 foot row.
Grows well in most soils. Delicious, sweet, flavorful, the cylindrical roots get 6 to 8 inches long. Pull when they are smaller if you wish for a tasty, crunchy, sweet snack. A 1.8-gram packet plants about 35 feet of row. These take about 60 days to mature after the seeds sprout.