This very old heirloom variety produces up to 7″ long carrots that are juicy, crisp, and sweet.
Carrot – Solar Yellow – Daucus carota var. sativus
Soil & Water: Carrots prefer light, deeply tilled soils with plenty of added organic matter, good drainage, a pH range of 6.0-6.6, and regular water. Apply a mulch layer once established to keep roots cool.
Planting & Growing: Seed directly into 75F soil for quick germination. Mix the small seeds with dry coffee grounds or sand to improve seed distribution. Over planting requires thinning to provide sufficient growing room.
Harvesting & Storage: You may need to loosen soil to pull carrots without breaking off tops. Trim off foliage to extend storage time. Layer roots in a container with damp medium and store in cool, moist conditions.
Soil Temperature: 45-85F
Planting Depth: 1/8-1/4″
Germination: 10-21 Days
Height At Maturity: 12″
Days To Maturity: 60-70 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 3″
Approx Seeds per Pack: 250 Seeds
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