A versatile, early, bunching carrot.Excellent texture and sweetness both at the baby stage and at maturity. Fancy, slender, 4 1/2–5 1/2" roots with smooth skin maintain their quality for an extended harvest period. Quick to size-up and blunt. A good alternative to Mokum or Adelaide. Amsterdam type. Also available with NOP-compliant pelleting. Avg. 365,900 seeds/lb. Packet: 750 seeds.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Daucus carota var. sativus
CULTURE: Carrots require well-drained soils, with a pH range of 6.0-6.8. Deep, loose, and fertile sandy loams and peat soils with good moisture-holding capacity grow the straightest and smoothest roots.
PLANTING: Sow from early spring to midsummer, 3/4–1" apart, 1/4– 1/2" deep, in a 2"-wide band (about 30 seeds/ft.), or single rows 16–24" apart. For minimum soil compaction, use raised beds with 2 or 3 rows 16–24" apart, beds 5–6′ on center. Sprinkle the soil surface to keep moist. Do not allow soil to crust before the emergence of seedlings, which takes 1–3 weeks, depending on temperature and moisture. If necessary, thin young seedlings to 3/4–2" apart, depending on root size desired. Keep weed-free by tine weeding and shallow hoeing. To prevent greening, cover exposed crowns.
DISEASES: Blights can reduce yield and quality. Alternaria blight shows as brown-black lesions edged with yellow on leaf margins beginning on oldest leaves. Leaflets may shrivel and die. Cercospora blight first appears as small dark spots with yellow margins on the younger leaves and stems. To prevent blights, practice a 3-year crop rotation. Copper fungicides can be employed as a preventive measure or control.
INSECT PESTS: Carrot rust flies and wireworms: Provide fertile growing conditions and avoid ground recently in sod if possible. Exclude adult insects with fabric row covers.
HARVEST: Carrots may be dug any time after they reach the desired size. Generally the best harvest period lasts about 3 weeks (longer in cool, fall weather), after which time the roots may crack or the taste and appearance may decline. Make a few sowings at 3-week intervals for a continuous supply of tender carrots at their prime.
STORAGE: Plant carrots intended for winter storage about 100 days before expected fall frost. Carrots store best at 32°F (0°C) and 98% relative humidity.
AVG. SEEDING RATE: 1 M/33′, 5M/166′, 25M/830′, 720M/acre at 30 seeds/ft. in rows 24" apart.
CARROT TYPE: Each type is identified in product description. Amsterdam are short-season, medium-to-small, and cylindrical. Nantes are medium-length and cylindrical. The Shipping/Imperator types have the extra length and durability required of conventional packaged carrots, and perform best in deeply worked soil. Chantenays are top-shaped and suitable for shallow or heavy soil. Kuroda types have thick, tapered roots and can be darker than average in color. They are suitable for subtropical winter production (CA, TX, FL) or temperate summer production, where winters get below 45–50°F (7–13°C).
SIZED SEEDS: "Sized" seeds have been sorted so they are roughly the same size. This consistency allows for more accurate spacing with mechanical seeders and more even germination. Carrot seeds are sized, except when noted in the product description.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 204,000–436,100 (avg. 294,900).
PACKET: 750 seeds, sows 25′.
Shipping is an additional 15-29 business days depending on location. Shipping time will be provided at checkout.
If seeds fail to leave China, we will refund your payment 100%. But if seeds fail to reach you due to customs problem on your side which we were not informed in advance, we will not be able to bear any loss, and no refund will be made.
We sell only viable plants seeds online, and test germination of our seeds from time to time. So we will not be able to refund for seeds that clients fail to germinate, unless we are convinced that it's truly problem of our seeds.
Please send us an email: email@example.com and be as detailed as possible while filling in the information.
After submission, We will reply to you within 24 hours. Please be patient.
CHARGEBACKS & DISPUTES
Please contact us by email before opening a merchant chargeback or payment dispute, as we can generally resolve the issue before that takes place. Any chargebacks and disputes disable our ability to issue refunds or credits due to funds being frozen.
REFUND, EXCHANGE AND RETURN
Customers have the right to request a refund/ return/ exchange within 14 days from the delivery date. Our Customer Service team will offer the best solutions for specific situations.