You'll be surprised how different carrots can be in both size and taste. Here is an opportunity to try a few of our favourites in one collection. Give them a try! This collection contains one package each of Napoli, Rainbow and Bolero Carrots.
Napoli: Bright 7-8 inch, slightly tapered roots have excellent sweet flavour, and dark green tops. Fantastic as an early bunching carrot. Napoli keeps well in the fall and becomes very sweet when harvested late. Extra early at 55 days. Approx 1100 seeds/pkg.
Rainbow: An exceptionally crisp and tasty carrot in four bright colours that light up your plate. Colours range from white, yellow, light and dark orange, they make a great dipping tray and when cooked, the colours are even brighter! Since this is a single hybrid, not a mixture of varieties, the carrots are uniform in size and appearance. Matures in 75 days. Approx. 500 seeds/pkg.
Bolero: strong, sturdy tops with a medium orange 7-8” root. This hybrid Nantes is very uniform in size with blunt ends and is great for fall harvesting. Maintains its superior flavour after months of storage. Matures in 75 days. Approx. 1000 seeds/pkg.
Sow as soon as ground can be worked. Even moisture and soil temperature (18-24 degrees C) are essential for good germination. Sow seed 1⁄4-1⁄2 inches deep. Seed takes 14-21 days to germinate. Planting a few radish seeds helps to loosen the soil and mark the rows for these slow emerging seeds. Thin plants to at least 1 inch apart in rows spaced 18-24 inches apart.
Carrots are best grown in full sun but will tolerate light shading. Choose deeply-worked, stone free soil with pH of 6.5. Chantenay types are suitable for shallow or heavy soils. Raised beds or rows are recommended. Carrots are light to moderate feeders. Avoid using fresh animal and green manures at the time of planting. Moisture is required for good root formation.
Pests & Diseases:
Root maggots and Rust Flies can be deterred by using row covers. Leaf spot and blight diseases (Cercospera and Altenaria) can be controlled using a sulfur or copper fungicide. Aster Yellows is a disease spread by leaf hoppers. Control these insects by spraying in the evening with insecticidal soap or a pyrethrum product.
Bean, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, chive, leaf lettuce, leek, onion, pea, pepper, radish, tomato.
Approx. 23,000/25g will seed a 100-150 foot row, 1kg of seed/ acre.