Coloured Carrot Collection
This collecton contains 3 seed pkgs, 1 each of Deep Purple, Rainbow and White Satin coloured carrots.
Deep Purple: solid purple colour. Long roots that can reach up to 10-12 inches. Strong tops with great uniformity. This hybrid carrot is great raw and looks excellent in a salad. Maturity 65-70 days.
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! Carrots are uniform in size and appearance. Matures in 75 days.
White Satin: White Satin is a very productive carrot, producing long 8 to 9 inch roots. Very mild flavour, but extra sweet and crisp. Pure, bright white skin and core. Strong tops and a small green shoulder. Maturity of 65 days.
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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.