Excellent flavour out of storage. Bolero has 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. Untreated seed has approx. 1000 seeds/pkg.
Please note: 12390 Pelleted/Treated seed expected to be available mid March 2022.
Pelleted seed is easy to handle and saves space while reducing the amount of thinning required. Pelleted seed requires more moisture than regular seed so keep moist until coating has cracked. Available as Pelleted/Untreated for Organic growers and Pelleted/Treated Seed.
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.
Pelleted Seed: Pelleted seed is easy to handle and saves space while reducing the amount of thinning required. Pelleted seed requires more moisture than regular seed so keep moist until coating has cracked.
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.