Long term storage. A superior hybrid multiple-use imperator. Neptune has early maturity, flexibility in the field and long term storage capabilities. Medium orange 8-10” roots with an indistinct core are tasty and crisp. This carrot is a big yielder. Maturity is about 65 days. Untreated seed has approx. 1000 seeds/pkg.
Please note: 12730A is untreated seed, 12730M10, M50, M250 & M500 are available as Treated Seed Only for 2021.
Pelleted/Treated 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.
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.