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Carrot (Daucus carota) Early Nantes ORGANIC SEED
Vigorous grower with 16cm long cylindrical blunt ended roots of deep red/orange for mid season use.
Carrots are often thought of as the ultimate health food. You were probably told to "eat your carrots" by your parents.
It is believed that the carrot was first cultivated in the area now known as Afghanistan thousands of years ago as a small forked purple or yellow root with a woody and bitter flavour, resembling nothing of the carrot we know today.
Purple, red, yellow and white carrots were cultivated long before the appearance of the now popular orange carrot, which was developed and stabilised by Dutch growers in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Product Part Number: OV107
When to sow
WHERE TO SOW
Sow very thinly in drills 1.5cm (3/4") deep with 25cm (9") between rows.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Carrot fly is attracted by thinning, so try to avoid thinning at all. If plants are overcrowded, thin if necessary in the evening removing all debris from site. Pull alternate roots when small and use whole.
Early sowings can be made in a cold frame or under cloches. In mild areas, sow in October under cloches or frame for really early spring use.
High in antioxidant beta-carotene which coverts to vitamin A in the body.