Carrot, Black Spanish (Daucus carota) seeds, organic

$2.95

Family:  Carrot (Apiaceae)

Biennial.  65 to 75 days to maturity

Heirloom violet-colored carrot, stronger tasting than orange carrots, nutrient-dense. Source of anthocyanins.  Crunchy and spicy when fresh, more interesting than a standard carrot in cookery.  Sow in spring, or for the fall garden sow July-Aug, 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep.  Germ in 10 to 21 days.  Prepare a fine seedbed and make furrows with your fingers and sow lightly.  Barely cover seed and tamp in, then keep evenly moist until germination.  Thinning is important to keep plants from bolting to flower. Thin to 4 inches apart and cultivate often until they size up. Carrots average 6 inches long.

Packet contains 200 seeds
10 g contains ~ 10,000 seeds

Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    Tim Child

    These grew well until it got hot then they immediately went to seed and the roots got woody. Would a shade cloth be useful in this situation?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Tim,
      I don’t think a shade cloth would fix this. It might be better to sow these in the late summer after the weather starts to cool.
      Richo

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    • Zan

      Aloha Richo,
      You think these carrots would be good for Hawaii? Would be so happy to be able to save my own seed but carrots rarely seed here. Thanks!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Zan, right, because carrots are biennials that require a winter clue to flower. All our carrots are OP’s–it is getting increasingly difficult to find them–I would buy and plant all our varieties and see which one does best for you. Our best deal on carrots is the NANTES at 500 seeds per packet. Richo

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