Carrot Seed Varieties
There is no shortage of carrot varieties. And, that's a good thing, as carrots
both taste good, and are healthy for you.
Looking for an old fashioned heirloom carrot? How about a uniquely different
variety? Listed below are the more popular varieties along with some interesting
ones to try...and show off.
Also see: How to grow carrots
Did you Know?: Soil type and temperature can affect carrot color.
Varieties of Carrots:
Chantenay - Also called Royal Chantenay, this is a tender, crisp heirloom
variety. Good for storage. It grows 5 to 7 inches long, a and is very
popular in home gardens.
Danvers Half Long - Tender, sweet, and rich flavor, with a smooth
texture. Danvers is deep orange in color, and grows six to eight inches
and has a blunt end. It is good for canning and freezing.
Imperator - Imperator has top quality and sweetness. Use it fresh,
canned or frozen. Rots are 7-8 inches long, and tapered. It needs deep soil
to grow straight and mature.
Little Finger - Little Finger are very popular baby carrots. They
are excellent for eating fresh, canned or pickled. Roots are cylindrical
with a blunt tip, growing about 3 inches long.
Nantes - This slender, six inch long carrot has a rounded end. It
is crisp and tender.
Parisian - This is a short, round carrot, ideal for container planting.
use it fresh or cooked. Tasty!
Cosmic Purple - Here's a carrot that is both pretty and tasty.
It has a purple skin, that's sure to draw attention. The flesh is a sweet,
orange with a bright yellow core.
Tip: For a continuous harvest, sow some seeds every two to three weeks.
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