Carrot - Parisian Gourmet Round Carrots (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) NonGMO Heirloom Gourmet Carrots Vegetable.
Height 6 to 12 in
The Parisian Carrot is unique in both its shape and ability to grow in difficult soils. This carrot variety grows roots that are very short and squat, and they are practically a globe shape.
Parisian Carrots can be grown in heavy soils where long carrots are difficult to grow because of their short growth pattern. Like all carrots, this variety does best in well-drained and sandy soils, but unlike others, it can grow in rocky soil!
Carrots bring bountiful nutrients to the table, as well as a burst of color. Carrots are rich in vitamin A, which helps prevent poor eyesight. In addition to being a tasty treat to humans, they also make a healthy treat for pets. Parisian Carrots have the classic orange carrot coloured skin and flesh; they taste extra sweet and are very tender compared to standard varieties.
Before Planting: Till the area so you have deep, loose, and fertile. Mix in sand for best results which will help give good moisture retention and straight, smooth roots. Carrots require well-drained soils, with a pH range of 6.0-7.0.
- Full Sun
- Soil Preference: Loose, loamy, composted, well-draining
- Days to Maturity: 55 to 60
- Days to Germination: 14 to 21
- Seeding Depth: 1/2 in
- Plant Spacing: 2 to 4 in
- Row Spacing: 18 to 24 in
- Sow from early Spring to Midsummer, space seeds 1 in apart (about 15 to 20 seeds/ft.), 1/4- to 1/2in deep, in single rows 16 to 24in apart. Sprinkle the soil surface to keep moist.
- Don’t allow soil to crust before the emergence of seedlings which takes 1-3 weeks, depending on temperature and moisture.
- Thin young seedlings to 1 to 2in apart, depending on root size desired.Planting:
- Carrots are ready for harvest 2.5 months after planting, when their diameter reaches about a half-inch or desired size.
- Watering: Water at least 1 in per week
- Fertilizer: Mulch can be spread lightly around the carrots. Keep up on weeding, and fertilizer can be used five weeks after planting.Harvesting: Carrots may be dug any time after they reach the desired size. Generally the best harvest period lasts about 3 weeks. Cool Fall weather will increase sugars and taste during harvest. Sow new seeds every 2 to 3 weeks for continuous supply of carrots.
- Tips: Plant carrots intended for winter storage about 100 days before expected fall frost.
- Carrots store best at 32°F and 98% relative humidity.
- Temperature Preference: 55 to 75 °F
- Seed Count: 10