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Carrot Heirloom Seeds

Heirloom organic carrots are easy to grow and a wonderful source of Vitamin A!

Heirloom Carrot Climatic Requirements:  The heirloom carrot is a hardy, cool season crop that can be planted in the garden as soon as the orgnic soil can be prepared in the spring. Organic carrots require relatively large amounts of moisture and are not tolerant of drought. Prolonged hot weather in the later stages of development may not only retard growth but result in an undesirable strong flavor and coarseness in the roots. At the other extreme, prolonged temperatures below 55 degrees F tend to make the roots longer, more slender and paler in color than expected. The best temperature for highest quality organic roots is between 60 and 70 degrees F.

Soils:  Heirloom carrot plants thrive in deep, loose, well-drained soil. Avoid stony, cloddy or hard soils as they increase the likelihood of root defects. Because raised-beds usually have loose soil and receive little compaction from foot traffic, they are an ideal location to grow carrots. Heirloom carrot plants grow well at a pH range of 6.0 to 6.8.

Organic Fertilizers:  Most of the time a very well composted manure and a humus laden soil is all you need to grow great organic carrots.  Heirloom carrots require large amounts of plant nutrient elements normally found is this mix, but sometimes need extra potassium, for good production.   On the flip side too much manure applied just before seeding can result in forked roots. Better to wait till the tops are about 3"s to apply more organic manure as a side dressing. 

Establishing:  Direct seed heirloom carrots into a well-prepared soil early in the spring. Suggested planting seed depth is 1/4 inch deep in rows spaced 12 to 18 inches or more apart depending on the method of cultivation used. It is important to avoid crusting of the soil around the seed-bed. Covering the seed with vermiculite or fine organic compost and keeping the soil evenly moist until the seedlings have emerged will help prevent this problem.  After the seedlings have emerged, thin them to one inch apart. When the tops of the carrots grow thicker, thin them to about two to three inches apart.

Heirloom Organic Carrot Seed Varieties:  Some of the many heirloom carrot seed varieties are:  amarillo heirloom organic carrot seeds, autumn king heirloom carrot seeds, bambino heirloom carrot seeds, danvers half long heirloom carrot seeds, yellowstone heirloom carrot seeds, dragon heirloom carrot seeds, chantenay heirloom carrot seeds, amsterdam #2 heirloom organic carrot seeds, scarlet nantes heirloom carrot seeds, red cored chantenay heirloom carrot seeds, atomic red heirloom carrot seeds, shin kuroda heirloom carrot seeds, davers 126 heirloom carrot seeds, early coreless heirloom carrot seeds, gold pak heirloom carrot seeds, little finger heirloom carrot seeds, oxheart heirloom carrot seeds, parisian heirloom orgnic carrot seeds, st. valery  heirloom carrot seeds, tendersweet heirloom organic carrot seeds, cosmic purple heirloom carrot seeds and jaune du boubs. carrot seeds.

Atomic Red Carrot Seed

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Cosmic Purple Carrot Seed

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Danvers 126 Carrot Seed

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Imperator 58 Carrot Seed

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Little Fingers Carrot Seed

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Lunar White Carrot Seeds

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Parisian Carrot Seeds

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Red Cored Chantenay Carrot Seed

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Scarlet Nantes Carrot Seeds

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Solar Yellow Carrot Seed

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St. Valery Carrot

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