(75 days) Red carrot color madness! This carrot is just so much fun and brings out the kid in everyone. It is red! Yep, not orange, but RED! Add the Atomic Red carrot to our Cosmic Purple carrot in a salad and the kids will think they are eating a bowl of Fruits Loops! It gets better though: the Atomic Red carrot gets its great color from healthful Lycopene.
Lycopene credited for helping prevent several types of cancer, and is a proven antioxidant. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, which may damage the body's cells. Ongoing preliminary research suggests that lycopene is associated with reduced risk of macular degenerative disease, serum lipid oxidation and cancers of the lung, bladder, cervix and skin.
Atomic Red carrot is at its best when cooked as this helps to make the lycopene more available to your body. Atomic Red carrot has 10” long tapered roots. Sure to please you and the kids!
I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.