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Atomic Red Carrots heirloom

€2,45 EUR

Atomic Red Carrot is a heirloom that is said to originate from Asia in the 17th Century. The Atomic Red carrots have a dark red skin, a bright red-orange core and a long sized-root that can grow to roughly 10" long. They have a crisp texture and a sweet flavor. These carrots are particularly high in the red pigment lycopene and their red color goes deeper when cooked. This heirloom carrot variety is stunning and a feast for the eyes and the palate with its bright colors and sweet taste.

Scientific Name: Daucus Carota

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 15-30C

Germination time in days: 10-20 days

Indicative Days to maturity: 70 days

Sunlight: Full sun-partial shade

Soil requirement: rich and light

Sowing and cultivation: Sow seed indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost or directly outside in full sun once soil temps are above 15 C. Keep moist. Germination may be slow. Thin to 5-8 cm apart. Harvest when size is about 15-20 cm long