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Carrot 'Calliope Blend' Seed Pack

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It's potluck as to how many you'll get of each color, but they're sure to prove delectable and fun. Who says carrots have to be orange?

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This Calliope Blend includes purple-, yellow-, white-, red-, and orange-skinned varieties. To make things even more colorful, the purple-skinned carrots have an orange interior while the red-skinned variety has a yellow interior. Some have tapered ends while others are more rounded, but ultimately, they are basically similar in taste (delicious!) and nutritional value. In the Pacific NW, you'll probably have time for a second sowing that can remain in the ground up until a hard freeze. Light frosts will make them all the sweeter. 

Botanical Name Daucus carota
Mature Size 8" - 10" long at their peak
Light Sun to partial sun
Cold Hardiness Frost-tolerant biennial grown as an annual
When to Sow Outside 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 45°F, ideally 60°–85°F.
When to Start Inside Not recommended; root disturbance stunts growth.
Special Germination Instructions Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 10 to 12 weeks before your average first fall frost date.
Days to Emerge 10 - 25 days
Seed Depth 1/4"
Seed Spacing 1"
Row Spacing 6"
Thinning When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 3"
Maturity Date 65 - 75 days
When to Harvest For best flavor and texture, harvest carrots any time before, and until they reach their optimal size.
Additional Info May be harvested when 3" - 4" long for baby carrots. Otherwise, carrots left in the ground will benefit in flavor from light frost but harvest before heavy freeze.
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