Carrot 'Red' Jumbo Traypack

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Although carrots like the sun, they prefer cooler temps, and can be planted up to a month before our average last freeze date, as long as the soil registers at least 45 degrees. Consider planting these starts in a 12" deep pot, carefully dividing each cell into two or three separate clumps and spacing them three inches apart. You'll need to thin each clump to the single strongest seedling, then sit back and be patient. If you want to harvest true baby carrots (and not big ones whittled down to look like baby carrots), start checking for root development by scratching gently around the base of the greens. Health tip: consider leaving your harvested carrots unpeeled, just scrub gently, as the red "skin" contains the most nutrients and unlike many store-bought carrots, are often not bitter. And by the way, don't be surprised if the inside of this Red carrot is yellow or orange!  

Common Name: Red carrot
Culinary Uses: Fresh for salads and pickling and cooked - steamed, roasted, or added to soups and stews
Harvest Time: Harvest any time before reaching maximum length, around 8" - 10"
Mature Size: Matures in 73 days, approximately 8" - 10"
Growth Rate: Moderate
Cold Hardiness: Frost tolerant biennial grown as an annual
Light: Sun to partial sun
Structure: Upright
Photos: Real images, not stock photos
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