Carrot Seeds - 'Carrot 'Solar Yellow'' ( 1000 SEEDS ) Heirloom Vegetable
Carrot - Solar Yellow - Daucus carota var. sativus
Biennial Heirloom. Solar Yellow Carrot's roots grow to 7" in a classic Danvers shape, that is broad throughout and tapering to a small point. The buttery-yellow roots are sweet and crisp. These carrots get their yellow color from the pigment xanthophyll which supports eye health.
Soil and Water: Grow in light, deeply tilled soils with plenty of added organic matter. Add some sand to promote straight growth. Carrots like good drainage and a pH range of 6.0-6.6 with regular water. Keep seeds moist during germination. Apply a mulch layer once established to keep roots cool. Thin the carrots to 3" apart.
Planting and Growing: Direct seed 2 weeks before the last frost in 3 week successions. Carrots can be grown almost all year except in climates with extreme heat or freezing temperatures. Mix the small seeds with dry coffee grounds or sand to improve seed distribution.
Harvesting and Storage: Trim off the foliage to extend storage time, but do not wash the carrots. Layer roots in a container with damp medium and store in cool, humid conditions or store carrots in the ground over winter under a layer of straw.
Did You Know? Purple and yellow are the original colors of the domestic carrot. Red, white, and orange carrots were developed later.
Soil Temperature: 45-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/8"-1/4"
Germination: 10-21 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 3"
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside in early spring. Can be fall planted. Plant about 2” apart and 1/4“ below soil surface. Can sow closer, then thin later. Rows should be spaced at 18”-24” apart.