Carrot All Seasons
Carrot All Seasons is a staple in my house, these medium sized carrots grow to about 15 or 20cms long. They are crunchy with a mild sweet taste. A reliable performer in my garden. Grow 2 to 3 square metres a year and you won’t buy many carrots.
Sow – 2 weeks before last frost to March. Keep bed moist at ALL times while germinating. Sow latest in February for winter if you get frosts late April on.
Spacing – 5 to 10cm. rows 30cm
Both written history and molecular genetic studies indicate that the domestic carrot has a single origin in Central Asia. Its wild ancestors probably originated in Persia (regions of which are now Iran and Afghanistan), which remains the centre of diversity for the wild carrot Daucus carota. A naturally occurring subspecies of the wild carrot was presumably bred selectively over the centuries to reduce bitterness, increase sweetness and minimise the woody core; this process produced the familiar garden vegetable.
Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 20 to 26 C (around 12-17 days to germination)
- approx 690 seed per gram.