Tendersweet Carrot Seeds-100 Seeds

Tendersweet Carrot Seeds-100 Seeds

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Tendersweet has long, 22-25 cm tapered roots being 5 cm at the shoulder; rich orange color; sweet, and coreless. This heirloom carrot is a reliable producer that has been pleasing folks for generations. Tendersweet carrot is one of the finest varieties, always sweet, tender, and crunchy, and uniformly tapered to a semi-blunt end. The flesh of this carrot is rich orange with an indistinct core.

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QUICK FACTS

  • Open-pollinated seeds

  • 70 days to harvest

  • Grows to 25-30 cm long

  • Heirloom pre-1930s

 Sowing

Sow seeds 5-10 mm deep when soil is at least 8 C. Sow seeds at 5 days intervals over several weeks for fresh eating. Thin to 5 cm apart.

Germination Instructions

Direct sow into well prepared, light well-drained soil that is stone free. Carrots do not like manured soils so beds are best prepared during the previous autumn. Rake in a general-purpose fertilizer 1-2 weeks before sowing. Sow very thinly 10mm deep in drills 30cm apart. Water until germination occurs. Germination takes 10-20 days. When large enough to handle thin to 10cm spacing.

Growing Instructions

Water only to keep the soil moist, excessive water encourages leaf, not root growth. Earth up around growing carrots to prevent green crowns. Carrot fly can be a problem, if so cover with fleece or fine netting.

Cultivation Instructions

Pull a single carrot first to check the size. If soil is dry water before lifting as this will make it easier. Use a fork to lift roots. Damaged roots should be used immediately or discarded. Sound roots can be stored. Cut leaves to 2cm and store in layers of sand, carrots should not touch each other during storage.

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