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Nelson (F1) (Pelleted) (Daucus carota var. sativus) Product ID: 215JP Vegetables

Consistently sweet, early variety. Conventional seed with NOP-compliant pelleting. A favorite for early sowing and harvest during warm and hot weather, when growing sweet carrots is most difficult. The 5½-6½", cylindrical, blunt roots are very smooth, brittle, tender, and crisp with deep orange color. Harvest either at baby or full size. High yielding. Medium-short tops. Avg. 23,100 seeds/lb. Packet: 250 seeds. Plant Cycle:

(A)

Days to Maturity or Bloom:

56

Growing Information: Carrots

CULTURE: Any good garden or field soil will grow carrots. Deep, loose, and fertile sandy loams and peat soils with good moisture-holding capacity grow the straightest and smoothest roots. PLANTING: Sow from early spring to mid-July, 3/4-1" apart (about 30 seeds/ft.), 1/4- 1/2" deep, in 2" wide rows, 16-24" apart. For minimum soil compaction, use raised beds with 2 or 3 rows 16-24" apart, beds 5-6' on center. Sprinkle the soil surface to keep moist. Don't allow soil to crust before the emergence of seedlings which take 1-3 weeks, depending on temperature and moisture. If soil moisture during germination is an issue, we recommend using pelleted seed. If necessary, thin young seedlings to 3/4-2" apart, depending on root size desired. Keep weed-free by tine weeding and shallow hoeing. To prevent greening, cover exposed crowns. DISEASES: Blights can reduce yield and quality. Alternaria blight shows as brown-black lesions edged with yellow on leaf margins beginning on oldest leaves. Leaflets may shrivel and die. Cercospora blight first appears as small dark spots with yellow margins on the younger leaves and stems. To prevent blights, practice 3-year crop rotation. Copper fungicides (see Index) can be employed as a preventive measure or control. INSECT PESTS: Carrot rust fly and wireworms. Provide fertile growing conditions and avoid ground recently in sod if possible. Exclude adult insects with fabric row covers (see Index.) HARVEST: Carrots may be dug any time after they reach a good orange color (bright, not pale), at which stage flavor develops. Generally the best harvest period lasts about 3 weeks (longer in cool, fall weather), after which time the roots may crack or the taste and appearance may decline. Make a few sowings at 3 week intervals for a continuous supply of tender carrots at their prime. STORAGE: Plant carrots intended for winter storage about 100 days before expected fall frost. Carrots store best at 32°F (0°C) and 95% relative humidity. AVG. SEEDING RATE: 1M/33', 5M/166', 25M/830', 720M/acre (at 30 seeds/ft. in rows 24" apart). SIZED SEEDS: Standard except where noted. CARROT TYPE: Each type is identified in catalog copy. Nantes are medium length and cylindrical. The Shipping/Imperator types have the extra length and durability required in conventional packaged carrots, and perform the best in deeply worked soil. Chantenays are top-shaped and suitable for shallow or heavy soil. Kuroda types have thick, cylindrical roots and can be darker than average in color. They are suitable for tropical winter production (CA, TX, FL) or temperate summer production (where winters get below 45°-50°F (7°-13°C). SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 175,000-600,000 (avg. 288,000). PACKET: 750 seeds sows 25'.


Purple Haze (F1) (Daucus carota var. sativus) Product ID: 2680 Vegetables

Bright purple roots. Combines purple skin color with sweet flavor. 7-8" tapered roots with large, healthy tops. Skin is dark purple with a bright orange interior. Cooking will cause the color to fade. Medium-short tops. AAS winner. Avg. 300,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 750 seeds. Plant Cycle:

(A)

Days to Maturity or Bloom:

73

Growing Information: Carrots

CULTURE: Any good garden or field soil will grow carrots. Deep, loose, and fertile sandy loams and peat soils with good moisture-holding capacity grow the straightest and smoothest roots. PLANTING: Sow from early spring to mid-July, 3/4-1" apart (about 30 seeds/ft.), 1/4- 1/2" deep, in 2" wide rows, 16-24" apart. For minimum soil compaction, use raised beds with 2 or 3 rows 16-24" apart, beds 5-6' on center. Sprinkle the soil surface to keep moist. Don't allow soil to crust before the emergence of seedlings which take 1-3 weeks, depending on temperature and moisture. If soil moisture during germination is an issue, we recommend using pelleted seed. If necessary, thin young seedlings to 3/4-2" apart, depending on root size desired. Keep weed-free by tine weeding and shallow hoeing. To prevent greening, cover exposed crowns. DISEASES: Blights can reduce yield and quality. Alternaria blight shows as brown-black lesions edged with yellow on leaf margins beginning on oldest leaves. Leaflets may shrivel and die. Cercospora blight first appears as small dark spots with yellow margins on the younger leaves and stems. To prevent blights, practice 3-year crop rotation. Copper fungicides (see Index) can be employed as a preventive measure or control. INSECT PESTS: Carrot rust fly and wireworms. Provide fertile growing conditions and avoid ground recently in sod if possible. Exclude adult insects with fabric row covers (see Index.) HARVEST: Carrots may be dug any time after they reach a good orange color (bright, not pale), at which stage flavor develops. Generally the best harvest period lasts about 3 weeks (longer in cool, fall weather), after which time the roots may crack or the taste and appearance may decline. Make a few sowings at 3 week intervals for a continuous supply of tender carrots at their prime. STORAGE: Plant carrots intended for winter storage about 100 days before expected fall frost. Carrots store best at 32°F (0°C) and 95% relative humidity. AVG. SEEDING RATE: 1M/33', 5M/166', 25M/830', 720M/acre (at 30 seeds/ft. in rows 24" apart). SIZED SEEDS: Standard except where noted. CARROT TYPE: Each type is identified in catalog copy. Nantes are medium length and cylindrical. The Shipping/Imperator types have the extra length and durability required in conventional packaged carrots, and perform the best in deeply worked soil. Chantenays are top-shaped and suitable for shallow or heavy soil. Kuroda types have thick, cylindrical roots and can be darker than average in color. They are suitable for tropical winter production (CA, TX, FL) or temperate summer production (where winters get below 45°-50°F (7°-13°C). SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 175,000-600,000 (avg. 288,000). PACKET: 750 seeds sows 25'.


Rainbow (F1) Carrot (Daucus carota var. sativus) Product ID: 2414 Vegetables

Colored carrot mix. The flavor varies a bit with root color, but all are tender, sweet, and flavorful. 7-9" tapered roots with strong tops. Because Rainbow is a single variety with color variability, it will mature uniformly, unlike colored carrot mixes created using several different varieties. Also available pelleted. Avg. 253,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 750 seeds. Plant Cycle:

(A)

Days to Maturity or Bloom:

67

Growing Information: Carrots

CULTURE: Any good garden or field soil will grow carrots. Deep, loose, and fertile sandy loams and peat soils with good moisture-holding capacity grow the straightest and smoothest roots. PLANTING: Sow from early spring to mid-July, 3/4-1" apart (about 30 seeds/ft.), 1/4- 1/2" deep, in 2" wide rows, 16-24" apart. For minimum soil compaction, use raised beds with 2 or 3 rows 16-24" apart, beds 5-6' on center. Sprinkle the soil surface to keep moist. Don't allow soil to crust before the emergence of seedlings which take 1-3 weeks, depending on temperature and moisture. If soil moisture during germination is an issue, we recommend using pelleted seed. If necessary, thin young seedlings to 3/4-2" apart, depending on root size desired. Keep weed-free by tine weeding and shallow hoeing. To prevent greening, cover exposed crowns. DISEASES: Blights can reduce yield and quality. Alternaria blight shows as brown-black lesions edged with yellow on leaf margins beginning on oldest leaves. Leaflets may shrivel and die. Cercospora blight first appears as small dark spots with yellow margins on the younger leaves and stems. To prevent blights, practice 3-year crop rotation. Copper fungicides (see Index) can be employed as a preventive measure or control. INSECT PESTS: Carrot rust fly and wireworms. Provide fertile growing conditions and avoid ground recently in sod if possible. Exclude adult insects with fabric row covers (see Index.) HARVEST: Carrots may be dug any time after they reach a good orange color (bright, not pale), at which stage flavor develops. Generally the best harvest period lasts about 3 weeks (longer in cool, fall weather), after which time the roots may crack or the taste and appearance may decline. Make a few sowings at 3 week intervals for a continuous supply of tender carrots at their prime. STORAGE: Plant carrots intended for winter storage about 100 days before expected fall frost. Carrots store best at 32°F (0°C) and 95% relative humidity. AVG. SEEDING RATE: 1M/33', 5M/166', 25M/830', 720M/acre (at 30 seeds/ft. in rows 24" apart). SIZED SEEDS: Standard except where noted. CARROT TYPE: Each type is identified in catalog copy. Nantes are medium length and cylindrical. The Shipping/Imperator types have the extra length and durability required in conventional packaged carrots, and perform the best in deeply worked soil. Chantenays are top-shaped and suitable for shallow or heavy soil. Kuroda types have thick, cylindrical roots and can be darker than average in color. They are suitable for tropical winter production (CA, TX, FL) or temperate summer production (where winters get below 45°-50°F (7°-13°C). SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 175,000-600,000 (avg. 288,000). PACKET: 750 seeds sows 25'.

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