Spring 2015

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local and in season

What to Plant The Carrot (Daucus carota) Orange: The Standard Babette: 3–4 inches, 70 days, a mini-carrot se-

lected from a Nantes type; typical sweet carrot flavor. Danvers: Improved heirloom, 7-inch root, 65–75 days, tolerates heavier soils, stores well. Mokum: 5–6 inches, 48 days, slender, sweet

carrot, can plant two to three crops depending on the season. Oxheart: Heirloom, 5–6 inch heart-shaped root,

90 days, can grow to one pound each. Red Cored Chantenay: Heirloom, 5–7 inches, 70 days, sweet and stores well, tolerates heavier soils. Scarlet Nantes: 6–8 inch root, 65–74 days, my first carrot variety, what a carrot should taste like. St. Valery: Heirloom, 10–12 inches, 70 days, sweet red-orange roots, rare.

(contains xanthophyll, which is similar to beta carotene) Amarillo: 8 inches, 75 days, crunchy and sweet. Jaune du Doubs: Heirloom, 8–10 inches, 60–70 days, requires well-worked soil or the roots will fork, when young it is better cooked than raw, cellars well. Yellowstone: 7–8 inches, 72 days, very crisp texture, tolerate of heavier soils.




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