Seeds - Art Pack - Carrot, Dragon (Organic)
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Description: The deepest red-purple carrot on the market! The core is a contrasting yellow-orange. Sweet flavour mingles with spicy tones.
Artwork by JiaJia Hamner. JiaJia's work, made with ink and watercolour on paper, depicts the magical beings of the underworld. She has also included the chemical symbol for anthocyanin, the compound responsible for this carrot's deep purple hue.
Interesting fact: Carrots were purple before they were orange! In fact, purple carrots date back thousands of years. Aside from their flavour and beauty, purple carrots are loaded with unique antioxidants called anthocyanins (common to purple fruits and berries; not present in orange carrots). Anthocyanins are associated with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-carcinogenic benefits when consumed regularly.
Pack Size: 500 seeds
Latin Name: Daucus carrota var. sativus
Main Uses: Culinary
Days to Maturity: 85 days
Exposure: Full sun
Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Germination: 14 - 21 days (or longer in cooler soil). Light, daily watering will improve germination.
Sowing: Direct seed once the soil can be worked (12° - 21°C). Carrots do not do well seeded indoors or in starter trays.
Planting Depth: 1/4”.
Spacing: Sow seeds 1/2” apart in rows 12" apart. Thin to 2” when tops are 2” tall.
Growing in Mixed Planters: Not well-suited for mixed planters.
Fertilizing (Containers): Plant in a composty, well-draining potting mix. Add up to 25% Sea Soil to the potting mix.
Watering (Containers): Water deeply as required.
Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden bed amended with compost. No additional fertilizer is required.
Watering (Garden): Water new transplants regularly to establish roots. Once established, water deeply as required.
Companion Planting: Dill and Cilantro are said to be harmful to carrots because of a substance that is excreted through their roots.
Harvesting: Harvest just after a frost for best flavour.
Suitability for Indoors: Carrots are a specialized project for indoor growing.
What about Grow Lights? Grow lights are required to grow this crop indoors.