Seeds - Carrot, Dragon
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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.
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 anti-oxidants 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: 250 seeds
Latin Name: Daucus carrota var. sativus
Main Uses: Culinary
Days to Maturity: 90 days
Exposure: Full sun
Germination: 14 - 21 days (or longer in cooler soil). Light, daily watering will improve germination.
Sowing: Direct seed once 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.