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Carrot in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Daucus carota subsp. sativus

 

Carrot

Daucus carota supsp. sativus is the garden carrot. Carrots are root vegetables and originate from Persia. They produce feathery green foliage, and develop an edible taproot. They are usually orange in colour, however other cultivars now produce carrots of different colours such as purple, black, red, white, and yellow. As with most types of vegetables there three main types - early, intermediate and main crop. By selecting each of the varieties, carrots can be available most of the year. Carrots are best planted in light, stone-free soil that was not manured the previous year, or the roots will fork.

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plant Features
  • Carrot likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Carrot likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Carrot is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Carrot likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Carrot

Latin name

Daucus carota subsp. sativus

type

Vegetable

family

Apiaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Carrot likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Carrot is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Carrot likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Carrot likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Carrot is 0.20meters x 0.20meters 0.20 M 0.20 M

Daucus carota subsp. sativus

Daucus carota supsp. sativus is the garden carrot. Carrots are root vegetables and originate from Persia. They produce feathery green foliage, and develop an edible taproot. They are usually orange in colour, however other cultivars now produce carrots of different colours such as purple, black, red, white, and yellow. As with most types of vegetables there three main types - early, intermediate and main crop. By selecting each of the varieties, carrots can be available most of the year. Carrots are best planted in light, stone-free soil that was not manured the previous year, or the roots will fork.


Propagation by seed

From Late Winter TO Mid Summer

Before sowing carrots, dig the soil to a fine tilth, breaking up any large lumps and removing any stones.. Make drills to a depth of 1cm (½in), leaving about 30cm (12in) between each drill. Sprinkle carrot seed thinly along the drill. Cover the seeds with soil, and water well with a fine-rose watering-can. Keep the soil moist until germination, about 10-20 days. Sow in succession for continuous cropping, from late Winter under cloches, or early Spring in open ground.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Autumn

Do not attempt to plant seedlings to another growing site. They will not transplant successfully

 
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