CARROT

(13 varieties to choose from)

 

Plant early in the Spring and carefully weed for the best success.  Keep moist when young, as seedlings are prone to drying out.  Soils rich in organic matter produce sweeter carrots.  Carrots are generally classified as either Nantes types which are short, straight carrots that resemble fingers, Chantenay types which are blocky at the stem end and taper to a thinner carrot at the root tip, or Imperator types which are long and skinny usually 10 inches long or more.  Approximately 2000 seeds/pkt. unless otherwise noted.

 

Amarillo- 75 days - Bright yellow, Chantenay type, thick roots. Colorful addition to dishes. Carrots can get rather large in a full season.   Pkt. $2.50

Autumn King - 70 days - Stump rooted Imperator type averaging 7 to 9 inches long.  Good for winter storage.  Pkt. $1.50

Brilliance - 75 days - Nantes type, blunt end, deep magenta orange, very bright colored. One of the varieties that  is supposed to be higher in vitamin A.    Pkt. $1.50

 

Coreless Amsterdam- 57 days- Very early, Nantes type.  Roots average 6 inches long and are very uniform and straight all the way to the end.  Excellent for use as “Baby Carrots”.  Pkt. $2.00

 

Dragon Purple- 80 days- Chantenay type with variations, unique color of deep purple shaded outer skin with rich orange inside.  Good flavor.  Developed by Dr. John Navazio.  Approximately 1000 seeds/pkt.  Pkt. $2.50   Certified Organic Seed

Kuroda -  80 days - Chantenay type, heat tolerant, deep orange red 7 to 8 inch tapered roots, good keeper.  Pkt. $1.50

 

Merida- 85 days-  A nice flavored longer imperator type carrot.  Excellent flavor and uniformity.   (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2019)

 

Oxheart- 80 days-  A very short fat carrot, Chantenay type, suitable for heavy clay soils, but they do really well in our sandy soil also.  Pkt. $2.50

 

Royal Chantenay- 70 days- Broad roots, Chantenay type. Tend to store better than Nantes types.  Pkt. $1.25

 

Saint Valery- 70 days- 10 to 12 inch long roots, sweet, tender flesh with minimal core.  Pkt. $1.50

 

Scarlet Nantes- 70 days-  6 to 7 inch cylindrical roots, Nantes type.  Nice, sweet, old-fashioned carrot. Pkt. $1.50

 

Snow White- 70 days- Tender, snow white color, Chantenay type.  This get very large for us here in Iowa.  Pkt. $2.00

 

Tendersweet - 75 days - Imperator type, 7 inches, deep orange, coreless, 8 to 10 inch roots, good for freezing.  Pkt. $1.75

 

Carrot Mix - A mixture of the varieties offered.  Pkt. $2.00 

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Sand Hill Preservation Center

Heirloom Seeds & Poultry

1878 230th Street

Calamus, IA 52729

563-246-2299

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