Organic Atomic Red Carrots will add color to your garden and your table! Novel, long carrots, when peeled, have pinkish-red roots that turn brilliant red when cooked. The 9″ (22 cm) roots are great for steaming, roasting or baking. Lycopene (a pre-cursor to vitamin A), the substance responsible for the red color, has been shown to prevent several types of cancer.
Planting Tips for Atomic Red Carrots
Sow directly into loose, fertile garden soil with just enough soil covering to anchor the seeds 2-4 weeks before last frost date. For continued production, sow seeds again in 3 week intervals until mid summer. Keep soil moist without allowing it to crust over before the seedlings emerge. Thin the young seedlings to 2″ and fertilize when plants are 4″ tall. Pull roots when carrots are of sufficient size and color to meet your needs.
Leaf lettuce, onions and tomatoes are friends with carrots, so feel free to plant them together. Dill and parsnips should be planted away from your carrots.
Germ: 14 days
Maturity: 70 days
Net Wt. per Packet: 500 mg
Approximate Seed Count: 345 Seeds/Packet