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Daucus carota ‘Campestra carrot’

Carrot

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.3m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourWhite, middle flower usually purple, red
  • Leaf ColourBright green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Daucus carota ‘Campestra carrot’ (Carrot). The root is about 18cm long a deep orange colour and tapered at the end with smooth, cylindrical, stump-ended roots of excellent flesh colour and flavour. Heavy yields

Characteristics

Biennial, Vegetable

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilFertile, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Harvesting may start in Early autumn. Harvesting may end in Early winter. Fairly easy to grow.

Propagation

The seeds are sown close together and thinned to 3 or 4ins apart. Remember to keep your soil evenly moist but not soaked.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Carrot fly and slugs.

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