Named for the Spanish word for yellow, not the city in Texas, these lovely bright lemon-yellow roots are very sweet and juicy. Yellow carrots have been around forever and are the favorites of a few folks here at Pinetree. Roots will grow to 8 inches and the size is somewhat variable. Makes an interesting addition to crudites and also retains its sweet flavor when cooked. 300 seeds
Outdoors- Early spring, a few weeks before last frost until mid summer. Sow lightly, 1/4” deep, with soil temperature 50-80 degrees. The cooler the soil the longer it takes for germination, up to 3 weeks. The soil moisture should be maintained regularly until germination. Thin to 1-3” apart.
Harvest– Start when carrots reach finger size for baby carrots or when they turn to a bright orange. Late season carrots hold longer and become sweeter in the cooler weather.
Tips- Use a row cover helps to maintain moisture for germination. Carrots prefer a loose soil, free of rubble. If your soil is heavy with clay, use the shorter varieties. Keep well weeded and cover any exposed carrot with soil to prevent greening.