HEIRLOOM prior to 1936 According to the 1936 James Vick catalog, "many of our customers who do not care much for carrots are enthusiastic about Tendersweet. The roots are long, tapering down to a blunt end and are reddish orange in color, and very uniform in size and shape. Popular with market growers because of the attractive bunch it makes". 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.