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Amarillo Carrot (70 Days)

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 eight inches and the size is somewhat variable. Makes an interesting addition to crudités. Retains its sweet flavor when cooked. 

300 seeds


Daucus carota

Germination: 6-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-85ºF. The cooler the soil the longer it takes for germination, up to 3 weeks.

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/4” deep

Sowing Outdoors: Start 3 weeks before last frost into mid-summer. Sow lightly, thin to 1-3” apart. The larger the carrot variety the more space needed between them. The soil moisture should be maintained regularly until germination, letting soil dry out during this period may result in lower germination.

How much does a packet plant: 10-12 foot row

Harvest: Start when carrots reach finger size for baby carrots. Carrots planted for summer harvest will hold in the ground for a few weeks but tend to split if they stay in the ground too long. Late season carrots hold longer and become sweeter in the cooler weather.

Tips: Using a row cover helps to maintain moisture for germination. Carrots prefer a loose soil, free of rubble. Use the shorter varieties for heavy soils. Keep well weeded and cover any exposed carrot with soil or mulch to prevent greening. An excess of nitrogen in the soil cause the roots to become hairy.

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Thomas E.
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Old is better than new

Orange carrots were developed in the 1600s. Before then, carrots were yellow or purple. The Amarillo carrot is the sweetest carrot we've ever grown. Large carrots, even in clay soil, keep very well all winter and into spring and early following summer. This variety is a "must have" for us.

Hallie O.
United States
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Absolutely adore Pinetree, been several decades relationship. Is mid May and barely warm enough to plant in The Palouse Range in Idaho. Maybe this next weekend. Clearly, global warming.

Pat J.

Yellow carrots

The germination was a little spottier than other orange carrots, but the flavor was worth the effort -- flavorful but no bitter after taste. Don't know how well they cook because most of them never made it to the house.