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Tendersweet Carrot (Heirloom, 70 Days)

Heirloom pre-1936. According to the 1936 James Vick catalog, “Many of our customers who do not care much for carrots are enthusiastic about Tendersweet. 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


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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Kim C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Gardening experience

It was excellent. I'm totally satisfied with the seeds I've planted. Here in Florida we can have a winter garden as well as a spring garden. I planted the peas, parsley and carrots. Everything's doing great so far. I'm sure it'll be wonderful when picking time comes. In the spring I'll plant the tomatoes, peppers and squash. I'll let you know how they do...


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Hi Kim, Thank yo so much for your feedback! We love hearing how folks gardens are doing. Thank you and have a wonderful Holiday Season! Deby

Pamela T.
United States United States


Every carrot seed germinated!

John M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Carrot Seeds

Great seeds, plants are growing well this is our second set of seeds as we have already had our first harvest. Great service as well as great serds

Lee F.
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Loved buying family owned seeds and doing starters in our house and transferring to our wood boxed beds. All of the seeds we purchased have turned into deliciousness on our nightly dinner table! Look forward to next years crops!

Pinetree Garden Seeds Tendersweet Carrot (Heirloom, 70 Days) Review
M B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Carrots are popping up in the Cold Frame

Great. I've been buying seeds from Pinetree for years...just the right amount of seeds for my garden. I planted carrots, beets, lettuce, radishes in the cold frame on April 4th. They have all germinated well. Spinach seeds from another company still haven't yet.