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ADELAIDE CARROT (F1 hybrid 65 days)

Dutch hybrid is used exclusively for producing those attractive baby carrots that command such a premium price at the market. An early, cylindrical, bright orange, coreless carrot that grows to about 3 1/2” for harvest, Adelaide retains its remarkably sweet flavor for quite a while. Use raw, in salads, for pickling, & stir fries. 

300 seeds

PLANTING:

Germination: 6-14 days

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

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/4” deep

Outside Sowing: Starting 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 or when their color deepens. 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 to roots to become hairy.

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04/07/2018
Nancy B.
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Adelaide carrots 5 stars!

Last year I sort of bought a some packs to distribute for fun because our granddaughter, Adelaide was born I grew the some of the carrots. I never had luck growing carrots. Last year and this year great crops! No disease, no nematode damage and store well Did I mention sweet? One of the best!