I planted these (Central Mass/5b) last year after years of looking for them. Mine we plagued by a rabbit feeding off the green tops until I fenced them off in mid summer. They recovered and became late season carrots. The tend to grow inconsistent sizes in my raised beds, but healthy and no signs of worms at all which I have had with other varieties. Dug/ate them all fall and through new years, literally pitchforking them up with frozen chunks of soil! I did take care to thickly mulch with dead leaves in mid fall. Taste is adequate imo, cold-dug taste best. These are Champs for stews, soupsing, hold up to cooking and great meaty texture. There are definitely better carrots in terms of growth, taste etc. etc., but these are a total hoot to grow.
Nice and sweet these are and haven't grown them in years, but going to this year!
My soil is heavy clay. Harvesting carrots is a nightmare. These are easy to grip and pull without having to get a garden fork. Great taste. So glad I tried it. It will be my main carrot next year.....
I grew these carrots last fall for the first time and have been impressed. I planted them in late August and let them grow through the winter. I am zone 6b, lower middle Tennessee. The longer you leave them in the ground, the bigger they become. The picture above does not do them justice - they can easily become twice the size shown. Today is the first day of April (this is not a joke) and I am still harvesting them. I learned that if you push the dirt away from the top gently with your finger you can judge their size and choose to harvest the largest ones. My soil is hard rocky clay. Other carrots split and grow crooked,, which does not concern me, I am just going to cut them up anyway. The flavor is good, much better than any store bought carrot. The Oxheart carrots are great for eating and for showing off.