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Oxheart Carrot (90 Days)

3 reviews

Squat, chubby Chantenay type, with shoulders reaching 5" across and 3-4" long with a full carrot flavor. One of the most different carrots we offer, showing the diversity of carrot shapes and sizes.Tolerates heavy soil and excellent for storage. 

300 seeds

PLANTING

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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    JL
    03/01/2020
    janet l.
    United States United States
    Wowza!

    Nice and sweet these are and haven't grown them in years, but going to this year!

    J
    09/18/2017
    Judy
    Easy harvest!

    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.....

    J
    04/01/2016
    Jeannie
    Oxheart Carrots

    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.