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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

 

PLANTING:

Germ 6-14 days

Outdoors- Early spring, a few weeks before last frost until mid summer. Sow lightly, 1/4” deep, with soil temperature 50-80 degrees. The cooler the soil the longer it takes for germination, up to 3 weeks. The soil moisture should be maintained regularly until germination. Thin to 1-3” apart.

Harvest– Start when carrots reach finger size for baby carrots or when they turn to a bright orange. Late season carrots hold longer and become sweeter in the cooler weather.

Tips- Use a row cover helps to maintain moisture for germination. Carrots prefer a loose soil, free of rubble. If your soil is heavy with clay, use the shorter varieties. Keep well weeded and cover any exposed carrot with soil to prevent greening.

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    CK
    05/03/2019
    CHARLES KMUCHA
    I recommend this product

    What They ALL Say

    I usually grow 2 or 3 different varieties of carrots every year. Gardening success always has so many variables, but the Tendersweet carrots were nothing short of outstanding when I grew them. They produced well and the size is, indeed, quite uniform. But What They ALL Say, when I share them with my friends and family is that they are the best tasting carrot they have ever eaten. I do not exaggerate when I say that, in some cases, they were eaten without being peeled--I confess, I did it, too. Cannot speak too highly of this variety. I am growing no other varieties this year and have planted extra rows.

    M
    09/06/2018
    Marty
    Ohio

    Sets the Bar High

    I have grown this carrot for 4 years, and am ordering more seeds right now because it puts other carrots to shame taste wise. I have grown many varieties, including the trendy pretty colorful varieties, but hands down, the crunch and unparalleled sweetness cannot be beat! Grow these! Dependable germination with fresh seeds, too. My 4 year old seeds had to be filled in!

    G
    01/26/2018
    Grant
    Crescent City, CA

    Great tasting carrot

    Wonderful flavor, always impresses friends to taste great home-grown carrots. Very good keeper in the ground in our part of the country (coastal northern California).