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Product Number: 7003

TENDERSWEET CARROT (heirloom)

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Germ 6-14 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:

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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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!

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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).

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