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Long Sweet Carrots

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Long Sweet Carrots

King Midas

EXCLUSIVE - Strike it rich with these long, handsome, sweet carrots. Our favorite in the Imperator hybrid class, King Midas offers large siz...
EXCLUSIVE - Strike it rich with these long, handsome, sweet carrots. Our favorite in the Imperator hybrid class, King Midas offers large size and rich, fully developed carrot flavor. The vigorous roots grow steadily into smooth, nearly coreless 8 to 9 inch beauties, slightly tapered with pointed tips. The well-filled carrots have the deep orange flesh that indicates an especially high level of health enhancing beta-carotene. Slice them into abundant crunchy carrot stick snacks or fat carrot “coins” to lightly steam, sauté or stirfry.
Seed Count: Approx. 500 / Weight: 750 mg / F-1 Hybrid
$ 2.79

START SEEDS OUTDOORS

In spring once danger of hard frost is past, sow seeds in full sun in finely worked, fertile soil. Sow 1/4 inch deep and 1/2 inch apart in rows 8 inches apart, or broadcast thinly in beds and cover lightly. Keep seed bed evenly moist as carrots can be slow to germinate, emerging over 10 to 21 days. If first sowing comes up unevenly, replant right away as seedlings catch up quickly. Thin young carrots several times so seedlings are 2 to 3 inches apart and have room to size up.

 

GROWING NOTES

Carrots like well-worked soil and need consistent moisture to grow well. If your soil tends to dry out, cover seedbed with floating row covers to help retain moisture during the germination period. Keep carrots well weeded throughout the growing season. Plant again 3 months before first expected fall frost for a late crop.

 

HARVEST AND USE

Let carrots size up to at least 6 to 8 inches long before pulling for best sweet flavor. Eat them raw, sliced up as tasty fresh snacks, sautéed, steamed or braised. Set off their flavor with fresh lemon or orange juice and a sprinkling of minced herbs like fresh mint or thyme or glaze with a little honey, ginger or cinnamon. Wonderful in colorful stir-fries all season long.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

March - June
July - August
Full Sun
1/4 inch
1/2 inch
10 - 20 days
Approx. 68 - 75

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

March - June
July - August
Full Sun
1/4 inch
1/2 inch
10 - 20 days
Approx. 68 - 75

Plant In

March - June
July - August

Sun/Shade

Full Sun

Planting Depth

1/4 inch

Space Seeds

1/2 inch

Days to Germinate

10 - 20 days

Days to Harvest

Approx. 68 - 75

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