Carrot

No known alternate names

Daucus carota – Apiaceae

Description

Height – 12 to 18 inches
Spread – 1 to 2 feet
Root Depth – 2 to 5 feet
Hardiness – Hardy, can tolerate light frost
Exposure – Partial shade, needs 5 hours of sun each day

Planting

Depth – 1/4 inch
Extensive Spacing
  In Row – Spacing between plants within row in inches
  Between Rows – Spacing between rows in inches
Intensive Spacing – 16 per square foot

Direct Seed – seeds can be covered by sand to help the seeds break thru the surface
  Spring – Start 4 weeks prior to last expected frost
  Fall – Stop 10 weeks prior to first expected frost

Transplant – Not transplanted
  Spring Inside – n/a
  Spring Outside – n/a
  Fall Inside – n/a
  Fall Outside – n/a

Succession – Start every 2 to 3 weeks

Requirements

Germination – 55°Fto75°F
Growth
  Soil – 65°Fto75°F
  Air – 45°Fto75°F
pH – 5.5 to 6.5
Watering – Moderate, 1″ per week
Fertilizer – Light feeder, one application of fertilizer per year with no supplemental feedings

Duration

Germination – 10 to 17 days
Maturity – 10 weeks
Harvest – n/a

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