Kaleidoscope Baby Carrot Seed Mix - (Daucus carota var. sativus)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 500 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 55-70 days
- Days to Germination:
- 6-21 days @ 50-75F
- Plant Spacing:
- Light Preference:
- Full sun
- Soil Requirements:
- Light, sandy or humus, well drained soil
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Kaleidoscope Baby Carrot Mix - Colors All Around
A lovely full-color spectrum of tender, delectable baby carrots. We’ve selected these carrots for their flavor, color and fast growth for both baby and full-size carrots.
The colors range from black, purple, red, orange, yellow and white; making this the center of attraction at picnics, parties, dinners or anywhere you want to add color and conversation. Pick young for baby carrots that kids simply cannot resist, or let grow for full-size use as slices, julienned sticks or slivers that sets the dish apart.
Harvest baby carrots at about 50 – 55 days from planting. The shoulders of the carrot should be around ½ inch in diameter. Full size carrots will be ready at about 70 days from planting, with shoulders being around ¾ inch diameter.
Great for kitchen gardens year-round.
Carrots originated in Europe and Central Asia. The first cultivated variety had branching purple roots and is believed to have been developed in Afghanistan. It migrated to the Mediterranean in the 14th century and then northwards. The orange varieties were developed in the Netherlands in the 17th century.
Coarsely or finely grated carrots are eaten raw as a salad. They are one of the most widely used vegetables they are cut, sliced, diced, cooked, steamed or juiced. Carrots are included in soups and stews and used in sauces and stocks.
Give carrots a good twist when you pull them up so that the leaves do not break off in your hand, but once they are up, cut off the leaves right away. Carrot tops may look pretty, but they keep growing and draw moisture and nourishment out of the roots, leaving them limp, wrinkled and tasteless.
- Grow Delicious Carrots from Seed to Harvest
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I planted these in August but they have been very slow to grow. I don't want to give them a poor rating though because it may be the (lack of) soil health and not the seeds. I chose the average stat because I want to try them again next year in a different spot and see if they perform any better.