Yellowstone Carrot Seeds - (Daucus carota var. sativus)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 500 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 70-75 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
Yellowstone Carrot - Golden Wonder
This yellow beauty has wide-shoulders, 8” or longer roots have a crisp, clean, consistently mild flavor that's great raw or cooked. This variety has been selected for a uniform shape: big shoulders, pointed tips and large tops.
Yellow carrots were first recorded in Turkey around the end of the 1st Century. They contain xanthophylls to help develop healthy eyes.
Delicious and unusual carrots like these are preferred by gourmets and chefs.
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.