Rainbow Blend Carrot Seeds A Kaleidoscope of colourful carrots. Atomic Red, Bambino, Cosmic Purple, Lunar White and Solar Yellow. Sweet and crunchy, they make a cheery looking group of all purpose carrots. We expect market gardeners will be especially pleased as this unusual colour combination is hard to find! Oh and children just love them! Enjoy the diversity that carrots can bring to the garden. Plant Rainbow Blend carrot seeds to grow purple, white, red, and nice big orange carrots all in the same row. Get the most out of this collection by sowing as evenly as possible to reduce thinning and waste. Repeat sowings will provide a polychromatic carrot bounty from late spring to winter. Kids will love the variety of colours - and flavours. Matures in 75-110 days.(Hybrid and open-pollinated seeds)
Nutri RedThese flavourful, striking red carrots are meant to be cooked rather than eaten raw. This Danvers type is exceptionally rich in lycopene, the same antioxidant found in tomatoes. The colour actually intensifies when cooked, and the lycopene becomes more accessible to the body. Slender gourmet carrots to 23cm (9”) in length. Matures in 76 days.(Open-pollinated seeds)
Yellowstone Organic carrot seeds are CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Large, tapered, pale yellow Imperator roots look sensational on the plate! This novel carrot has wonderful flavour either raw or cooked, and makes a great soup carrot. Packed with vitamins C, E, and K, plus folate and the antioxidant lutein. Yellowstone stores well in the ground for winter harvests and is lovely as a roasted vegetable with parsnips and other winter harvest root crops. Be sure to sow some in August for fall and winter harvests. These seeds are coated with an inert, organic form of graphite. This helps to minimize clumping in storage and seed sowing machines. The coating is approved by organic certifiers in Canada, the US, EU, and Japan. Matures in 70 days.(Open-pollinated seeds)
Paris Market carrot seeds replace Thumbelina. These small, orange, nearly spherical carrots about the width of a dollar coin. Paris Market are easy to grow, even in fairly heavy soils. This little gem is sometimes listed as Parisian Market. They are uniform and perfect for the home garden, patio containers, or market table. They might be mistaken for radishes except for the orangey red colour of the skins and flesh. We recommend planting a row with a summertime gourmet meal in mind. Take the time to peel the odd little carrots and serve them as a side dish to impress your foodie friends. Matures in 65-70 days.(Open-pollinated seeds)
Amsterdam Forcing 3 Sprint - Fast to mature, this is a top class variety for uniform, cylindrical baby carrots with sweet flavour (top in our taste tests), good colour and texture over a long season. Perfect for growing in containers or small gardens. Easily sown direct in the garden. Sow little and often for a continuous crop.
Parsnip Countess F1 - A new maincrop variety producing very high yields with smooth skins. Very good tolerance to canker & cavity spot. Grown for its sweetness, they are wonderful roasted, fried, boiled or mashed. Parsnips are easy to grow and delicious fried, roasted or stewed. Stands in the ground over the winter and freezes well.
Neptune Imperator type. Versatility and long storage ability makes this variety a good choice for growers and homesteaders alike. Neptune carrot seeds produce large, handsome, medium-orange roots grow 20-25cm (8-10") long, with outstanding flavour and crisp, crunchy texture. The roots are very straight with a slight taper to a pointed tip. Tops are abundant for tying market bundles. Grow these carrots in deeply dug soil with fluffy texture - raised beds work really well. Apply carrot fertilizer at planting time for the largest, most uniform roots. Matures in 65 days.(Hybrid seeds)
Scarlet Nantes carrot seeds are hand-harvested in the Northwest. This carrot has been grown and selected for North American conditions for at least 50 years, and is a workhorse variety that is widely adapted and often out-performs some of the more finicky nantes hybrids. Strong tops and excellent heirloom flavour in 18cm (7") roots that colour up early for optional harvests as baby carrots. When Scarlet Nantes reach maturity, they are some of the best storage carrots, and they freeze particularly well for winter use. This is also one of the top yielding juicing carrots because its tender flesh is so easily rendered. Matures in 65-70 days.(Open-pollinated seeds)
Ya Ya Organic carrot seeds are CERTIFIED ORGANIC. Ya Ya is a smooth skinned, uniform carrot that performs all season long. Incredible flavour in summer that gets even sweeter after frost. These are especially well adapted to the coastal BC climate and will perform throughout the Pacific Northwest. Ya Ya’s strong tops are good for bunching. This variety is a customer favourite, and many home gardeners that grow it depend on it year after year. Be sure to thin your carrots as early as possible to 4-10cm (1.5-4") apart in the row so the roots can grow nice and straight. These seeds are coated with an inert, organically certified layer which helps to minimize clumping in storage and seed sowing machines. The coating is approved by organic certifiers in Canada, the US, EU, and Japan. Matures in 65-70 days.(Hybrid seeds)
How to Grow
850 seed/gram. Carrots will grow well in any open, well cultivated, deep garden soil. As the seed is quite small, mix it with some sand when sowing. Once soil temperature rises above 7.5 C (45 F), sow seed about 7-15 mm (1/4-1/2″) deep in rows spaced 45-60 cm (18- 24″) apart. Sow seed at 5 day intervals over several weeks. Keep the seedbed evenly moist during the 2 week germination period but avoid crusting over the soil as this will greatly reduce the number of seedlings that emerge. Thin the seedlings during the early stages of growth until they are 5 cm (2″) apart. Keep the plants evenly watered, weed free and avoid high nitrogen fertilizers. Harvest any time after the carrot roots develop good colour.