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General information

  • Daucus carota var. sativus, Carrot
  • Umbelliferae family
  • Sunlight: full sun. Will tolerate very light shade.
  • Soil conditions: Good quality roots require plentiful moisture, well-drained soil, that is deep, loose, free of stones and high in organic matter.
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Successful cultivars

  • Danvers Half Long (75 days) 8" long, bright orange, sweet and tender.
  • Scarlet Nantes (70 days) 7" long, smooth skin, deep orange-red color.
  • Yellowstone (73 days) 6-8" long, deep color, strong tops.


Common pests and disease

  • Carrot rust fly
  • Carrot weevil 
  • Leafhopper
  • Blight

This publication was created by Master Gardeners Rick Judd and Gail Hermenau. Photos courtesy of Gail Hermenau.

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