Rainbow Carrot Blend

Rainbow Carrot Blend

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  • Daucus carota var. sativa 75 days. Open pollinated.
  • This striking mix contains equal amounts of Bambino, Atomic Red, Cosmic Purple, Lunar White and Solar Yellow carrots. 
  • Fun to grow and fun to eat, pass around carrot sticks and see who can identify the color they are eating. 
  • The original carrots were white and purple, the orange orange carrot is relatively new and first cultivated in Holland in the 16th/17th century. They had appeared from time to time but were not selected and grown.
 Planting DirectionsDirect sow in early spring to midsummer when soil temperature is between  45? to 85?. Plant seeds 1/4” deep as sparingly as possible spacing rows 6-8” apart. Thin to at least 2” between plants. Prepare the soil in spring by working in a generous amount of well rotted compost. If compost is not available, plant in loose, rich soil that has been amended with a general garden fertilizer. Rake and smooth the soil  surface before planting. Carrots grow best when soil temperature are 60? to   70?. Add a layer of mulch around the plants to help keep soil cool. For highest yields sow carrots in a bed and thin 2-3” apart.