Ed Hume Seeds

Atomic Red Carrot

CARROT Atomic Red

A long, red carrot rich in vitamins and minerals. It is especially high in the anti-oxidant lycopene, which is also found in tomatoes. When raw, its roots are light pink and somewhat rough in appearance. When peeled and cooked, the carrots turn blood red in color. It's flavor and texture are also significantly improved by cooking. Approximately 76 days to maturity.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: : Seed directly into the vegetable garden from as soon as soil is workable in early spring through mid summer. Cover seed with 1/8 inch fine soil well firmed down.

SPACING: Rows can be 12 to 18 inches apart or closer if limited for space. Can be planted in wide rows 2 to 3 inches apart in all directions.

THINNING: When plants are 2 to 4 inches tall thin to 2 inches apart.

GERMINATION: 2 weeks in temperatures of 60 degrees. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Sow carrots into enriched, cultivated soil kept fairly well watered. A novel addition to the garden and dinner table. It can be cooked if it is slightly woody when eaten raw. In addition, the human body apparently absorbs lycopene better when vegetables are cooked.


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