Ed Hume Seeds

Parisian Market Carrot

CARROT Parisian Market

Popular in Europe for many years, these short round carrots are considered a novelty here. They grow well in soil too shallow or heavy for longer rooted carrots and are ideal for container planting. Use as you would any other type of carrot; an ideal shape and size for stews, steaming or just eating raw. 50 to 60 days to maturity.

Special Directions for Short Season Climates

SOWING: Seed directly into the vegetable garden as soon as soil is workable in the spring. Continue plantings at 2 to 3 week intervals until early August. Cover seeds with 1/8 inch fine soil.

THINNING: When plants are about 2 inches tall, thin to 1-2 inches apart.

SPACING: Rows can be spaced 15-18 inches apart or closer it limited for space. In beds or wide rows space 2-3 inches apart in all directions.

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

Ed's Special Advice

Begin harvesting when roots are about the diameter of a nickel for best flavor and texture. For best results grow carrots in a sunny location, with rich, light soil and regular thorough watering. We recommend fertilizing and cultivation to a depth of 3 to 4 inches prior to planting.


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