Basics

Ease of Growing
Easy
Grown as
Biennial
Days to Maturity
68-100 (Spring/Summer), 88-130 (Fall/Winter)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

Carrots are fully hardy and in mild climates they will continue to grow right through the winter. They can be frost tolerant.

Crops
Spring, Fall
Growing Season
Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool, Warm

Carrots need full sun for best production, though they may do okay in part shade in hot climates. They also like a fairly warm soil.

Outdoor Growing Temp
45°F - 75°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
45°F

Carrots germinate very slowly in cold soil, so it's best to allow the soil to warm up a little. It takes 50 days for them to germinate at 40 degrees, but only 17 days at 50 degrees.

Start Indoors
No
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm)

Carrots need full sun for best production, though they may do okay in part shade.

Water
Moderate

Carrots need a steady and even supply of moisture for good growth. Too little water may result in excessively hairy roots (produced to search for water), or woody roots with marked rings. Too much water may cause the roots to split, encourage too much top growth or result in poorly flavored roots. Extreme fluctuations of soil moisture between dry and wet conditions may cause cracking of the roots.

Feeder
Light

Carrots are surprisingly light feeders considering the amount of food they produce.

Suitability
Tolerates light frost, Needs summer shade
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Though most carrot varieties don't do well in containers, some of the short or half long types can be grown in fairly deep containers. Choose a pot that has drainage holes in the bottom and is at least 12" deep and 18" wide. Fill with potting soil, water thoroughly, and allow to drain. Plant your carrots 1 1/2" - 3" apart so they have enough room to grow. Keep the soil moist and place in an area that has access to at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. Baby carrots will do better than other types of carrots in containers.

Attracts beneficial insects?
No
Color
Deep Red Orange
Fruit Size
8.0-10.0"
Plant Height
8.0-10.0"
Plant Diameter
6.0-12.0"
Hardiness Zone
3-12
Disease Resistance
-
Taste Profile

Extra sweet and moist.