Basics

Ease of Growing
Easy
Grown as
Biennial
Days to Maturity
70 (Spring/Summer), 70 (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
Short, 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
Needs summer shade
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
No

Standard and large varieties will not usually flourish in containers. If you must grow in a container make sure it's at least 10-12 deep with spacing 1 1/2" to 3" apart.

Attracts beneficial insects?
No
Color
Deep orange
Fruit Size
6.0-7.0"
Plant Height
6.0-7.0"
Plant Diameter
6.0-12.0"
Hardiness Zone
3-12
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Sweet, juicy and crispy.