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Carrot-18
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Interesting Facts

There are about 25 known species of Daucus.

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Carrot   Toudo Hybrid (Daucus carota var. sativus)

Hybrid Carrot. 70 days. For 14 years, Burpee's most popular carrot and still the best in Burpee's trials! Uniform, Nantes-type roots color fast so you can pull carrots from baby-size up to 7-1/2" long. A crisp, sweet carrot at its best fresh from the garden. Burpee Exclusive. Sun.

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Plant Types: Annual, Biennial, Vegetable
Light: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Height: 2 feet to 3 feet
Zones: 9a to 9b
Bloom Color: Purple, White
Bloom Seasons: Early spring, Mid spring, Late spring, Early summer, Mid summer, Late summer
Leaf Color: Green
Special Features: Edible, Naturalizing, Not North American native
Shape: Upright or erect
Fertilizer: Composted Yard Trimmings, Water Soluble Veggie Plant Food
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Plant Care
Planting:

Sow thickly in rows 1 foot apart. Propagate in early spring as soon as the soil is warm enough to till. Sow seeds directly into the ground.

Harvesting:

Start harvesting carrots as soon as they reach full color.  Harvesting full-colored carrots in a densely packed row of carrots thins out the row to allow more room for the remaining carrots to grow larger. Carrot roots can be overwintered.  The cold winter temperatures will promote a sweeter tasting root. Harvest the roots before the carrots start their spring growth.

Plant Growth:

Biennial grown as annual. Daucus enjoys full sun.

Blooming:

Some species bloom white flowers.

Soil and Irrigation:

Maintain even soil moisture. Does best in light, fertile soil.

Fertilization:

During the growing season, implement fertilizer a few times.

Pruning:

Pruning is not usually necessary, unless the carrots are going to be overwintered.  In late fall cut back the green leaves so that there is about 1" of green left on the roots.  Add about 6" of mulch over the pruned carrots leaves and leave them until springtime.

Pests:

Prone to leaf aphids and rust fly.