St. Valery Carrot (Daucus carota)
Already considered a well-established variety in France by 1885, this historic heirloom produces attractive red-orange roots that grow up to 12” long and over 1” in diameter. Sweet, tender St. Valery carrots go well in soups and stews.
- 300 seeds minimum
- Germination: 14-28 days
- Maturity: 85-90 days
- Direct sow first crop as soon as soil can be worked in early spring. Gently press scattered seeds into loosened soil. Resow in late summer for a fall crop.
- Plant in full sun and water consistently.
- Space plants 3-4” apart in rows 12” apart.
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I have never had much luck with carrots. Always got just a few tiny ones at harvest. But these grew great. We had a ton of large carrots, the same size as you would buy from the store. Very impressed!