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Dolciva Carrot

Botanical Name: Daucus carota

$4.95

MAY BE AVAILABLE MID-DECEMBER

Description

105 days. Another great vegetable bred biodynamically by Sativa Rheinau in Switzerland. Orange, 6-8" long with blunt ends. Selected for flavor and juicy crunch versatile for summer, fall, and winter harvests. Blunt ended Dolciva is a "Nantes" type carrot, named after the region in France, were popular in the US in the early part of the 20th century until long, tapered carrots dominated the market. Dolciva is an excellent storage carrot because it attains incredible sweetness when stored. You can "store" carrots right in the ground by placing a strawbale on top of them in late fall which prevents the ground from freezing and allowing them to be dug all winter long. Alternatively, store them in the refrigerator or root cellar.

Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Carrots grow best in loose soil. Sow seeds directly outdoors April 15 – July 31, ¼” deep, ½” apart in rows 20” apart. Keep seeds consistently moist (you can cover them with row cover fabric to help keep them moist by shading them). Days to germination: 7-21 days (depending on soil temperature). Carrots need full sun, regular water, and to be kept well weeded. Carrots will be sweeter when grown during cooler weather. Sow seeds every 3 weeks for a continuous supply of carrots.

Harvest:

Harvest carrots as they mature (Dragon will turn red/purple). During hot weather, carrots should be harvested as soon as they are mature so that they don’t become tough and starchy (you can store them in the fridge). In cool fall weather, carrots will sweeten and can stay in the ground until the soil begins to freeze – try placing a bale of straw on top of the carrots and this will delay ground freezing.

Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Carrot is a difficult seed saving crop. They are cross pollinated by insects and will easily cross with the common, wild Queen Anne’s Lace as well as all other carrots. Carrots are biennial – the roots need to survive the winter (in a hoophouse or root cellar) in order to flower in year two. Inspect roots and only allow good roots to flower for seed. Minimum population size: 25. Isolation: ½ mile or caging.

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Description

105 days. Another great vegetable bred biodynamically by Sativa Rheinau in Switzerland. Orange, 6-8" long with blunt ends. Selected for flavor and juicy crunch versatile for summer, fall, and winter harvests. Blunt ended Dolciva is a "Nantes" type carrot, named after the region in France, were popular in the US in the early part of the 20th century until long, tapered carrots dominated the market. Dolciva is an excellent storage carrot because it attains incredible sweetness when stored. You can "store" carrots right in the ground by placing a strawbale on top of them in late fall which prevents the ground from freezing and allowing them to be dug all winter long. Alternatively, store them in the refrigerator or root cellar.

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Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Carrots grow best in loose soil. Sow seeds directly outdoors April 15 – July 31, ¼” deep, ½” apart in rows 20” apart. Keep seeds consistently moist (you can cover them with row cover fabric to help keep them moist by shading them). Days to germination: 7-21 days (depending on soil temperature). Carrots need full sun, regular water, and to be kept well weeded. Carrots will be sweeter when grown during cooler weather. Sow seeds every 3 weeks for a continuous supply of carrots.

Harvest:

Harvest carrots as they mature (Dragon will turn red/purple). During hot weather, carrots should be harvested as soon as they are mature so that they don’t become tough and starchy (you can store them in the fridge). In cool fall weather, carrots will sweeten and can stay in the ground until the soil begins to freeze – try placing a bale of straw on top of the carrots and this will delay ground freezing.

Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Carrot is a difficult seed saving crop. They are cross pollinated by insects and will easily cross with the common, wild Queen Anne’s Lace as well as all other carrots. Carrots are biennial – the roots need to survive the winter (in a hoophouse or root cellar) in order to flower in year two. Inspect roots and only allow good roots to flower for seed. Minimum population size: 25. Isolation: ½ mile or caging.

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