Dragon Carrot

Daucus carota

$5.45

Pkt(≈250 seeds)
85 days. We have been growing Dragon since 2005 because we love it so much! This carrot exhibits a unique purple exterior, orange flesh and yellow core. How cool is that? But more importantly, it tastes sweet and eats like a carrot should. At maturity, Dragon is 1½" thick, 7" long, and tapers at the tip. Grow it in spring, summer or fall. We like growing it in the fall in the hoophouse—this allows Dragon to develop an intense sweetness. Good storage carrot. Ever been disappointed with the taste of other colored carrots? Dragon won't disappoint. Sweetest when grown in the fall. Bred by master organic plant breeder John Navazio, founder of the Organic Seed Alliance.

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.