Leira Carrot

Daucus carota

$5.45

500 seeds
Certified Organic
OUT OF STOCK FOR 2022. 90 days. Orange, 6 – 7” long, tapered carrots that are sweet and delightful. In 2001 Dieter Bauer, a Biodynamic German farmer/ breeder began selecting Rodelika carrots for extra sweet taste … eight years later Leira was born! With hybrid carrots dominating the market, we are impressed with the vigor and uniform size & shape of this open-pollinated carrot. Plants have strong tops that compete well with weeds, making them easier to pull out of the ground as well. Plant this carrot July 1st and by October you will have incredibly sweet carrots with a profoundly juicy crunch … well worth the wait! Keep them in the ground longer and they will continue to sweeten, or store them over the winter and you can have tasty roots all winter long. In our trials, Leira was also super easy to clean – spray with a hose and voila – they’re clean! Makes great carrot juice. MH

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.