Parisian Carrot

Daucus carota

$4.45

250 seeds
OUT-OF-STOCK FOR 2022. 60 days. This early, "French Forcing" type carrot is easy to grow. Introduced to the US around 1861, it was widely cultivated by the turn of the century (this was your Great Grandparents' carrot). Round-shaped, root length is 1¼ - 1¾". Due to its short root, Parisian grows well in clay and rocky soils. Smaller top than other carrot varieties (only 10" tall), Parisian can be squeezed easily into any garden (see Growing Instructions tab). Crisp, tender roots are pleasantly sweet. Perfect for lunch boxes. Help us bring back this awesome carrot! SSE

Carrots grow best in loose soil, however Parisian carrots tolerate clay and rocky soils. Sow seeds directly outdoors April 15 – Aug 15, 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: 11-21 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.