CARROTS IMPERATOR SEED

CARROTS IMPERATOR SEED

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CARROTS IMPERATOR

Description
Imperator Carrot Seeds 1370. Imperator is a sweet, crisp, flavourful carrot with an eye-catching deep orange colour. Nicely formed roots average 18-20 cm (7-8″) in length, very uniform and quite suitable for bunching. This carrot does best in a deep, open, well worked soil.

How to Grow
850 seed/gram. Carrots will grow well in any open, well cultivated, deep garden soil. As the seed is quite small, mix it with some sand when sowing. Once soil temperature rises above 7.5 C (45 F), sow seed about 7-15 mm (1/4-1/2″) deep in rows spaced 45-60 cm (18- 24″) apart. Sow seed at 5 day intervals over several weeks. Keep the seedbed evenly moist during the 2 week germination period but avoid crusting over the soil as this will greatly reduce the number of seedlings that emerge. Thin the seedlings during the early stages of growth until they are 5 cm (2″) apart. Keep the plants evenly watered, weed free and avoid high nitrogen fertilizers. Harvest any time after the carrot roots develop good colour.

LIFECYCLE
Biennial Harvested as an Annual

PROPAGATION
Sow Direct

DAYS TO EMERGENCE
14

LIGHT
Full Sun

GROWTH HABIT
Root Crop

FROST TOLERANCE
Frost Hardy

DAYS TO HARVEST
74

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY
Easy

HERITAGE
Open Pollinated

LENGTH OF ROW PACKET
One packet sows approximately 10 m (33') of row.

FAMILY NAME
Apiaceae

LATIN
Daucus carota sativa