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250 Seeds- Hybrid

Days to Maturity: 55 DAYS

An early, versatile carrot for all seasons.

Great flavor and color as an early spring or baby carrot, but will continue to grow to full size for fresh market or storage. Great for high tunnels and one of Eliot Coleman's top choices for overwintering! Available as raw or pelleted seed.

  • Long storage
  • 5-7" Nantes-type

Soil Nutrients and Requirements

Do best in fertile sandy loam, but will perform well under most conditions if appropriate varieties are chosen. For compact soils choose tapered carrots that can wedge their way into soils like Chantenays or Danvers types. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 55-75 degrees F.

Best quality arises from raised beds, free of stones and debris. Imperator types should only be grown on raised beds that have 10-12 inches tilled zones.

Seeding Depth


Plant Spacing

Thin to 1-2" depending on desired size

Row Spacing


When to Sow

Direct seed as soon as soil can be worked in the spring through mid-summer.

Other Considerations

Weeding shortly after germination allows slow-growing carrots to get a head start against fast-growing weeds.


Harvest when carrots have appropriate coloring and flavor has developed. Carrots hold well in the field for up to 3 weeks in the summer and longer in cool conditions. Some varieties, like Napoli, may be over wintered outdoors or in the high tunnel for an early spring harvest. For storage carrots dig roots after frost but before ground freezes.