Carrot Deep Purple F1

£1.49

Carrot Deep Purple new. Striking deep purple F1 variety that holds its colour far better than most others when cooked.  The variety is a rich dark blackish purple almost to the core with a delicious sweet flavour.  7-8” tapered roots.

  • Seed Count: 420

1472 in stock

Carrot Deep Purple F1

Carrot Deep Purple new. Striking deep purple F1 variety that holds its colour far better than most others when cooked.  The variety is a rich dark blackish purple almost to the core with a delicious sweet flavour.  7-8” tapered roots.

Cultivation Advice Carrot Deep Purple F1

 

Type:  Hardy Annual

Time to Germinate: 14-21 Days

Temperature Required: 12°c +

Days to Maturity: 60-70 Days

Light: Full Sun

 

  • Dig or till the carrot bed deeply when the soil is on the dry side to avoid making lumps.
  • Work the soil to a fine texture 15-25 cm (6-10 in.) deep to allow the carrot roots to grow long and shapely.
  • Avoid freshly-manured soil, which may produce hairy, rough roots and will cause forks and splits;
  • Sow seed thinly in rows, 1 cm (1/2 in.) deep, 30-40 cm (12-16 in.) between the rows as soon as the danger of hard frost has passed. Try to get about 4 seeds per 2cm (1 in.).
  • Thin to 16-20 carrots per 30 cm (1ft) for fresh eating whilst small and 6-10 carrots per 30 cm (1ft.) for mid season crops, depending on the root size you want, and keep weeded and watered.
  • Dispose of thinned seedlings to avoid attracting Carrot Fly.
  • As they grow, push soil up over any exposed roots to prevent a green shoulder.