CR297A - Autumn King Organic
Autumn King Organic carrot seeds are CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Excellent, straight, tapered roots with wide shoulders and a pointed end make Autumn King imperator carrots the best choice for late planting. Expect carrots 25-30cm (10-12") long. Sow seeds from spring into late August, but cover your later plantings with lightweight row cover to protect from fall carrot rust flies. Harvest right through winter by leaving them in the ground. If heavy frost is forecast, either harvest for winter storage or processing, or mulch with a thick layer of straw. Carrots can also be harvested and stored in a cool place in ground peat moss, sawdust, or sand.
Matures in 70 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)0
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How To Grow
Whatever type of carrot seeds you plant it’s easy to learn how to grow carrots from seed. Here are some common characteristics. Carrots are biennials, so they use their leaves in the first year, to gather energy from the sun to build a big, starchy root. This is where they store their energy over the winter. The following spring they use that stored energy to send up a tall umbel of white flowers, looking strikingly similar to Queen Anne’s Lace to which they are closely related. When the weather gets cold in the first year of growth, carrots convert a lot of their starches to sugars, so the roots become sweeter in winter.