carrot / Daucus carota 'Adelaide'
- in stock
- approx 500 seeds
- Standard £4.95
- Next / named day £7.95
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well drained and light
One of the earliest maturing varieties available, ‘Adelaide’ has short tops with smooth skinned, cylindrical roots, that fill out quickly to give a crunchy sweet flavour. It’s ideal for sowing early in cold frames and you will be one of the first to be pull up carrots this spring! Carrots make a healthy, nutritious addition to your daily diet as they are high in Vitamin A and beta-carotene, and rich in antioxidants.
- Growing Instructions: Sow January to February under cloches or cold frames, or from March to August outside. Sow the seed thinly in well prepared, fertile soil 1-2cm deep in broad drills 30cm apart. Thin to 2-2.5cm or give slightly wider spacings if larger roots are required. Water only if necessary as excessive water may encourage too much leafy growth at the expense of the roots, and earth up to prevent green crowns forming. Later sowings should be covered with fleece or fine netting to minimise carrot fly infestation.
If you have to thin the seedlings, water well beforehand and do it in the evening, removing all the debris. Alternatively, young carrots can always be thinned using the 'thin as you eat' techinque.
- Sow: Jan to August
- Harvest: May to November
- Approximate quantity: 500 seeds