An Essential Guide: How To Select A High Quality Carrot Seeds!

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Carrot seeds are used to grow carrots. Along with orange color, carrots are available in red, purple, yellow and white colors in your local gardening stores, nurseries and online stores.

Usually orange carrot seeds are mostly available in markets when compared to other type of carrot seeds.

Types Of Carrot Seeds:

Carrot seeds are categorized into two types. They are:

  • Hybrid Seeds
  • Non Hybrid Seeds.

Hybrid Seeds:

Companies will pollinate two varieties of carrots with different qualities to create new variety of carrot resulting both the characteristics.

Use certified hybrid seeds because uncertified hybrid seeds may not grow with the qualities of parent or may not grow at all.

Hybrid seeds performs well in containers but you won’t get any seeds from it.

Non-Hybrid Seeds:

Non-Hybrid carrot seeds arrives by natural pollination.

Plants grown from non-hybrid carrot seeds resembles the parent plant.

The carrots grown from these seeds are delicious and are usually large.

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Some Of The Carrot Seed Varieties Are:

Red Cored Chantenay Carrot

  • Color Of Carrot: Golden Orange
  • Flavor: Sweet
  • Length Of The Harvested Carrot: 5 1/2 inch
  • Maturity Period: 60-70 days
  • Sunlight Requirement: 6-8 hours

Nantes Carrot

  • Color Of Carrot: Orange
  • Flavor: Sweet
  • Length Of Harvested Carrot: 6-7 inch
  • Maturity Period: 60-65 days
  • Sunlight Requirement: 8 hours

Yaya Carrot

  • Color Of Carrot: Orange
  • Flavor: Delicious
  • Length Of Harvested Carrot: 5-6 inch
  • Maturity Period: 55-60 days
  • Sunlight Requirements: 8 hours

Napoli Carrot

  • Color Of Carrot: Orange
  • Flavor: Luscious
  • Length Of Harvested Carrot: 7-8 inch
  • Maturity Period: 52-55 days
  • Sunlight Requirement: 8 hours

Parisian Carrot

  • Color Of Carrot: Orange
  • Flavor: Sweet
  • Length Of Harvested Carrot: 1-2.5 inch
  • Maturity Period: 45-50 days
  • Sunlight Requirement: 6-8 hours

Parmex Carrot

  • Color Of Carrot: Orange
  • Flavor: Sweet
  • Length Of Harvested Carrot: 1.5 – 2 inch
  • Maturity Period: 75 days
  • Sunlight Requirement: 8 hours

Little Finger Carrot

  • Color Of Carrot: Orange
  • Flavor: Very Sweet
  • Length Of Harvested Carrot: 4 inch
  • Maturity Period: 60-70 days
  • Sunlight Requirement: 8 Hours

Minicor Carrot

  • Color Of Carrot: Orange
  • Flavor: Delicious And Dainty
  • Length Of Harvested Carrot: 3-7 inch
  • Maturity Period: 50-60 days
  • Sunlight Requirement: 8 hours

Danvers Carrot

  • Color Of Carrot: Orange
  • Flavor: Appetizing
  • Length Of Harvested Carrot: 8 inch
  • Maturity Period: 65-70 days
  • Sunlight Requirement: 8 hours

Imperator Carrot

  • Color Of Carrot: Orange
  • Flavor: Savory
  • Length Of Harvested Carrot: 9-12 inch
  • Maturity Period: 75-80 days
  • Sunlight Requirement: 8 hours

Atomic Red Carrot

  • Color Of Carrot: Red(because of Lycopene, cancer preventing anti oxidant)
  • Flavor: Delectable
  • Length Of Harvested Carrot: 8-10 inch
  • Maturity Period: 70 days
  • Sunlight Requirement: 8 hours

Rainbow Carrot Mix

  • Color Of Carrot: Purple, Orange, White, Yellow and Red
  • Flavor: Sweet
  • Length Of Harvested Carrot: 4-10 inch
  • Maturity Period: 65-70 days
  • Sunlight Requirement: 8 Hours

Purple Dragon Carrot

  • Color Of Carrot: Purple (Outer Layer), Yellow (Inner Core)
  • Flavor: Delightful
  • Length Of Harvested Carrot: 6 inch
  • Maturity Period: 70 days
  • Sunlight Requirement: 8 hours

Cosmic Purple Carrot

  • Color Of Carrot: Purple(Outer Layer), Orange(Inner Core)
  • Flavor: Very Sweet
  • Length Of Harvested Carrot: 7-8 inch
  • Maturity Period: 58 days
  • Sunlight Requirement: 6-8 hours

Yellow Carrot

  • Color Of Carrot: Yellow
  • Flavor: Milder Than Traditional Carrot
  • Length Of Harvested Carrot: 8-10 inch
  • Maturity Period: 70-75 days
  • Sunlight Requirement: 8 Hours

White Carrot

  • Color of Carrot: White
  • Flavor: Sweet And Milder Than Traditional Carrots
  • Length Of Harvested Carrot: 6-8 inch
  • Maturity Period: 68 days
  • Sunlight Requirement: 8 Hours

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