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Scarlet Keeper Carrot Seed Organic-Carrot-Heirloom Seed Supply

Scarlet Keeper Carrot Seed Organic

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Our Scarlet Keeper carrot seeds are certified organic and open pollinated. A fall harvest and winter storage stalwart seed strain. In good soil you'll get heavy yields of 7-10” dark-orange carrots, with a red core and a blunt tip.  Not ever bitter even after prolonged storage. One of the best juicing carrots.

300+ seeds per pack plants a 10 square foot patch. 86% germination

Carrot Culture: Very hardy. Early carrots can be sown by late April in the north, earlier in the south as soil temperatures warm to optimal germination temps. Can take up to 3 weeks to germinate; keep rows from drying out for faster emergence. Sow carrots for winter storage in mid-late June. Thinning is critical: At 3" high thin to ½" apart, at 6" thin again to 1" apart. Minimal germination temperature 40°, optimal range 60-85°, optimal temperature 80°. Emergence takes  6 days at 77°.

 Maintaining a good crop rotation and thinning is the best preventive against disease.