Carrot Solar Yellow Seeds
Info: Yellow carrots originally come from the Middle East, they were recorded as being cultivated since the 14th century in southern Europe. `Solar Yellow` is a sturdy maincrop variety, that produces 15 to 18cm long roots that taper to a small point at the very bottom. Yellow carrots are a slightly sweeter alternative to regular orange carrots. Moist and crunchy, they are delicious raw and retain their bright colour when cooked.
Sowing & cultivation: Sow from Febuary under cloches or fleece. Can be sown outdoors as late as August. Sow them as thinly as possible, this reduces the amount of thinning necessary. Mix the seeds with a handful of sharp sand and sow the seeds and sand together. Plants should be kept well watered and carrots prefer a sandy, well-drained soil. Too much nitrogen will cause the carrots to grow hairy little roots all up and down the carrot.
|Botanical name||Daucus carota|
|Sowing||from Feb. in cold frames, from Apr to Aug outdoors|
|Location||Sandy, well-drained soil|