Carrot Jaune du Doubs Seeds
Info: The carrot `Jaune du Doubs` is a heirloom from the Doubs region in France, with long, pointed, yellow roots that can be stored well. It is less sweet than many orange-coloured varieties and therefore good for carrot stews. The carrots have a rather long culture period and should be sown early.
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|