250 Seeds per pack
(Daucus carota) 65-75 days. Atomic Red carrots are high in lycopene, the antioxidant credited with preventing several types of cancer. In fact they become even more beneficial when cooked, as the process makes the lycopene more available for your body to use. The Atomic Red Carrot bears tapered red roots, up to 10″ long, a sweet and delicious carrot. Try them fresh in salads to add color, or cooked, as cooking brings intensifies the lovely red color of these unique carrots. Kids of all ages will love them! Try something different and healthy this year.
Planting Instructions for Atomic Red Carrot Seeds
Heirloom / Open Pollinated Atomic Red Carrots grow best in well prepared, deeply worked, loose soil. Direct seed Carrots in full sun or part shade (in hot climates), from early spring-summer , ¼ – ½” deep, approx. 4 seeds per inch, in rows 12-16″ apart. Germination occurs in 6-21 days at temperatures of 50-75° F. Thin the plants to 1-3″ apart. To prevent green shoulders you can hill 1-2″ of soil around plants when 7-10 leaves have formed. A good mulch of organic material (such as grass clippings) is very beneficial once carrots are established. Harvest when Atomic Red carrots have brightened in color, when color has deepened.