250 Seeds per pack
(Daucus carota) 60-70 days. This gorgeous and unique carrot is another variety high in antioxidants, including anthocyanin and lycopene, also high in Vitamin A. The Cosmic Purple Carrot has an imperator shape, bearing deep purple skin with a orange or yellow interior, kids love their unique colors, and they are right up the alley of those enjoy planting unique vegetable varieties. Cosmic Purple grows to about 6-8″ with strong 18″ tops. A sweet and delicious carrot with the highest nutritional value, a great combination!
Planting Instructions for Cosmic Purple Carrot Seeds
Heirloom / Open Pollinated Carrots grow best in well prepared, deeply worked, loose soil. Direct seed Cosmic Purple 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 Heirloom / Open Pollinated carrots have brightened in color, when color has deepened.