Coral Pelleted Early Carrot

Coral Pelleted
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(55 days) Open-pollinated. Heron happened upon this hard-to-find Euro specialty carrot in a Spanish seed catalog, where it was mysteriously the only carrot variety offered. We found out why when we sent some trials in 2014 to Detroit’s Lafayette Greens where it swept the hybrid and OP competition. Entirely coreless, of distinctive translucent pinkish-orange, Coral won again in our 2016 trial of potential Nelson replacements. Best picked promptly for tender finger-sized Early Nantes–type roots that taper to a semi-blunt tip. The mild sweetness is boosted by a notable aroma, described as “carrot perfume” by staff tasters. With the most upright tall tops of our summer carrot trial, Coral delivers a continental flair to your first picked bunches. NEW!

We are pleased to offer pelleted carrot seed. Pellets can save time-consuming thinning for both home gardeners and commercial operations. They can be sown by hand or with precision seeders. Our carrot pellets are size 11.5. Pellets have one major drawback: the process shortens the viable life of the seed. Buy only as much pelleted seed as you need for this season. It will not hold over well. Our pellets use an inert clay coating that is in compliance with NOP standards. Keep pellets cool and dry prior to planting and maintain steady soil moisture during the germination period.



2029 Coral Pelleted
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Price
A: 100 pellets for $2.00  
B: 250 pellets for $3.50  
C: 1,000 pellets for $6.80  
D: 5,000 pellets for $15.00  
E: 10,000 pellets for $23.00  
K: 25,000 pellets for $48.00  
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Carrots

Daucus carota

⅛ oz packet sows 35 ft; 1 oz, 280 ft. 1 gram packet has more than 600 seeds and sows about 10 ft. Carrots average 18,000 seeds/oz with significant variations among varieties.

Culture: Very hardy. Early carrots can be sown by late April. 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°.

Diseases:

  • ALTS: Alternaria Leaf Spot
  • CLS: Cercospora Leaf Spot
  • P: Pythium

ALTS shows up first on the oldest foliage as brown-black spots edged with yellow. Foliage blackens and shrivels as it develops and spreads. Maintaining a good crop rotation is the best preventive.