Carrots – Circus Circus

Carrots – Circus Circus

This trio of colored carrots are creamy white, bright orange, and a deep, dark purple with orange centers. All three are crisp, smooth and evenly cylindral, growing to 8 inches long for a colorful harvest of festive roots. Their flavor is reliably sweet with a nice crunchy texture and you’ll enjoy this mix over a long season. Cut all three into carrot sticks or slice/shred into salds for a good tasting party of colors.(from Renee’s garden)

In spring once danger of hard frost is past, sow seeds in full sun in finely worked, fertile soil. If the soil is not loose the carrots will grow stunted. In Spring 2015, Sunnyvale was Sow 11/2 inch deep and 1/2 inch apart, or broadcast thinly in beds and cover lightly. Keep seedbed evenly moist as carrots can be slow to germinate, emerging over 10-20 days. If first sowing comes up unevenly, replant right away as seedlings catch up quickly. Be sure to thin young carrots several times so seedlings are about 2 inches apart and have room to size up.

Saute or steam just until tender crsp and serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice, sweet butter and fresh dill; or try buttered and glazed with a little maple syrup or honey.

8 inch long carrots
plant march to june
full sun
plant depth: 1/4 inch
space seed: 1/2 inch
days to germinate 10-20
days to harvest : 70 days