A Calendar of Carrots (cont)
By: National Gardening Association Editors
Late Season (early to midsummer sowing for late fall to winter harvest or storage)
'Artist' (65 days): 7- to 8-inch Nantes type; flavor best when sown in early summer and harvested in fall; fresh eating and storage. Scored highly with NG testers in 1993.
'Camberley' (74 days): 6 inch Danvers hybrid; good for heavy soils; holds well in the ground.
'Fakkel' (90 days): 8- to 10-inch Danvers type; maintains eating quality in the ground and in storage into March and good for juicing.
'Merida' (75 days): 6- to 8-inch Nantes type; excellent for fall planting and spring harvest in the Northwest. Scored highly with NG testers in 1992.
'Rumba' (72 days): 6- to 7-inch Nantes type that matures slowly and resists oversizing; recommended for fall harvest (tops hold up well in frosty fall weather) and storage; adapted to a wide range of soil types.
'Scarlet Keeper' (85 days): 7- to 8-inch Danvers that's good for storage.
'Tamino' (90 days): 10-inch-long Nantes type that requires deep humusy or loamy soil; holds all winter in the ground without losing quality.
Photography by Didier Delmas