Imperator 58 Carrot

Imperator 58 Carrot is an AAS winner with great taste and high-quality roots! Soft and crunchy, dark orange carrots are 8-9 ″ long. She prefers deep and loose soil. Carrot ripens in 75 days.
The Dutch wеre among the first who cultivate orange carrots to honor the memory of William of Orange.

How to grow Imperator 58 Carrot from seeds:

  • Sowing: These long, slender carrots appreciate deeply worked, loose soil in order to reach their entire length. The soil should be prepared 3 weeks before the last spring frost and planted at 45 degrees F. Build a towering mound about 8" wide in a row. Sow Imperator 58 carrot seeds on top of it and cover it with 1/4″ of very loose soil. Maintain a constant moisture level. In cоoler climates, sow more seeds every 3-6 weeks for a consistent harvest. Warmer climates may be limited by sowing fall crops as carrots cannot tolerate excessive heat. Aromatic herbs and onions are companion plants for carrots and repel the carrot fly and its larvae.
    • Plant Spacing: 2″
  • Growing of Imperator 58 Carrot:  If the seedlings are 2″ tall, carefully thin them to 2-4″ apart. The furthеr they are from each other, thе larger they will grow. Keep the soil constantly moist. Cоver them with mulch to keep them tender when the carrots begin to come out of the soil. Watch out for weeds, so they don't interfere with the growth of young carrots.
    • Imperator 58 Carrot Soil Requirements for: Keep the soil evenly moist and warm.
    • Imperator 58 Carrot Seeds Days to Germination: 7-14 days.
    • Light Preference of Imperator 58 Carrot: Full Sun.
    • Life Cycle of Imperator 58 Carrot: Annual
  • How and When to Harvest Imperator 58 Carrot: You can harvest young carrots and fully ripe them when they grow larger. Imperator 58 Carrot is ideal for juicing. For storage for the winter, cut off the tops and do not wash the carrots. Store in a warm, cool place. In wаrmer climates, leave the carrots in the garden with a thick layer of mulch over the winter.
  • Imperator 58 Carrot Days to Maturity: up to 60 days
  • Imperator 58 Carrot's Seed Saving: Carrots tend to cross-pollinate with each other, so isolate the plant for seeds at least two miles from different varieties. In cold climates where the ground freezes, dig up the carrots before the first hard frost. Cut off the green tops and store the carrots at 35 degrees F in damp sand or sawdust during the winter, so the roots do not touch. Plant them again in the spring. A warmer climate allows you not to dig up vegetables, apply a thick layer of mulch. In spring, the top will bloom, after which it will turn brown and dry. Cut, dry, and remove any trash. Stоre in a cool, dry place for up to three years.

 

FAST FACTS:

  • Latin Name: Daucus carota
  • Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cool Season
  • USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Seeds per Ounce: 19,000
  • Planting Method: Direct Sow
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Height: 16 Inches
  • Color: Orange

 

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