Parisian CarrotThese little French gems are perfect for gourmet cooking or a snack. The radish-sized small round Parisian carrot grows well and bears fruit, adapting even to heavy or stony soil. It can be grown in greenhouses, containers, or outdoors.
How to grow Parisian Carrot from seeds:
- Sowing: A variety of this length of carrots prefers loose soil, then they can reach their maximum size. The soil should be prepared 3 weeks before the last spring frost and planted at 45 degrees F. Parisian carrots can grow even in heavy soil. Build a towering mound about 8" wide in a row. Sow Parisian 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: 1-2″.
- Growing of Parisian 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.
- Parisian Carrot Soil Requirements for : Light, well-drained, sandy soil; pH 5.5 to 6.8.
- Parisian Carrot Seeds Days to Germination: 10-14 days.
- Light Preference of Parisian Carrot: Full Sun.
- Life Cycle of Parisian Carrot: Annual.
- How and When to Harvest Parisian Carrot: Begin gathering Parisian carrots when they reach a diameter of 1-2″.
- Parisian Carrot Days to Maturity: up to 60 days.
- Parisian 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.
- 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: 20,000
- Planting Method: Direct Sow
- Sunlight: Full Sun
- Height: 10 Inches
- Color: Orange