Organic Carrot Seeds: “Tendersweet” (75 days)
500 mg ~350 seeds
Organic Carrot Seeds: “Tendersweet” (500mg) Description:
Our Organic Heirloom “Tendersweet” carrots are a deliciously sweet, coreless, 9-10″ tapered root with a rich orange color and are reliable producers.
“Tendersweet” Carrot Harvesting Instructions:
“Tendersweet” Carrots should be fully grown within 75 days. To store the carrots through the winter, twist off the carrot tops, but do not wash the carrots. Layer them in damp sand or sawdust. In warmer climates, you may leave the carrots in the garden over winter and top them with a thick layer of mulch.
1935 Isbell’s Seed Company catalog describes “Tendersweet” as, “Very sweet and nearly coreless, of good shape; cylindrical, very smooth and about 6 inches long. Of deep orange-red color; crisp, tender and of very fine flavor. Tendersweet carrot is a fine home garden sort, excellent for early market use.”
1940 Oscar H. Will Pure Seed Book describes “Tendersweet” as,”one of the finest varieties, always sweet, tender and brittle, the roots are from 7 to 8 1/2 inches long, 2 inches in diameter at the shoulder and uniformly tapered to a semi-blunt end. The flesh of this carrot is rich orange with indistinct core.”
All of Our Seeds are 100% Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO, Open-Pollinated and USDA Certified Organic Seeds.
Seed Planting Depth: 1/4″-1/8″
Germination Temperature: 55-70
Days to Germination: 10-15
Row Spacing: 4″
Plant Spacing: 2″
100′ Row Yield: 95 lb.
Heirloom Carrot Planting Instructions:
Plant in Spring in a well prepared, loose soil free of rocks preferably in raised beds with a pH range of 6.0 to 6.8.. Sow seeds directly in shallow furrows 1/4”-1/8“ deep and cover with a thin layer of soil. Keep area weed free and thin to 2-3” apart once seedlings have come up. For longer harvest, stagger plantings every 2-3 weeks. Carrots require consistent watering and are not drought tolerant. When the tops are about 3″ apply organic manure as a side dressing. Carrots prefer temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees F.