4 Keys to Successful Carrot Culture, from the carrot research and trialing team at Johnny's Selected Seeds : 1) Preparation of the carrot bed, soil composition and tilth; 2) Spacing of carrot bed rows; 3) Weeding timing and techniques; and 4) Watering and irrigation.
Learn when to harvest carrots and options for post-harvest handling and storage from the carrot experts at Johnny's Selected Seeds. Recommendations and tips for choosing varieties that store best and maintain good carrot flavor and eating quality, how to harvest to minimize damage, methods for preparing your carrot crop for optimal shelf life, and ideal ranges of temperature and humidity conditions during storage.
A brief overview on identifying, preventing, and treating common carrot pests and diseases, from the carrot crop research and seed variety trialing team at Johnny's Selected Seeds.
Follow this set of guidelines for optimizing your harvest across the widest possible window in your region, including tips and recommendations for year-round production and harvesting, an explanation of the details of carrot season extension by variety selection, succession planting carrots, early carrots, main harvest carrots, storage carrots, and carrot types such as Nantes, Imperator, Parisian, and Kuroda, from the carrot breeding and trialing team at Johnny's Selected Seeds.
A visual comparison chart of Johnny's colored carrot varieties – White Satin, Yellowbunch, Purple Haze (AAS Winner), Purple 68, Deep Purple, and others. Please note that dimensions may vary significantly due to culture and environmental conditions.
A visual comparison chart of Johnny's Early Carrot Varieties, including Mokum, Yaya, Adelaide, and Napoli. Please note that dimensions may vary significantly due to culture and environmental conditions.
Key Growing Information
Essential information for growing carrots from seed in the home garden or for commercial production, from soil prep and sowing to weeding, watering, and harvesting.
A typology comparison chart for main crop and storage carrot varieties, showing relative shape and dimensions. Please note that dimensions of carrots can vary significantly as a function of culture and environmental conditions.
From Purple Haze to Nutri-Red, advice on the links between carrot flavor and color, the four features of carrot flavor, and how to grow a more flavorful, more colorful bunch of carrots, from Dr. John Navazio, carrot breeder, and Lauren Giroux, Director of Product Selection and Trialing.
Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing carrots from pelleted seeds: from sowing, spacing, thinning, and weeding, to disease and pest control, harvesting, and storage. Read more for a successful harvest!
Guidelines, specifics, and variety recommendations on best storage practices — temperature, humidity, and optimal shelf life — for enjoyment of classic storage crops such as roots and tubers like rutabagas, beets, turnip, cabbage, winter squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and leeks, well into the winter months.
A crop-by-crop guide to the best types and varieties of vegetables for winter growing success, ranked by level of difficulty in winter production, from the research team at Johnny's Selected Seeds.