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DAUCUS carota 'St Valery'
Carrot, St. Valery Carrot
This heirloom variety yields long, thick carrots that are renowned for their robust flavor. The bright, medium red-orange carrots are fine-grained, sweet, and small-cored. Plants grow from seed to maturity in 70 to 90 days, or they can be harvested earlier for "baby carrots." Sometimes going by the name 'James Scarlet', 'Saint Valery' orginated in France before 1885.
The cultivated carrot is a hardy herbaceous biennial of Eurasian and North African origin. It is grown for its crisp, sweet, tasty taproot. If its roots are not harvested, it produces lacy, white, umbrella-shaped flower-heads the following summer.
Carrots are easy to grow if given deep, rich, friable soil and full sun.In temperate areas with warm long summers, carrots may be planted in spring for a summer harvest and again in late summer for a fall harvest. Saint Valery carrots are excellent for fresh eating, roasting, and juicing. They store well, retaining their crispness and sweetness.
10 - 1
3 - 9
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer
Edible, Herb / Vegetable
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