When are carrots ripe? - Knowledgebase Question

Bethlehem, PA
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Question by mgb3
August 2, 1998
This is my first time growing my own vegetables and I planted carrots. How do I know when the carrots are ready
to be harvested?


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Answer from NGA
August 2, 1998
You can pull carrots as soon as they are large enough to eat, but they are usually harvested when the tops are about 3/4 inch to an inch across. (This will depend somewhat on the variety you have grown.) Some gardeners think carrots are sweeter if left in the ground for a month or so after the first frost. Enjoy your carrots!

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