Carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus 'Merida') in the Carrots Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Biennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3 ft. or more
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Erosion control
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Roots
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Other: taproot is edible
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: Soil temperature of 55-80F
Days to germinate: 6-21 days
Depth to plant seed: 1/4 inch
Sow in situ
Other info: Direct sow March through mid-July. Space seeds 4 per inch and thin to 1-3 inches. Do not fertilize but add organic matter to the soil in the Fall.
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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2016 Northeast Veggie Gardens by robertduval14 Dec 6, 2016 6:01 PM 1,036

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