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Vegetable Description: The origin of carrots is somewhat obscure, but early records from many civilizations refer to this colorful root. Carrots fulfilled medicinal purposes for thousands of years, being used for maladies as diverse as indigestion and cancer. The Dutch were the among the first to cultivate the orange carrrot; legend has it that their intent was to honor William of Orange. After World War I, carrots became extremely popular in the United States, and are now produced commercially mostly in Texas, Michigan, and California.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Daucus carota
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Vegetable Duration: Biennial
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 75
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 15500
Vegetable Height: 6” to 18”
Vegetable Spacing: 2 in to 4 in
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside in early spring. Can be fall planted. Plant about 2” apart and 1/4“ below soil surface. Can sow closer, then thin later. Rows should be spaced at 18”-24” apart.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Plant either does not set seed because flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed.
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