Seed Savers Exchange Carrot, St. Valery

Seed Savers Exchange Carrot, St. Valery

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Seed Savers Exchange Carrot, St. Valery
Daucus carota

  • Red-orange skin
  • Sweet flavor and fine texture
  • Roots grow up to 12 inches
  • Excellent for storage
  • 80-90 days
  • ±20,000 seeds/oz

 

Deliciously sweet and excellent for storage, the fine-grained, red-orange roots of this historic variety, also known as James Scarlet, grow up to 12" long. In 1885, the renowned French seed company Vilmorin-Andrieux stated the variety had been grown for a “long time,” and in 1924, James Vick & Sons Company of Rochester, New York, reported that St. Valery was “the best and most handsome main crop carrot... enormously productive.” 80-90 days.

 

Learn To Grow It

Sow seeds outdoors 3-4 weeks before last spring frost, or as soon as soil can be worked. Keeping soil moist throughout the germination period is important to success. Misting the planted area daily or covering is recommended. Carrots are slow to germinate and need steady moisture until germination. Sow successively throughout the season for fresh carrots.

Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.

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