Rumba

Rumba Main Season Carrot OG

(72 days) Open-pollinated. Who will have this dance? Line-stocker extraordinaire Gary Athenian will. He calls Rumba “the best carrot I’ve ever grown.” When he brought it to Nash’s Organic Produce in Sequim, WA, they admired its crisp texture and adopted it as their favorite as well, no small distinction as they breed carrots, their most important crop. Last offered by Johnny’s in 2005, Rumba has since been hard to find. A straight tapered 6–7" Nantes type that matures slowly and resists oversizing, it is great for fall harvest and winter storage. Its aromatic strong carrot flavor is admittedly not for everyone. Though Roberta also likes it, Gene and CR demur. But then again, not everyone can rumba.


2060 Rumba OG
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A: 1g for $2.40  
B: 3g for $5.20  
C: 6g for $8.50  
D: 24g for $16.00  
E: 120g for $70.00  
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Carrots

Daucus carota

⅛ oz packet sows 35 ft; 1 oz, 280 ft. 1 gram packet has more than 600 seeds and sows about 10 ft. Carrots average 18,000 seeds/oz with significant variations among varieties.

Culture: Very hardy. Early carrots can be sown by late April. Can take up to 3 weeks to germinate; keep rows from drying out for faster emergence. Sow carrots for winter storage in mid-late June. Thinning is critical: At 3" high thin to ½" apart, at 6" thin again to 1" apart. Minimal germination temperature 40°, optimal range 60–85°.

Diseases:

  • ALTS: Alternaria Leaf Spot
  • CLS: Cercospora Leaf Spot
  • P: Pythium

ALTS shows up first on the oldest foliage as brown-black spots edged with yellow. Foliage blackens and shrivels as it develops and spreads. Maintaining a good crop rotation is the best preventive.