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Atomic Red

Atomic Red Carrot OG

(74 days) Open-pollinated. This Imperator type is really red with a hint of purple on the outside of the 4–6" cylindrical roots. Slice it open to rings of color, the red rind giving way to a deep orange interior with a lighter core. Even the stems and tops show red. Roots taste mild and sweet when raw. Keeps its color when cooked and develops a yummy carroty sweetness with no harshness. Taste is pure bonus. Color packs the wallop here, color that could make your sales explode. Susceptible to P and to cavity spot.
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2068A: 1g for $2.00  
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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°, optimal temperature 80°. Emergence takes 17 days at 50°, 10 days at 59°, 6 days at 77°, 48% normal seedlings at 41°, 96% normal at 68°.


  • 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.