Scarlet Keeper

Scarlet Keeper Main Season Carrot OG

(85 days) Open-pollinated. A stalwart storage carrot whose flavor improves with time. These 7–9" heavy cylindrical roots with broad red shoulders, large deep orange cores and blunt tips store well into early summer. Without peer when they come out of the root cellar in March, even though they are not our first choice for fresh fall eating. Good for juicing, too. Wash fewer roots and make sweet carroty juice with a flavor profile similar to our warehouse favorite Mokum.


2079 Scarlet Keeper OG
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A: 1g for $2.20  
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B: 3g for $5.00  
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C: 6g for $8.00  
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D: 24g for $20.00  
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E: 120g for $50.00  
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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.