Napoli, Unpelleted

Napoli, Unpelleted Main Season Carrot OG

(55 days) F-1 hybrid. A favored variety for Eliot Coleman’s famous candy carrots overwintered in unheated greenhouses. Blunt Nantes type grows 7–8" cylindrical roots with strong medium-sized dark green tops. Crispy, snappy, sweet and juicy with a medium core. “Extra crunchy,” rated one of our tasters. Also grows rapidly when sown outdoors in spring and makes a good early bunching carrot. Suitable for fresh market or storage. Good performer in high tunnels.


2090 Napoli, Unpelleted OG
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A: 1g for $2.90  
B: 3g for $7.50  
C: 6g for $13.00  
D: 24g for $42.00  
E: 120g for $185.00   ($175.75)
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Additional Information

Pelleted carrot seed

We offer pelleted carrot seed for three varieties. Pellets can save time-consuming thinning for both home gardeners and commercial operations. They can be sown by hand or by using precision seeders. Our carrot pellets are size 11.5. Pellets have one major drawback: the process shortens the viable life of the seed. Buy only as much pelleted seed as you need for this season. It will not hold over well. Our pellets use an inert clay coating that is in compliance with NOP standards. At 1" spacing 100 pellets will sow about 8', 250 pellets around 20'. Keep pellets cool and dry prior to planting and maintain steady soil moisture during the germination period.

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.