Mokum, Unpelleted

Mokum, Unpelleted Early Carrot

(48 days) F-1 hybrid. Arguably the tastiest carrot for fresh eating in late spring and summer. Repeat winner of our summer taste tests. Mokum’s earliness, slenderness and sweetness transcend its flaws. Blunt Amsterdam-type that sizes extremely quickly with short weak tops, brittle and not machinable. Should be harvested at 5–6" before the roots push out of the ground and develop green shoulders. Although not a versatile full-season carrot, Mokum merits succession planting so you can enjoy it young throughout the summer. Always the first to disappear from our spring patch. Not for storage. Susceptible to ALTS at our Colrain, Mass., plot in 2009 and 2012 but not in 2010.


2086 Mokum, Unpelleted
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A: 1g for $2.70  
sold out, substitute 2092.
B: 3g for $6.00  
sold out, substitute 2092.
C: 6g for $8.50  
sold out, substitute 2092.
D: 24g for $27.00  
sold out, substitute 2092.
E: 120g for $120.00   ($114.00)
sold out, substitute 2092.
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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.