Daucus carota (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. ④
Please note: this seed meets federal germination standards; however, it is currently germinating at a lower rate than we would sell in a typical year.
2090 Napoli - Organic
⅛ oz packet sows 35 ft; 1 oz, 280 ft. 1 gram packet has more than 400 seeds and sows about 10 ft.
Carrots average 18,000 seeds/oz with significant variations among varieties.
Days to maturity are from seedling emergence after direct sowing.
Culture: Very hardy. Early carrots can be sown by late April. For fall crop or winter storage, seed in early summer. Minimal germination temperature 40°, optimal range 60–85°. Can take up to 3 weeks to germinate; keep rows from drying out for faster emergence. Thinning is critical: At 3" high thin to ½" apart, at 6" thin again to 1-2" apart.
ALTS: Alternaria Leaf Spot
PM: Powdery Mildew
BR: Black Rot
TLS: Target Leaf Spot
LR: Licorice Rot
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.
For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.