Redsun Main Season Carrot

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Redsun Main Season Carrot

Daucus carota
(70 days) F-1 hybrid. We’ve trialed many a red carrot and most taste like sandy kerosene. Praise in bright bunches to breeder Bejo for finally bringing us yummy cinnabar-red Redsun. Such a lovely shade, through to the interiors of a near-perfect 7–9" Nantes-type. Mild and sweet with a slight tart zing, crunchy but not tough, carroty with a spring in its step. Recommended for fall harvest only—like Purple Haze (Bejo’s other feather in their colorful carrot cap), hot weather and lack of water can shift the flavor to blech! NEW!


2095 Redsun
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A: 1g for $4.00  
B: 3g for $9.25  
C: 6g for $16.00  
D: 24g for $46.00  
E: 120g for $200.00   ($190.00)
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Additional Information

Carrots

  • 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.

Diseases:

  • 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.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.