Tonda di Parigi

Tonda di Parigi Early Carrot

(55 days) Open-pollinated. A round Parisian-type carrot that we prefer to the old Thumbelina. At 1½" Tonda is slightly longer than Thumbelina with deep orange color and improved taste. Tondas are best harvested when they are young and tender and very sweet. Enjoy them cooked to maximize their sweetness and to elicit their superb creamy texture. The easiest carrot to grow if you have heavy clay soil. 19th-century heirloom from Paris. Not for storage.


2018 Tonda di Parigi
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A: 1/8oz for $2.30  
B: 1/4oz for $4.30  
C: 1/2oz for $8.00  
D: 1oz for $14.00  
E: 4oz for $26.00  
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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.