Carrot


Originally grown for its fluffy green tops, the long orange roots of carrots have become one of the most emblematic vegetables gracing grocery stores, gardens, and gourmet restaurants. Bursting with vitamins A, K, and C, carrots are a nutritious and delicious snack for people of all ages. While the carrot is typically thought of as an orange vegetable, there are white, yellow, and purple varieties as well! Here at Mountain Valley Seed we carry a fabulous Rainbow mixture that includes all colors. Only want purple carrots this season? No problem! We carry seed for the infamous Purple Haze Hybrid—sure to rock out you garden and kitchen table. Love the classic seed varieties? Our heirloom Scarlet Nantes and Little fingers are the best of long and short orange varieties. Try them raw in salads or with dip, roasted, or steamed.

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Carrot Danvers 126 Vegetable Seed
Mountain Valley Seed Co.
Price: $1.59-$60.02
Availability: In Stock
Carrot Tendersweet Vegetable Seed
Mountain Valley Seed Co.
Price: $5.36-$80.25
Availability: In Stock
Carrot Scarlet Nantes Seed
Mountain Valley Seed Co.
Price: $1.59-$62.73
Availability: In Stock
Carrot Little Fingers Vegetable Seed
Mountain Valley Seed Co.
Price: $1.59-$81.95
Availability: In Stock
Carrot Imperator 58 Seed
Mountain Valley Seed Co.
Price: $0.80-$75.75
Availability: In Stock
Carrot Rainbow Blend Organic Seed
Mountain Valley Seed Co.
Price: $2.49-$206.20
Availability: In Stock
Carrot Rainbow Blend Vegetable Seed
Mountain Valley Seed Co.
Price: $14.12-$104.50
Availability: In Stock
Carrot Parisian Garden Seed
Mountain Valley Seed Co.
Price: $1.59-$48.80
Availability: In Stock
Carrot Purple Haze Hybrid Seed
Mountain Valley Seed Co.
Price: $2.69-$18.00
Availability: In Stock
Carrot Scarlet Nantes Organic Seed
Mountain Valley Seed Co.
Price: $2.49-$44.90
Availability: In Stock
Carrot Chantenay Red Core Seed
Mountain Valley Seed Co.
Price: $5.00-$61.55
Availability: In Stock
Carrot Royal Chantenay Seeds
Mountain Valley Seed Co.
Price: $5.00-$63.95
Availability: In Stock
Carrot Danvers 126 Organic Garden Seed
Mountain Valley Seed Co.
Price: $8.69-$57.50
Availability: In Stock
Carrot Imperator 58 Treated Vegetable Seed
Mountain Valley Seed Co.
Price: $6.20-$135.40
Availability: In Stock
Carrot Purple Carrot Vegetable Seeds
Mountain Valley Seed Co.
Price: $13.00-$137.50
Availability: In Stock
Yellow Carrot Seeds
Mountain Valley Seed Co.
Price: $13.00-$137.50
Availability: In Stock
Carrot Red Vegetable Seed
Mountain Valley Seed Co.
Price: $13.00
Availability: Out of Stock
White Carrot Seeds
Mountain Valley Seed Co.
Price: $13.00
Availability: Out of Stock

Carrots are best grown in a loose fertile soil. Where soil is rocky or compacted the soil needs to be amended with well-rotted compost that can be made yourself in a backyard composter. Be careful not to use fresh compost or manure as too much nitrogen will cause carrots to fork. Work soil deeply ( 6-8 inches) for varieties such as Scarlet Nantes and Danvers 126. You might also consider using shorter varieties of carrots such as Little Finger in rocky or more compact. The shorter variety can also be grown in containers where the soil can be easily made ideal as well.

Sow carrot seeds directly in the garden after the risk of a hard frost. When sowing carrot seed it’s advisable to spread the seeds sparingly as carrots planted too closely together will impede carrots from reaching maximum size. When the seeds emerge, thin the seedlings to ¾” and as they mature thin them to 3 inches. They take 2-3 weeks to germinate so don’t give up hope when it takes a while. Be sure to keep them well watered while you wait for them to come up. Patience will be rewarded. Carrots are usually harvested when carrots reach ¾ inches in diameter at the upper end. They can be harvested as they are ready but can be left in the ground for longer.