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Henderson's Tendersweet Carrot

Henderson's Tendersweet Carrot

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Henderson's 'Tendersweet'

75 days — 'Tendersweet' carrot plants grow twelve to fifteen inches in height and have a distinct, dark-green foliage. When the roots reach full maturity, they are a deep orange color, average from eight to ten inches in length, and taper slightly from the shoulder to a blunt end.

Introduced in 1928 by the long defunct Peter Henderson & Co., who exclaimed:
"The Sweetest, Tenderest and Hardiest Red Carrot Grown — An outstanding sort for the home gardener because it represents quality at its zenith. It is a favorite with the market grower because its beautiful orange-red color and attractive appearance sells it on sight."[1]
Almost a century since it was first introduced to the public, it is still an excellent choice for gardeners and market growers alike. Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 600 seeds.
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Planting Instructions: Loosen rich, well-drained soil to a depth of one foot, in a location that receives 6 to 8 hours of full sunlight per day.

Plant outdoors in spring as soon as the ground can be worked. Plant seeds ¼ inch deep, ½ inches apart in rows that are spaced 12 to 18 inches apart.

Keep moist until germination. Thin to 1 to 2 inches apart after the seedlings are 1½ inches tall.

Water as required and keep soil cultivated to control weeds. Informational References:
  1. "Everything for the Garden," Peter Henderson & Co., 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932.