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Solar Yellow Carrot

Solar Yellow Carrot

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Solar Yellow

60 days — A Danvers-type carrot with roots reaching about six inches in length. Their bright yellow color adds a special look to your entrées, salads and veggie platters. especially when combined with red, purple, white and orange varieties.

According to the USDA[2], Xanthophylls are the pigments that give the yellow carrots their golden hues and have been linked with good eye health.

Yellow carrots originated in Afghanistan, Turkey, and the Middle East in the 900s. Each packet contains 1 gram, which is approximately 650 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 Sources:

  1. "Pigment Power in Carrot Colors", USDA ARS Vegetable Research Service

  2. "New Carrots Offer Colorful Surprises and Health Benefits," by Erin Peabody, November 15, 2004.