Carrot plant growing taproot leaf plant of the family Apiaceae also known Carrot, Carrot plant grow as annual but for seeds biennial plant, grow in mediterranean, subtropics, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone: 3-8 (in spring) 8-11 (in autumn).

Carrot plant taproot

Taproot shaped cone, taproot colors: mostly orange but can green, white, burgundy, pink, yellow, red, purple or black, some species are separate with circles in different colors, repeat the circles several times.

Leaves edible, color green and the size can be 0.5-1 cm growing in groups, the shape of the leaf small narrow pinnate.

Flower color white, the flowers grow in inflorescence of flat head.

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Requirements for Carrot plant growing and care:

Well drain soil, airy soil, clean from stone or hard object, slightly acid, free weed area

What is the best way to start growing?
Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sometime the yield is too small

Planting season:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

Pests and diseases:
Caterpillar, Aphids, prodenia

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Dead or infected leaves

Size of the plant?
The root 4-30 cm (2-12 inches), the leaves 20-50 cm (8-20 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer

General information about the flower
White flowers, the flowers grow in inflorescence of flat head.

Thinning the bloom:
Better to pick up the taproot before it’s start to bloom

Pollination is done by:
Bees

Grow from seeds

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Sowing requirement:
Moist soil important for the process

Saving seeds until sowing:
Dry dark place

Sowing season:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

Planting spacing:
5-10 cm

Depth of Sowing:
1-2 cm

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water

Germination time:
7-20 days

Condition of seedling:
Moist, airy soil, clean from stone

Do the seeds require burying?
No

Subspecies

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Carrot Atomic Red – red orange Carrot 70-80 days to harvest

Carrot Tendersweet – orange Carrot 70-80 days to harvest

Carrot Scarlet Nantes – orange Carrot 70-90 days to harvest

Atomic Red – orange Carrot 70-80 days to harvest

Solar Yellow – yellow 70-80 days to harvest

Lunar White – white taproot 60-70 days to harvest

Carrot Parisian – round orange Carrot 70-80 days to harvest

Carrot Snow White – white taproot 70-80 days to harvest

Anatolian black – black with white and black in the middle 80-90 days to harvest

Carrot Royal Chantenay – orange 90-100 days to harvest

Carrot Little Finger – short, orange, 50-60 days to harvest

Edible leaves

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Leaves harvesting season:
In warm area all year less in the summer, in cold area Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
Trim the leaves in the base of the leave next to the root, for salad young leaves for cooked mature leaves

Information about leaves:
Depend on the species 5-30 cm, the color: purple, green or mixed

Uses of Carrot plant leaves:
Quiche, cooked, stir fry, salad

Edible Roots

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Information about  Carrot plant’s taproot:
taproot shaped cone rarely round,  taproot colors: mostly orange but can green, white, burgundy, pink, yellow, red, purple or black

When to pull up Carrot plant’s taproot:
About 70-100 days to harvest, when sow in the autumn it’s in the winter, when sow in the spring it’s in the summer

Scientific name: Daucus carota subsp. sativus

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors

Climate

Harvest season

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone

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