Napoli Carrot

Napoli Sweet Carrot

Ideal for overwintering.

A specialized variety with a sweet taste when sown in fall for winter harvest.

In cold regions sow in the greenhouse. In mild regions sow outdoors in the open or protected with fabric row cover. Up to 7″ cylindrical, smooth, blunt roots with strong tops.

Organically grown.

 

Packet: 200 seeds. 3.00




Plant Cycle:   (A)   Days to Maturity or Bloom:   58 summer sowing.

Growing Information:

CULTURE: Any good garden or field soil will grow carrots. Deep, loose, and fertile sandy loams and peat soils with good moisture-holding capacity grow the straightest and smoothest roots.

PLANTING: Sow from early spring to mid-July, 3/4-1″ apart (about 30 seeds/ft.), 1/4- 1/2″ deep, in 2″ wide rows, 16-24″ apart. For minimum soil compaction, use raised beds with 2 or 3 rows 16-24″ apart, beds 5-6′ on center. Sprinkle the soil surface to keep moist.

Don’t allow soil to crust before the emergence of seedlings which take 1-3 weeks, depending on temperature and moisture. If necessary, thin young seedlings to 3/4-2″ apart, depending on root size desired. Keep weed-free by tine weeding and shallow hoeing. To prevent greening, cover exposed crowns.

DISEASES: Blights can reduce yield and quality. Alternaria blight shows as brown-black lesions edged with yellow on leaf margins beginning on oldest leaves. Leaflets may shrivel and die. Cercospora blight first appears as small dark spots with yellow margins on the younger leaves and stems. To prevent blights, practice 3-year crop rotation. Copper fungicides can be employed as a preventive measure or control.

INSECT PESTS: Carrot rust fly and wireworms. Provide fertile growing conditions and avoid ground recently in sod if possible. Exclude adult insects with fabric row covers

HARVEST: Carrots may be dug any time after they reach a good orange color (bright, not pale), at which stage flavor develops. Generally the best harvest period lasts about 3 weeks (longer in cool, fall weather), after which time the roots may crack or the taste and appearance may decline. Make a few sowings at 3 week intervals for a continuous supply of tender carrots at their prime.

STORAGE: Plant carrots intended for winter storage about 100 days before expected fall frost. Carrots store best at 32°F (0°C) and 95% RH.

 

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