Carrot Seeds - Tendersweet - Heirloom

Regular price Dhs. 15.00

2 grams / packet

1. Short Description

75 days. Heirloom, Non-GMO. A classic carrot type, Tendersweet carrots grow to be around seven inches long with a tapered end. They are coreless and delicious, perfect for canning, juicing, or eating raw. They are similar to Imperator Carrots, but they freeze better. Carrots have a slightly lighter orange shade, but are still bright and exciting in the garden. This variety does well in well-drained sandy soil. It thrives in zones three to nine, and needs full sun to reach its full growth potential. These carrots are ready for harvest after around 75 days.

 2. More Details and tips:

Growing Tendersweet Carrot Vegetable Garden Seeds

  • Latin Name: daucus carota subsp. Sativus
  • Other Names:
  • Days to Maturity: 75 days
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Planting Depth: ½”
  • Plant Spacing: 1-2”
  • Row Spacing: 18-24”
  • Growth Habit: Upright
  • Soil Preference: Light, well drained, sandy soil; pH 5.5 to 6.8
  • Temp Preference: Warmer
  • Light Preference: Full Sun
  • Pests/diseases: Susceptible to weevils and carrot rust fly
  • Color: Uniform, bright orange
  • Flavor: Sweet and tender

  • Growing Directions:

    Start by sowing the carrot seeds directly outdoors; transplanting from indoors can cause the carrots to be weak and crooked. Plant the seeds half an inch deep in sandy soil, as soon as the soil can be worked. The soil should have a pH level of approximately five to seven. Get all lumps and rocks raked out of the soil prior to planting the seeds. Keep two to three inches between the plants and twelve to fourteen inches between rows. Water the plants weekly to keep the soil moist. After around seventy-five days, the Tendersweet carrots will be ready to be harvested. Pull them straight up out of the soil.


    These carrots have a classic tapered shape, but are coreless, giving them a delicious crunch. Read this article on the health benefits of Carrots.Read this article on the health benefits of Carrots.

    Seeds Per Package:

    5 g - Approximately 3,000 Seeds
    1 oz - Approximately 18,000 Seeds
    4 oz - Approximately 72,000 Seeds
    1 lb - Approximately 288,000 Seeds
    5 lb - Approximately 1,440,000 Seeds

    Our friend Dale sent us this information about Tendersweet Carrots:
    Dear True Leaf Market;
    I would like to tell your gardening friends about, Tender Sweet Carrots, This carrot has some outstanding qualities that are important, as the name implies this carrot is tender and sweet, I’m going to call it a wonderful fresh market and home variety. This carrot holds well in storage as a keeper.
    Tender Sweet’s have been a staple in our family gardens here in the Northwest for over 80 years, we plant in a wide row that is about 16 inches wide, harvest begins at pencil stage to thin them, these are most often pan sautéed with or without the tops and the root snipped in al little bit of butter and brown sugar, remove while they are still a little crispy and serve. We like to have some leftover for salad toppings the next day. Yummy!
    This is a long thin variety that is almost a foot long and coreless, if planted in the spring they will be mature when their exposed tops are about the size of a quarter dollar, they freeze well but lose a little flavor. Eat them fresh and you won’t find a better carrot for all year use.

    Dale W. Key

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