Oxheart (Guerande) Carrot
(Daucus carota) French heirloom is known for its unique “oxheart” shaped and crisp, sweet flavor. Large, vibrant orange carrots weigh up to 1lb at maturity, measuring 5-6” long and 3-4” wide at the shoulders. Well-suited for dense, clay soils, where other varieties might be prone to forking. 90 days to harvest. 150 seeds per packet.
CULTURE: Sow seeds outdoors about 3-5 weeks before last frost. Keep soil moist until germination has occurred. Hint: To keep soil cool and moist during germination, carrot seed can be inter-planted with radishes, which are harvested once the carrot seedlings are established. Successive plantings can be made every 2-3 weeks throughout spring and fall.