Species: D. carota
Daucus carota is a biennial herbaceous plant of the Apiaceae family. Native and widely spread from Europe to Asia and to North Africa, it has been appreciated since ancient times and it was of common use in ancient Rome. The plant can reach 1 mt in height, and during the second year it develops a stalk that terminates in large compound umbrels made up of tiny white flowers, with the exception of the central one that is dark red. It is cultivated for its cylindrical taproot that, according to the variety grown, can be orange, white, yellow or purple and can reach a length of up to 20 cm.
|Scientific name||Daucus carota|
|Recommended Seeding||in the ground|
|Amount of seeds||1.00 g|
|Sowing Depth||0.50 cm|
|Distance between rows||25 cm / 30 cm|
|Distance between rows||5 cm / 10 cm|
|Estimated number of plants/sqm||80.00|
|Average growing time||100 gg / 120 gg|
|Average sprouting time||10 gg / 20 gg|
|Produce per sqm||1.50 kg / 3.50 kg|
|Estimated growing sqm per person||1.3|
|Ideal Sprouting Temperature (C°)||10 °c - 25 °c|
|Min. Temperature (C°)||2 °c|
|Soil pH||6.00 / 7.00|
|Can be grown in pots||yes|
Variety with short roots (3 cm to 5 cm), suitable for difficult soils. suitable for growing in pots.
Very common, medium/long root, cylindrical shape with rounded tip.
Conical shape, wide at the collar and tapering off to a point at the bottom of the root.