Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Daucus
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.

Growing Sheet

Scientific name Daucus carota
Productivity cycle Annual
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


Paris Market

Variety with short roots (3 cm to 5 cm), suitable for difficult soils. suitable for growing in pots.

Paris Market

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.