Carrot Seeds Atomic Red
Price for Package of 25 seeds.
The Atomic Red carrot lives up to its name — its 11” long tapered roots are a beautiful scarlet color that gets brighter when cooked. This variety gets its hue from healthful Lypocene, a precursor to beta carotene credited for helping prevent several types of cancer. Grow carrots in cool weather. Draw out the Atomic Red’s remarkable color and flavor by steaming, roasting or baking these crispy roots. They’re very tasty in soups or stews.
Site & Soil
Get the soil conditions correct and carrots are one of the easiest vegetables to grow in the cooler climates. Incorrect soil conditions lead to mis-shapen carrots - these may well cause a chuckle when dug up, but they are not so well appreciated at cooking time! Carrots prefer a light soil which has been improved with lots of well-rotted organic material fully dug into the soil. Carrots grown on heavy soil, or where organic material is not well-rotted, will become misshapen and grow 'forked. Stones in the soil will have the same bad effect. Prepare the bed two weeks or so before planting, forking in a handful of bonemeal for each square meter (yard). Ensure that the soil is dug to a spade's depth and is of a crumbly texture.
When to Sow
Sow seeds from early spring to autumn
How to Sow