Carrot 'Romance' F1 (Daucus carota)
Twice winner of the “Best tasting carrot” at the yearly field day of the British Carrot Grower Association, this hybrid carrot ‘Romance’ is a good doer even in hot weather. Sow seed from August until late February for harvesting much of the year. High-yielding deep orange coloured roots to 175mm long once mature. Romance has improved flavor that is consistently good when grown in different soils. Great for bunching. Highly recommended.
When to sow: Late winter until February
Where to sow: Direct Depth to sow: 1/2cm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid. Spacing: Between plants thin to 2-5cm for full size Between rows 30cm
Directions: The trick to growing carrots is to buy good seed, plant it thinly in a shallow drill, cover with a thin layer of fine soil and not let the seed dry out, not even once. An early planting causes no problems in this regard, as the soil will generally be moist enough, but once warm dry weather comes along, and this can be October in central Victoria, water the seed drill just about every day until the carrots have germinated. Always use a fine rose because the seeds can easily be washed out. If seed is planted thinly enough then no thinning is needed. Just pull the carrots as required.