Carrot, Dragon

Daucus carota
$2.09 to $30.75
SKU: 1190
  • Violet red skin
  • Yellow-orange interior
  • Exceptionally sweet, almost spicy
  • Regular packet price : $2.99

This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.

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Carrot, Dragon Description

This variety of carrot was bred by noted organic seed specialist John Navazio. His work with the Organic Seed Alliance and Johnny's Selected Seeds has brought traditional methods of plant breeding to the forefront of the seed saving movement.

It is thought that early carrots were domesticated for their seeds and leaves, which are quite aromatic. There are accounts of the "modern" carrot in Afghanistan around the 10th century and by the 14th century it was being cultivated in China as well as India and Europe.

The carrot was growing in the United States by the time of the American Revolution.

Learn to Grow it

This crop can be direct seeded into warm soil after the last spring frost. If you sow a section or row every two or three weeks, you can get a continuous crop.

These seeds can be broadcast evenly in sections of the garden or planted in rows and thinned to 2-3 inches apart. Plant your seeds 1/8-1/4 in. deep.

Keep the soil around these plants moist until the seed has germinated and weed free throughout the growing season. Mulching the soil around the plants will help keep the roots cool.

Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.