Carrot, St Valery
- Red-orange skin
- Sweet flavor and fine texture
- Roots grow up to 12 inches
- Excellent for storage
- 80-90 days
- ±20,000 seeds/oz
(aka James Scarlet) Mentioned by the historic French seed company Vilmorin-Andrieux in 1885as having been grown for a “long time.” James Vick & Sons Co. of Rochester, New York reported in 1924 that St. Valery was “The best and most handsome main crop carrot. . . Enormously productive.” Fine-grained red-orange roots grow up to 12" long. Deliciously sweet, excellent for storage. 80-90 days. ±20,000 seeds/oz.
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.