Waltham Hi-Color Carrot
- From the Collection
- New for 2020
- Roots ideal for making soups and stews
- Colorful and productive
- Abundant leaves are good resistance to leaf blight
- 70-80 days
Colorful and productive, this carrot variety has long, thin, straight, and moderately crisp, orange roots that are ideal for making soups and stews. Its roots taper gradually to a point and measure from 6-8" at market maturity. ‘Waltham Hi-Color’ has a low splitting tendency and produces abundant green-yellow leaves that have good resistance to leaf blight. It was acquired by Seed Savers Exchange from the Rocky Mountain Seed Company of Denver, Colorado. 70-80 days.
Direct Seed: 1/2" Apart
Seed Depth: 1/4"
Rows Apart: 16-24"
Thin: 2-4" Apart
You can sow carrot seeds as soon as the soil in your garden can be worked in the spring (about 3-4 weeks before the last frost). Seeds need consistent moisture until they emerge. Germination on carrot seed is slow and uneven. The light seed can be blown away by the wind or washed away when you water the beds. Sow the seeds less than an inch apart and thin them to 2-4 inches after they grow to a few inches. Roots will mature in 65-87 days.
There are about 21k seeds in an ounce of Danvers carrot.