Imperator 58 Carrot Seed
Todd's Seeds introduces the Imperator 58 Carrot Seed, a classic variety that is a staple in home gardens and commercial farms alike. The Imperator 58 is renowned for its long, slender, and tapered roots, growing up to 10 inches in length. These carrots are characterized by their deep orange color, crisp texture, and sweet flavor, making them an outstanding choice for both raw and cooked culinary applications. They are particularly favored for their high sugar content and fine-grained flesh, ideal for snacking, juicing, and a variety of dishes.
- **Sowing Time:** Best sown directly in the garden in early spring or late summer for a fall harvest.
- **Soil Requirements:** Prefers well-drained, sandy or loamy soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0.
- **Planting Depth:** Sow seeds ¼ inch deep.
- **Spacing:** Space seeds 1-2 inches apart, in rows 12-18 inches apart.
- **Germination:** Generally occurs within 10-21 days at temperatures between 55-75°F.
**Growth and Care**
- **Watering:** Maintain consistent soil moisture for best growth, especially during root formation.
- **Sunlight:** Full sun is ideal for optimal growth.
- **Fertilizing:** Apply a light fertilizer if needed for nutrient-poor soils.
- **Harvesting:** Harvest carrots when they reach desired size and color, typically 70-80 days after planting.
Imperator 58 Carrots are packed with nutritional value:
- **Rich in Vitamins and Minerals:** High in vitamins A, K, and C, and a good source of fiber and potassium.
- **Antioxidant Benefits:** Contains beta-carotene, which has antioxidant properties.
- **Supports Eye Health:** Vitamin A is crucial for eye health and vision.
- **Low-Calorie Food:** Ideal for a healthy diet.
Imperator 58 carrots are highly versatile:
- **Raw Eating:** Excellent for snacking, salads, and crudité platters due to their sweetness and crispness.
- **Cooking:** Perfect for roasting, boiling, steaming, and adding to soups and stews.
- **Juicing:** Produces a sweet and nutrient-rich juice.
**Simple Recipe: Roasted Imperator 58 Carrots**
Enjoy the natural sweetness of Imperator 58 carrots with this easy roasting recipe.
- 1 lb Imperator 58 carrots, peeled and halved lengthwise
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Optional: herbs like thyme or rosemary
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
2. Toss carrots with olive oil, salt, pepper, and herbs if using.
3. Spread on a baking sheet and roast for 20-30 minutes, until tender and caramelized.
4. Serve as a flavorful and healthy side dish.
The Imperator 58 Carrot Seed from Todd's Seeds is an excellent choice for gardeners and cooks looking for a reliable, flavorful, and nutritious carrot variety. Its consistent quality and versatility make it a beloved choice for a wide range of culinary uses.
1 Packet: 5g
1 Gram ~ 400-1200 seeds
1 Pound ~ 250,000 seeds