Tendersweet Carrot Seed
Introducing the Tendersweet Carrot Seed from Todd's Seeds, a variety that truly lives up to its name. This heirloom carrot is cherished for its exceptionally sweet flavor and tender, crisp texture. The Tendersweet produces long, slender, and deep orange roots that are both visually appealing and delicious. It's an outstanding choice for gardeners and chefs alike, who are seeking a carrot that excels both in raw preparations and when cooked. Its superb taste and ease of growing make it a favorite in vegetable gardens and gourmet kitchens.
- **Sowing Time:** Ideal for direct sowing in the spring after the last frost, or in 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:** Expect germination within 10-21 days at temperatures between 55-75°F.
**Growth and Care**
- **Watering:** Keep soil consistently moist, especially during germination and early growth.
- **Sunlight:** Full sun is optimal for growth.
- **Fertilizing:** Light application of a balanced fertilizer can enhance growth.
- **Harvesting:** Harvest carrots when they reach desired size, typically 50-80 days after planting.
Tendersweet Carrots offer numerous health benefits:
- **Rich in Nutrients:** High in vitamins A, K, and C, and a good source of fiber and potassium.
- **Antioxidant Properties:** Beta-carotene, which gives them their orange color, is an antioxidant.
- **Eye Health:** Vitamin A is vital for eye health and vision.
- **Low in Calories:** A great addition to any diet, particularly for those focusing on health and wellness.
Tendersweet carrots are incredibly versatile:
- **Raw Snacking and Salads:** Perfect for eating fresh due to their sweetness and crisp texture.
- **Cooking:** Ideal for roasting, boiling, and steaming, and a delicious addition to soups and stews.
- **Juicing:** Excellent for making nutritious, naturally sweet carrot juice.
**Simple Recipe: Honey-Glazed Tendersweet Carrots**
A delightful recipe to bring out the natural sweetness of Tendersweet carrots.
- 1 lb Tendersweet carrots, peeled and sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Boil or steam carrots until just tender.
2. In a pan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in honey.
3. Add cooked carrots to the pan, tossing to coat with the honey glaze.
4. Season with salt and pepper, and serve warm.
The Tendersweet Carrot Seed from Todd's Seeds is an excellent choice for anyone seeking a carrot variety that combines outstanding flavor with ease of cultivation, making it a delightful addition to both gardens and meals.
1 Packet: 5g
1 Gram ~ 400-1200 seeds
1 Pound ~ 250,000 seeds