GENUS: Daucus SPECIES: carota
Heritage Status: Overseas
Bio-Region of Origin: Hawkes Bay
Number of Seeds: 400
Description: This variety was introduced to the seed trade in 1884 and is a uniquely shaped, short (12 cm), very wide (8 cm) carrot that grows very fast to over 500gm. Outstanding quality, flavour, colour, sweet. Stores well, good cooked or raw. Good for heavy soil, container gardens and raised beds.
Planting Instructions: Direct scatter sow over a 10cm x 1m strip, when conditions are warm and moist. Lightly cover with soil, scatter with Quash slug bait then cover with an old sheet or 70% shade cloth while germinating. Remove cloth as soon as 70% of seeds show first two leaves, watch carefully for slugs and snail damage.