Carrot Whanganui Giant
GENUS: Daucus SPECIES: carota
Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Whanganui
Number of Seeds: 200
Description: This carrot is a New Zealand heirloom which as far as I know was totally lost in this country. We brought it back in years ago when I found it in the Australian Seed Curators catalogue. It is a large carrot, as many of the old ones were. Long, tapered, orange, and excellent as a cooked carrot
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 carefuly for slugs and snail damage.