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Best carrot for Autumn planting?


 
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POPPY
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:48 pm    Post subject: Best carrot for Autumn planting? Reply with quote

Hi,

Just a quick question, what is the best variety of carrot to sow now for Autumn or is it too late to sow now?

Thanks

Poppy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi poppy,im no expert but im told that the F1 variety Kingston or the open pollinated variety Autumn King are good for this time of year.
Hope this helps
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I too would recommend Autumn King.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies, I had been thinking of the Autumn King myself so think I will order that. I can't remember what variety I had last year but I had no joy at all with them, complete disaster.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:33 pm    Post subject: more on carrots Reply with quote

I planted Nantes and early Nantes this year harvested some this week and there were bland and woody, i ended up juicing them up with apples from the garden... much nicer that way.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sowed three packs of various carrots including Nantes and have one feeble plant about an inch high from all of them. Disgusted. Think I'll try Autumn King too.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a bit late to sow carrot seed now even Autumn King
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