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Vegetable Planting Calendar

Carrot

Rich in vitamins A

  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 5 to 10 feet
  • Approximate planting per person per year, process, 10 to 15 feet
  • 0.25 ounce of seeds for 100 feet of row
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 18 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 42 inches
  • 3 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 0.25 inch deep
  • 70 to 85 days from planting to eating stage
  • 12,500 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 5 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • For carrot-related questions and answers, see MU Extension publication G6400, Frequently Asked Vegetable Questions.
  • Recommended varieties
    • Amina
      Baby carrot, harvest at 3 inches
    • Bolero
      Excellent for fall carrots
    • Nantes Improved
      Stump root, best adapted to Missouri soils
    • Royal Chantenay
      Blocky roots, adapted to heavy soil
    • Sugarsnax 54
      High in beta carotene
    • Thumbelina
      Round carrot for heavy soil

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      March 5 to 25
      Aug. 1 to 15
    • Central Missouri
      March 15 to April 5
      July 25 to 30
    • North Missouri
      March 25 to April 10
      July 20 to 30

 

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