Imperator carrots have straight, smooth roots. The long roots are about 20 cm (8”) long when fully mature with firm flesh and excellent flavor. Perfect for fresh salads or as a cooked vegetable.
Latin Name: Daucus carota subsp. Sativus Seed Type: Open-pollinated Product Weight: 250 seeds Plant Type: Vegetable Flavor: Sweet and crunchy Days to Harvest: 68 to 75 days Days to Seed Germination: 10 to 14 days Seed Planting Depth: 6 mm (1/4") Row Spacing: 30 cm (11") Plant Spacing: 5 cm (2")
Planting Instructions: Sow in early spring in well-cultivated soil. Uniform moisture is critical. Seedlings should be thinned to approximately 5 cm (2”) apart for optimal root formation. Sowings of carrot seed can be repeated every 2 weeks until mid-summer.
Suggestions: Too much water can cause carrots to crack. They should be kept weeded (a clean mulch can reduce this job). Also, lightly place soil over exposed roots to prevent cracking.
Preparation Ideas: Clean, peel, and slice carrots. Bring 3 cm (1") of salted water to boil in a saucepan. Add the carrot slices. Return to boil, then reduce the heat and cover the pan. Cook until just tender, but not soft. This will take about 10-15 minutes. Drain and eat hot. For extra flavor add salt, pepper, and butter.