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.