'Rainbow' is a pleasing mix of colors from coral to yellow to white–a quite unusual variation from just one seed cultivar! Unlike colored carrot blends which produce varied sizes of roots, 'Rainbow' carrots are uniform and mature all at once, making them a great choice for pickling and canning (recipe inside this packet). A cross of Nantes and imperator types, the flavorful roots are long, at 7″–9″. The colors may be mellow, but the flavor is big and sweet with all the crunchiness you expect in a homegrown carrot.
Botanical Name: Daucus carota (hybrid)
Days to Maturity: 67 Days
Native: Africa, Eurasia
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant biennial grown as an annual
Plant Dimensions: Roots are 7″-9″ long at their peak.
Variety Information: 'Rainbow' is a cross of Nantes and imperator type carrots.
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 45°F, ideally 60°–85°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 10 to 12 weeks before your average first fall frost date. In very warm climates, carrots are grown primarily in fall, winter, and spring.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended; root disturbance stunts growth.
Days to Emerge: 10–25 Days
Seed Depth: ¼”
Seed Spacing: 1″
Row Spacing: 6″
Thinning: When 1″ tall, thin to 1 every 2″
This packet sows up to 17 feet. 200 seeds.