Carrot - Amsterdam Forcing
As the name implies, this variety is highly suited to being forced and is the earliest of all varieties. The carrots have very sweet flavour, good colour and a small core. The variety is a first choice for early sowing under cloches and produces small, cylindrical roots that freeze well.
Sow the seed from April to August direct into the growing site 2cm deep in rows 30cm apart. Place March sowings under cloches, whilst later sowings should not need covering. If you have to thin the seedlings, do so in the evening. Water before thinning and remove all the debris. Do not transplant. Aim for roots 2cm apart. Young Carrots can always be pulled alternately to 'thin as you eat'. Ready to harvest from May to November.