Carrot - Adelaide F1
This is one of the earliest maturing varieties available, and it features short tops with smooth skinned, cylindrical roots, filling out quickly to give a crunchy sweet flavour. It is ideal for sowing early in cold frames. Be the first to pull carrots this spring! These seeds are in the RHS Vegetable Collection.
Sow from January to February under cloches/frames, or sow from March to August outdoors. Sow seeds thinly in well prepared, fertile soil 1-2cm deep in broad drills. No thinning is necessary for hunching carrots, otherwise thin to 2-2.5cm or give slightly wider spacings if larger roots are required. Allow 15cm between each drill. Water only if necessary as excessive water may encourage leaf growth instead of roots. Earth up growing roots to prevent green crowns. Cover later sowings with fleece or fine netting to minimise carrot fly infestation.