Vegetable Carrot – Main Crop Berlicum 2

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A quality open pollinated European variety for main crop sowings delivering beautiful 8″, good-sized roots that are extra-smooth, long, small cored and blunt-ended. Excellent firm flesh and flavor.

  • Seed Count: 6000

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Vegetable Carrot – Main Crop Berlicum 2

A quality open pollinated European variety for main crop sowings delivering beautiful 8″, good-sized roots that are extra-smooth, long, small cored and blunt-ended. Excellent firm flesh and flavor. It also keeps very well over the winter. Sow February-August for harvesting June-January. Grows particularly well in an open position on light, rich soil that has not been recently manured. 68 days from germination.

Cultivation advice Vegetable Carrot – Main Crop Berlicum 2

  • Dig or till the carrot bed deeply when the soil is on the dry side to avoid making lumps.
  • Work the soil to a fine texture 15-25cm (6-10 in.) deep to allow the carrot roots to grow long and shapely.
  • Avoid freshly-manured soil, which may produce hairy, rough roots and will cause forks and splits;
  • Sow seed thinly in rows, 1cm (1/2 in.) deep, 30-40cm (12-16 in.) between the rows as soon as the soil starts to warm and is workable in spring. Try to get about 4 seeds per 2cm (1 in.).
  • Thin to 16-20 carrots per 30 cm (1ft.) for fresh eating and 6-10 carrots per 30 cm (1ft.) for mature crops, depending on the root size you want, and keep weeded and watered. Dispose of thinned seedlings to avoid attracting Carrot Fly.
  • As they grow, push soil up over any exposed roots to prevent a green shoulder.