Carrots

Mokum Carrots Conventional & Pelleted

Mokum Carrots Conventional & Pelleted

CR265

56 days. If you appreciate fresh carrots, you must try this one! Crisp, yet very easy to munch. So brittle and delicate, in fact, that it has to be hand dug, as it cannot withstand mechanical harvesting. Enjoy Mokum as a baby carrot or as a full-size 6-8 inch tasty treat. Very rich in vitamin A and high in sugars. Striking deep orange roots with contrasting thick dark green tops. It's still the finest fresh-eating carrot we know. Nantes type. MA. IR: Ad, Ar, P.

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 650-750 seeds per gram.
  • CR265/S
  • 1 gram
  • $3.85

  • CR265/X
  • 250 seeds Pelleted
  • $4.95

  • CR265/P
  • 5M seeds
  • $8.85

  • CR265/Y
  • 1000 seeds Pelleted
  • $8.95

  • CR265/B
  • 10M seeds
  • $13.20

  • CR265/Z
  • 5M seeds Pelleted
  • $14.25

  • CR265C1
  • 25M seeds
  • $27.50

  • CR265PL2
  • 25M seeds Pelleted
  • $41.75

  • CR265C2
  • 100M seeds
  • $91.50

  • CR265PL3
  • 100M seeds Pelleted
  • $136.00
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
45-85°F6-211/4"1-3"4 per inch9-16"75%3 years≈ 650-750Low


Daucus carota var. sativus Studies on the nutritional properties of carrots have revealed that they are powerhouses of a wide range of phytonutrient antioxidants. With the vast spectrum of colors and varieties available, the amounts of individual antioxidants vary, yet the overall balance of these potent nutrients contributes to outstanding health benefits regardless of the variety.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Carrots perform best in deeply worked, well-composted, loose soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0
• When the soil is workable, spade or till it to a fine texture 12-16 inches deep — cloddy, heavy soil will not make straight roots
• Heavy soils can cause forked roots, use Chantenay, Kuroda, Paris Market, or Nantes types in heavy soils
• Avoid split roots by maintaining even watering
• When plants have 7-10 leaves, hill 1-2 inches of soil around crowns to prevent green shoulders

Direct Sowing
• Dig a shallow furrow and lightly cover seed with soil, vermiculite or sifted compost
• Water evenly and regularly to prevent soil crusting
• Row cover beds when soil temperatures are cool and to help prevent soil crusting
• Thin when plants are 4 inches tall
• Sow mid-June—July for a fall/winter crop

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Carrot fly
Insect control: Row covers at planting
Common diseases: Various blights
Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Best harvested when 1/2-3/4 inches in diameter when carrots are sweet and tender
• Irrigate well prior to harvest to ensure the roots have absorbed their maximum capacity of water
• Cut tops prior to storage
• Store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity
• Fall/Winter Crop: Flavor is enhanced after a couple of frosts
• Fall/Winter Crop: Roots can be dug any time at maturity through winter as needed
• Fall/Winter Crop: In harsh climates, mulch with straw for protection

What is pelleted seed?
Seed that has been coated with a clay-based material to form a larger, round shape. This makes planting by hand or mechanical seeder easier and allows for more controlled sowing of small seeds such as carrots or lettuce. All pelleted seed has a National Organic Program (NOP) approved coating.

KEY TO CARROT DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
Ad | Alternaria dauci - "Alternaria Leaf Blight"
Ar | Alternaria radicina - "Black Rot"
AS | Alternaria Stem Canker
C | Cercospora
CS | Cavity Spot
MA | Liquorice Rot
P | Pythium Root Rot
PM | Powdery Mildew
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Best Carrot
Nov 26, 2018  |  By Val
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I've never had luck growing large carrots until I met Mokum. Not one to give up, I've grown different varieties every year searching for that one that would outperform the rest. I planted in July for a fall harvest. I was rewarded with large, tasty, core-less carrots that are easy to bite into. I waited to harvest until Thanksgiving and these held in the ground for several frosts and handled a snow load. I didn't find them any sweeter having been frosted but it still has wonderful carrot flavor and due to that and their size I will continue to grow this variety.
Not best for heavy soil
Nov 17, 2015  |  By The Helmswoman
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This is my first experience growing Mokum. I had previously had good success with Danvers. The carrots were knobby, misshapen, split rooted--I don't think they are the best choice for heavy soils, even amended with compost.
Mokums Are Fantastic!
Apr 13, 2015  |  By Pamela Smith
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Not only easy to grow, fast to grow, delicious tasting, and just the right size, but they also keep well in the refrigerator over winter. I always plant an early and late crop.
Best-tasting carrots I've grown
Jul 26, 2014  |  By Heather Sarik
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These are hands-down the best-tasting carrots I've grown (or eaten). Sweet, crunchy, crispy...everything you want in a carrot. My 4-year-old son eats them like he's a woodchipper. I don't know if they store well because we ended up eating them all within hours of harvest.