Merida Carrots Conventional & Organic

Merida Carrots Conventional & Organic


80 days. This exciting selection fills a harvest slot all its own. We spent years looking for an overwintering carrot that could be planted in late September/early October and harvested May through June. Merida is a moderately vigorous Nantes type that possesses extraordinarily good resistance to bolting, and produces sweet rich orange carrots 6-7 inches long and 1-1 1/2 inches in diameter. Well suited to spring and summer plantings, too!

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 650-750 seeds per gram.
  • CR267/S
  • 1 gram
  • $3.85

  • CR267/L
  • 1 gram Organic
  • $4.10

  • CR267/P
  • 5M seeds
  • $8.85

  • CR267/M
  • 5M seeds Organic
  • $9.85

  • CR267/B
  • 10M seeds
  • $15.45

  • CR267/N
  • 10M seeds Organic
  • $17.15

  • CR267C1
  • 25M seeds
  • $28.00

  • CR267G1
  • 25M seeds Organic
  • $29.50

  • CR267C2
  • 100M seeds
  • $95.00

  • CR267G2
  • 100M seeds Organic
  • $99.00
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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.

• 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.

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 Overwintering Carrots
Mar 5, 2016  |  By Tai Federico
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I have grown these for several years and love them. I plant them on August 1 in raised beds in rows about 12 " apart. I cover them with window screens until the tops start to press against the bottom of the screens when the plants are about 6" tall. We thin them to about 6" apart. The tops of the carrots will start to push out as the plants grow and the soil settles and we mulch heavily with chopped leaves to protect the tops of the carrots from light and freezing. The tops will freeze back but the carrots will be fine. We have fresh carrots all winter and spring. They grow about 10-12" long and are very tasty.