Yaya Carrots Organic & Pelleted

Yaya Carrots Organic & Pelleted


60 days. A very sweet, crisp Nantes carrot that raises the bar on flavor and quality. Yaya's 6 inch, bright orange, cylindrical roots hold very well in the ground making it an excellent choice for a fall crop. Add the extra sweetness that comes along with cool weather and you have one delectable carrot. Strong tops make Yaya a great variety for bunching. MA. IR: Ar, C, P.

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 650-750 seeds per gram.
  • CR283/L
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  • CR283/X
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  • CR283/Y
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  • CR283/M
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  • CR283/N
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  • CR283/Z
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  • CR283G1
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  • CR283PL1
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  • CR283G2
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  • CR283PL2
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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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Jun 20, 2019  |  By Julie Zacharias
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I also spent extra this year to get the organic/pelleted seeds. Germination was extremely poor. Spotty coverage at best. I had to reseed completely. I will not be buying these again.
best tasting carrot
Feb 23, 2019  |  By Christina Young
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I absolutely love the taste of these carrots - crisp and so sweet. I made a carrot salad and it was the best I ever tasted. My mother in law always adds sugar to her carrot salad - (grocery store ones) - but these were naturally way sweeter and carroty then her salad.
Sep 16, 2016  |  By Sharon
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After reading description and review I was looking forward to trying yaya. With arthritic fingers, planting seeds and thinning are difficult so I spent extra for pelleted seeds. Even after good rains germination was erratic at best. So I replanted, using the rest of the seed. All 250 were planted. Still very low germination. Very disappointed.
Sweet, longkeeper
Mar 4, 2013  |  By Tatiana Podstavkova
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Planted mid-April last year, harvested in two batches in August and again in September. Even some that broke off originally stayed good in the soil. Kept well in the fridge in a plastic bag until mid-November! Very sweet and crisp! No match for garden center carrots from the year before!!!
Yaya carrots
Jan 24, 2013  |  By stan
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In a 6'x8' bed I planted just Yayas in mid-July. It's now late Jan and I just pulled the last 6 lbs of them to get the beds ready for spring. We've been eating them fresh from the covered bed all winter. Most were 6"-8" and perfect. Super crisp and sweet. A repeat next year for sure.