Gone are the days when the most diverse carrots grew from seeds taken from the same bag: long and short, thin and thick, with a rounded tip and a sharp one. True, I must admit that she was all very sweet. Now we are offered such selected seeds that you can grow perfectly even beautiful root crops with a delightfully thin tail on a round tip. However, for this you need to try, because if she doesn’t like something, she tries to bend, and if you don’t overlook, then freaks can grow up altogether.

Carrot oriental beauty reviews


My choice is JUICE AND SWEET carrots. And this is according to many years of testing - Nantes, Touchon, Queen of Autumn. The first two varieties are in fact also very beautiful - an elongated, flat and smooth carrot with a rounded tip, the color is bright orange. And it seems to me that it shines, as it were, translucent. In general, I am happy with them and try to plant them.
For a change, I also add Chantonnay, Losinoostrovskaya, Vitamin, etc.
All sorts of perversions, such as Thumb Boy, Sugar Thumb, Sweetie and others that grow up as small round freaks, I do not like, do not live up to expectations.

Carotel paris - the earliest and baby carrots. One of the oldest varieties. Short, almost rounded, orange fruits of excellent dessert taste - tender and sweet. Children love her very much. The yield is small. Grows well on heavy soils, loams. I'm planting a third year for a child, she is interested in eating this!
still planted BEAUTY maid Belongs to the "Chantenay" cultivar. Medium early variety (105-115 days from germination to technical ripeness). Root crops are bright orange, conical, blunt-pointed, of medium length (14-16 centimeters), 4-5 centimeters in diameter, weighing 90-140 grams. The pulp is of excellent taste, very sweet and juicy. The variety is resistant to flowering.
I liked it, but did not come across on sale anymore))
this year, on the advice of Frans Hasanovich, I will plant Chantan and Nantes.

Mid-season grade of Altai selection. The wide-conical shape of the root crop is very convenient when cutting carrots into strips for making oriental pilaf. The length of root crops is 16-20 cm, weight is up to 220 grams. The outer and inner color of root crops is bright orange, the pulp is tasty, sweet. The variety is plastic, capable of forming a crop in unfavorable weather conditions and with poor watering. Root crops are able to lie until the next harvest without loss of taste and marketability.

Seeds are sown per pound to a depth of 1-1.5 cm in early spring and before winter, with 25 cm row spacing and 3-4 cm row spacing.

Prefers well-cultivated light soils, requires timely thinning in the initial period of growth and 2-3-fold inter-row loosening during the growing season, ensuring sufficient watering.

There are a lot of varieties and hybrids of carrots, so first, let's decide for what purposes carrots are grown on your site. If for sale, then of course the most important parameters will be the commercial qualities of carrots, and these are appearance, keeping quality and transportability. In this case, it is necessary to sow varieties and hybrids of foreign selection, since they are bred taking into account, first of all, the appearance of carrots - even in length and diameter, smooth roots. But their taste and useful qualities are lower than domestic varieties.

Russian varieties and hybrids of carrots, of course, are not so beautiful and even, but in terms of yield they are in no way inferior to foreign ones, and in taste, carotene content in them, and often in keeping quality, they are significantly superior.

According to the ripening period, all carrot varieties can be conditionally divided into three groups. In early ripening varieties, 85-100 days pass from germination to harvesting of root crops, in mid-ripening varieties - from 105 to 120 days, and in late-ripening varieties - 125 days or more. Which variety you need, you will choose over time yourself.

This collection is based on gardeners' reviews of the best varieties of carrots at the end of 2018.

Early varieties of carrots with photos and descriptions, reviews

Carrot Touchon

A popular early maturing variety of carrots for open ground. From sowing to harvesting, 70-90 days pass.

Root crops are aligned, cylindrical in shape, with a bright orange-red inner and outer color. Root length 18-20 cm, weight 80-150 grams, smooth surface with small eyes. The pulp is juicy, with a very high content of carotene, excellent taste.

Carrot yield grade Tushon: 3.5-4.5 kg / m2 (subject to agricultural technology).

These carrots are intended for fresh use and processing.

Carrots baby sweetness

A mid-early variety of carrots. The rosette of leaves is semi-spreading. The leaf is green to dark green, moderately dissected.

Root crops of medium length, cylindrical, slightly pointed tip (variety Amsterdam). The heart and pulp are red, sweet, juicy, of excellent taste. The average weight of a root crop is 90-130 grams. This carrot is recommended for fresh use and for bunch products.

Carrot variety Children's sweetness is included in the State Register of the Russian Federation for the Central Black Earth Region.

Alenka carrots

Medium early, high-yielding carrot variety. The ripening period is 90-100 days. Root vegetables 12-16 cm long, 3-4 cm in diameter, with aromatic, sweet pulp.

The Alenka variety has excellent keeping quality, therefore it is well preserved throughout the winter.

It is resistant to almost all diseases, carrots do not crack. Can be grown in all regions.

Carrot yield Alenka: up to 10 kg / sq.m. (with proper agricultural technology).

Carrot Nandrin

An early ripe, high-yielding hybrid of carrots. The period from full germination to technical ripeness is 75-95 days.

Root crops are large, aligned, cylindrical, 15-20 cm long, orange-red at maturity, with juicy pulp, rich in carotene.

Value carrots Nandrin F: early maturity, stable yield, the ability to use root crops both fresh and for processing and long-term storage.

Carrot abaco

An early maturing Dutch carrot hybrid belonging to the shantane cultivar. The period from full germination to ripening is about 85 days.

Root crops are homogeneous, rich orange, up to 16 cm long.
Abaco F1 carrots are resistant to shooting and root crops are resistant to cracking.

The hybrid is intended primarily for fresh produce. But it can also be stored well and is suitable for industrial processing.

Carrot hybrid Abaco F1 is included in the State Register of the Russian Federation for the Central Region. Originator: Monsanto

Mid-season carrot varieties for the middle lane

Carrot Vitamin 6

A mid-season carrot variety, 80-100 days pass from germination to harvest.

Root crops are red-orange, cylindrical, blunt-pointed, completely submerged in the soil, 17-19 cm long, weighing 100-165 grams. Their surface is smooth, with small eyes.

Advantages of the variety: good taste, high carotene content. The variety is resistant to flowering, has good keeping quality.

Carrots for children

Mid-season, high-yielding carrot variety. Root crops are cylindrical, blunt-pointed. The core is small, the flesh is red-orange, juicy, tender, sweet.

This carrot has the highest carotene and sugar content of all mid-season varieties. The average weight of a root crop is 130-200 grams, length 19-21 cm, diameter 2.5-3 cm.

Root crops are stable and transportable, have good marketability and taste. Children's carrots are recommended for fresh consumption, as well as for the production of high-quality sweet juices and purees with a high carotene content - for children.

The Detskaya carrot variety is included in the State Register of the Russian Federation for the Central and Central Black Earth Regions. Originator: Aelita.

Carrot Carotel

Legendary mid-season carrot variety, occupying a leading position among all varieties in terms of yield (up to 7 kg / m2). The period from germination to fruiting is 80-100 days.

Carotel carrots can be grown in all regions. Root crops are orange, cylindrical, blunt-pointed, up to 14 cm long, weighing about 100 grams.

The pulp of carrots is juicy, tender, with good taste. The increased content of carotene in root crops makes them indispensable for the preparation of baby and medical food.

Carrots of this variety are perfectly stored until the next harvest.

Carrot of Nantes 4

A mid-season variety for table use, 110-115 days pass from sowing to ripeness. Bunch ripeness occurs 47-51 days after the emergence of mass shoots.

Root crops are cylindrical, about 16 cm long, weighing 90-160 g, orange in color, with tender, juicy pulp, contain a large amount of carotene.

Samson carrot, description, photo

Mid-season variety included in the State Register for the Central Region. The period from germination to technical ripeness is 110-120 days.

Cylindrical root crops (very similar to Nantes carrots), with a slightly pointed tip, orange in color, weighing 125-150 grams.

Samson carrots are recommended for fresh use, storage and processing.

Advantages of the variety: high yield, uniformity of root crops, excellent taste.

Carrot Red Cor

Mid-season carrot variety. The period from germination to ripening is 75-86 days.

Root crops are conical in shape with a slightly pointed tip (cultivar Shantane), short (11-16 cm long). The bark, flesh and core are intense orange in color. The pulp is juicy, has a high content of carotene, sugars, almost complete absence of bitterness. The average weight of a root crop is 97-170 g.

The variety is resistant to shooting, suitable for winter and early sowing. Late sowing is recommended for storage.

The Red Cor carrot variety is included in the State Register of the Russian Federation for the North Caucasus and Lower Volga regions.

Carrot Losinoostrovskaya 13, characteristic of the variety

Mid-season, high-yielding variety (up to 8 kg / m2).

Root crops are cylindrical, 15-18 cm long, weighing 100-170 g, orange-red in color, with a small core. The pulp is juicy, tender, tasty.

Dignity: in terms of carotene content, Losinoostrovskaya carrots are superior to other varieties. In addition, it keeps well in winter and is suitable for sowing before winter.

Chantenay Royal carrots

Medium late yielding variety for universal use. The ripening period is 110-120 days.

Root crops are smooth, leveled in length, conical in shape, 15-17 cm long, 3.5-5 cm in diameter, rich orange.

The Shantane variety is resistant to flowering, suitable for growing on all types of soil. Carrots of this variety are intended for fresh consumption, processing and long-term storage (retains a good appearance up to 9 months).

Late varieties of carrots, description, photos, reviews

Carrot variety Red giant, characteristic

Late variety of universal use, bred in Germany. The period from full germination to the onset of technical ripeness is 110-130 days.

Root crops are conical, 22-24 cm long, red (the flesh is also red). The average weight of a root crop is about 100 grams.

Carrot yield Red giant: 2.1-3.7 kg from 1 sq.m.

This variety is ideal for long-term storage.

Carrot Queen of Autumn, description

A popular mid-late carrot variety. It takes 120 days from germination to ripening.

Root crops are red-orange, cylindrical, 20-22 cm long, leveled, good presentation. The pulp is sweet, tasty, aromatic.

Advantages of the variety: good taste, excellent keeping quality of root crops. The variety is resistant to flowering.

To get an early harvest, sowing carrots before winter is recommended.

Carrot Emperor

A late-ripening variety of carrots for fresh use and processing. The rosette of leaves is semi-spreading. The leaf is long, green, with fine to medium dissection.

Root crops are cylindrical, very long, with a slope to the top (Berlikum cultivar). The heart and bark are red, juicy, of excellent taste. The average weight of a root crop is 80-190 grams.

The Emperor carrot variety is included in the State. register of selection achievements of the Russian Federation to the Central region for cultivation in private household plots.

Originator: Russian Seeds, Search. Carrot seeds of this variety are produced granular, on a tape and in bulk.

Carrot Incomparable, characteristic

A medium late variety of carrots. The period from sowing to harvesting is 104-130 days.

Root vegetables 17 cm long, weighing up to 200 grams, with excellent taste.

Advantages of the variety: resistance to flowering, high keeping quality, increased carotene content. Sowing seeds before winter is recommended.

Carrot yield Incomparable: up to 7 kg from 1 sq. meter of planting (subject to agricultural technology).

Reviews of our readers about carrot varieties

What kinds of carrots would you recommend to our readers? What varieties do you think are the most productive? After all, everyone wants to grow varieties of large, even and also sweet carrots. What do you plant more: varieties or hybrids? Please share your opinion in the comments. If possible, attach a photo of the carrots you have grown to your comment. Thank you.

Your reviews about carrots and additions to the description will help many gardeners choose only the best varieties for planting.

Read the gardeners' reviews in the comments below.

Cooking a bed for carrots

Once I read how one gardener has been preparing beds for carrots since autumn.

He marks a bed, and then with a shovel handle makes recesses in the ground and fills the holes with grass residues. It turns out a "warm bed", separate for each carrot. And in the spring, adding humus, he puts one seed in each hole.

The author argued that this method is very convenient: there is no need to thin out, saving seeds and a good harvest - carrots reach 30-40 cm in length. And I thought: if there is one bed, then of course, but if 6-8, like mine, how much time and effort it will take to prepare a separate hole for each carrot seed! And I went my own way!

In early spring, she planted a phacelia (siderat) on a carrot bed and began to go about her business: she dug, planted, weeded, watered, and the phacelia grew and grew. At the end of May, when it grew 25-30 cm, I dug it up with a coup on a bayonet. The result is a herbal pillow.

On June 1, I made beds and planted carrots as usual, in rovts, sprinkled with earth. Next is the usual care. The appearance of my "girl sitting in a dungeon" was magnificent, the greenery was simply raging, and the harvest was not bad in the fall.

Hence the conclusion: my method of planting is not laborious and effective. The phacelia herb cushion loosens the soil and helps the root crops germinate, and also feeds it with nitrogen during growth. The land on my site is sandy. The experiment was carried out on varieties: Sentyabrina, Flakke and Kuroda Shantane. All good fellows, they justified themselves.

Carrots - garden and vegetable garden

The fact is that in the initial stage, the root hair is too small to get water at a depth. If it doesn't rain in the early stages and you don't water the carrots, they will produce small, dry, yellowish roots. Just at the initial stage, it should be watered until it sets the root crop (usually with 4-5 leaves). Carrots have a taproot, it is already directed downward, so it will grow deep into the soil. But when the roots are the size of a finger, the carrots should be thinned a second time and watering should be stopped. Now it has a powerful root stem that can go to great depths (up to 2-3 m), and there is always enough moisture. From this point on, you do not need to water the carrots.

Why do carrot freaks grow up?

Crooked roots most often appear due to late thinning (the first should be done when the first true leaf appears) and because of thickened plantings.

A root crop with constrictions is obtained in soil of different densities. The root crop branches, if in the river. Read more "

Why do carrots curl?

Because at the base of young leaves, an umbelliferae has settled and sucks juices from the leaves. It flies in the earliest spring from coniferous crops on which it hibernates. The easiest way is to cover carrot crops with lutrasil. Sometimes it is recommended to water them with a solution of kerosene or sprinkle with mothballs. This should not be done: firstly, root crops will have these odors, and secondly, kerosene and naphthalene are strong carcinogens, and they are. Read more "


- When harvesting, do not dig up all the carrots, leave some of the root crops in the garden. After freezing, carefully cut off the tops. Cover the bed with fallen leaves or straw with a layer of 15–20 cm, and on top with a film. Add snow in harsh winters. And then, in early spring, you can dig up fresh tasty root vegetables.

- In the middle and central lane, the following sowing dates for carrots are observed: early varieties - from April 20 to 25, mid-season - from April 25 to May 5.

- Carrots are sown before winter, in November - December, on frozen soil, with dry seeds, so that they cannot germinate until spring, otherwise the seedlings will freeze. Winter-sown carrots give an earlier harvest. It is used mainly in the summer, it is not suitable for storage.

- Watering. With a lack of moisture in the soil, root crops grow coarse and woody, and with an excess, their tops and core grow strongly, while the growth of root crops stops.

- Carrots prefer even watering. With a high watering rate on dry soil, cracking of root crops can be noticed. Therefore, in order to get a high yield of even, beautiful root crops, carrots are watered, starting from germination, moderately and regularly.

- Carrots are well preserved if they are lowered into a thick (creamy) clay “chatterbox” before storing them. After drying, the roots are placed in boxes in rows, with or without sand sprinkling. If carrots are harvested for storage without sprinkling or coating with clay, they should be dusted with finely crushed chalk. This reduces the likelihood of root decay during storage.

- Carrots are well preserved in plastic bags with a layer of sawdust on top (8-10 cm). Before storage, the root vegetables are dipped in a "chatterbox" of chopped garlic (1 cup of mushy garlic per 1 liter of water), dried a little and stored.

- It is useful to sprinkle root crops with dry onion husks.

- Carrots have a "docile nature": they get along well with all vegetable crops. But she also has special "sympathies": onions, tomatoes, sage, lettuce, marjoram, peas.

- The best predecessors of carrots are onions and onions. After them, carrots give a significant increase in yield, moreover, they acquire immunity to diseases of white and gray rot.

This text is an introductory fragment.

How often should carrots be watered

It is necessary to water the carrot beds in about a week - ten days. Carrots are rarely watered, but evenly and abundantly. It is important to maintain uniform soil moisture at a depth of about 10-20 cm. If excess moisture is allowed in this layer, root crop branching may begin, and the central root will die off.

It is useful after each watering at the same time to lightly loosen the soil - this is done so that continuous crusts do not form on the ground. When loosening, weeds that constantly appear on the soil surface are simultaneously destroyed.

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