Botanical Name: Daucus carota ssp. Sativus 'Rainbow Mix'; Family: Umbelliferae/Apiaceae (Carrot Family).
Height: 15 - 20 inches.
Spacing: 2 - 3 inches between plants, 12 - 14 inches between rows.
Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inch.
Spread: 10 - 12 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Yield: 100 pounds per 100 foot row.
Foliage: Green foliage.
Fruit: Purple- smooth purple skin and coreless orange flesh within. Yellow- bright sunny yellow inside and out. White- totally white and coreless. Red- tapered bright red roots. All colors hold when cooked, red tends to be more intense when cooked.
Days To Maturity: 58 - 65 (purple- 58, yellow- 63, white- 60, red- 65).
Soil Requirements: Light, fertile, deep, well-drained, sandy loam soil; pH 5.5-6.8.
Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
Seed Count: Approximately 750 seeds per packet, 1/2 oz. is approximately 8,000 seeds., 2 oz. is approximately 32,000 seeds.
Size: 6 - 11 inches (purple- 7 inches, yellow- 6 inches, white- 5 inches red- 11inches).
Comments: Cosmic Purple, Solar Yellow, Lunar White and Atomic Red. Purple- very sweet and tasty, Yellow- very refreshing sweet flavor, extra crunchy and juicy, White- tall vigorous plants, heavy crop, very mild and especially delicious when picked small, grows totally underground, Red- high in lycopene, crispy roots taste great cooked.
Brighten up your diet with Rainbow Blend Carrots. The carrots in this colorful mixture grow to between 5 and 11 inches long and yield about one pound of vegetables per foot of seeds. Milky, Lunar White carrots are delightfully mild-flavored, while ravishing Atomic Red carrots are wonderfully crisp and great for cooking. The Solar Yellows are sweet and juicy with a fantastic crunch, a wonderful complement in taste and color to the Cosmic Purples' smooth skin and sweet orange flesh.
The colors of our Rainbow Blend carrots hold even when cooked - the Atomic Red variety actually looks a bit more vivid after cooking. Not only do this carrots make a visually pleasing dish when cooked or chopped, they'll also be sure to please your family's taste buds! The combination of flavors make our rainbow carrot collection a favorite year after year.