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Tendersweet Carrot

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Sweetest carrot on the market! Tapered 7-in. coreless roots. Easy to grow. 75 DAYS.

Seed Counts: 1/2 oz. of carrot seeds contains about 8,000 seeds and sows 100 ft. of row.

Zones: 3 - 9 annual.
Height: 16 - 20 inches.
Shade Requirement: Full sun.
Germination: 10 - 15 days.

Tendersweet Carrot - Pkt
  • 14335
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  • For each offer ordered, get approx. 1,500 seeds.
  • $2.99
Tendersweet Carrot - Seed Tape (15')
  • 16661
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  • For each offer ordered, get 1 seed tape.
  • $5.99
Tendersweet Carrot - 1/2 oz.
  • 14336
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  • For each offer ordered, get 1/2 oz.
  • $5.99
Tendersweet Carrot - 2 oz.
  • 14337
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  • For each offer ordered, get 2 oz.
  • $12.99

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Tendersweet Carrot Product Details

Botanical Name: Daucus carota ssp. Sativus 'Tendersweet'; Family: Umbelliferae/Apiaceae (Carrot Family).

Height: 16 - 20 inches.

Spacing: 2 - 3 inches between plants and 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: Uniform, deep orange-red flesh. Smooth skinned, fine-grained roots and nearly coreless. Tapers to a point.

Days To Maturity: 75 days.

Form: Annual.

Soil Requirements: Light, fertile, deep, well-drained, sandy loam soil; pH 5.5-6.8.

Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.

Seed Count: Approximately 1500 seeds per packet, 1/2 oz. is approximately 8,000 seeds, 2 oz. is approximately 32,000 seeds. Seed tape is 15 feet long and has approximately 415 seeds.

Size: 9 - 10 inches.

Comments: Color stays during cooking and freezing. Sugar-sweet and crisp. Leaf stems are purple tinged. Considered tops for taste.

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2012-01-02
Good Producer
Reviewed By: Olivia (Pittsburgh, PA)
This carrot did very well in our garden this year. They seemed slow to reach a harvestable size, but we were still able to get two crops of it this year - one early and one late. Very sweet and tender. Will definitely grow this again.


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2010-10-10
Good variety
Reviewed By: Matt Krause (La Veta, CO)
My kids love these carrots. Germination rate was excellent. I'm going to have to grow even more next year. We grew two 12ft rows and got beatiful, big carrots. If they get too big they're really hard to get out, I think I need to add more mulch to my soil.


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2010-03-27
The most amazing carrot ever
Reviewed By: Lyn (Cumberland Center, Maine)
I have grown carrots for almost 30 years and have tried several versions of Nantes,Danvers,and Imperators along with anything else that sounded good, but nothing compares to Tendersweet. We have a very short growing season in Maine so I was shocked when I harvested really large and long Tendersweet carrots that actually were tender and sweet. It is the only kind I will grow anymore. These carrots are delicious raw or cooked. They keep a long time in the fridge and they freeze well. There is nothing negative to say about them except that you have to aggressively thin them because they grow so big. I only wish I had that problem with the rest of the vegetables in my garden.


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2010-02-01
Always reliable
Reviewed By: Lonnie Arneson (Big Lake, MN)
We've planted Tendersweet carrots for a few years. The yield is amazing! They are very tasty and great for canning!


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2010-02-01
Year-to-year favorite!
Reviewed By: Daryl (Vancouver, WA)
I have grown these carrots for several years (since 1995)and shall continue to do so for many more. I have tried other varieties but the excellent flavor and less sugar content keep me coming back for more. The one note for planting in our clay soils in the Pacific NW is to amend the hard soil with organics & sand to prevent stunted and/or branched roots. Of course, since there is little sand in our soil, when you do amend it, the birds will go nuts 'bathing' themselves on your freshly-planted, sandy row...I cover it with netting and haven't had a problem since. Just a few dirty birds hanging around now scowling at the netting!


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2009-12-27
the only one
Reviewed By: khimilee (mountain home, id)
I grow these every year. I always have enough to share and one friend said her daughter will only eat carrots if she tells her they are from Khimi's garden.


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2009-07-28
Five-star for Exercise
Reviewed By: Linda (Lennox, SD)
Many of my 2008 Tendersweets were 2 inches in diameter I have never worked so hard in my life to harvest a garden veggie because of their startling size. They were so huge that I was afraid I had left them in the garden too long. That did not make one bit of difference. They were unbelievably tasty, cooked or raw. The bonus was the physical exercise I received while getting them out of the ground!


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2009-02-18
best we have found
Reviewed By: rg (schenectady, ny)
We grew these for years, then decided to try others over the last couple of yeard. We will go back to Tendersweet again this year. They grow the best in our sandy soil, very long and tasty. If you leave them in for a touch of frost they sweeten up even more.


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2009-01-04
Stored extremely well...
Reviewed By: Rebecca (Garland, ME)
I agree with the other reviewers that this carrot was slow to start and slow to mature. It wasn't very sweet, but it was very tasty. After the fall harvest, I stored them in plastic bags in the vegetable drawer in my refrigerator and they were still tasty and fresh the following May. We had garden carrot cake almost year round. Last year I tried a kaleidoscope variety. Bland and boring...this year I'm coming back to the Tendersweet!


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2009-01-02
best carrots we have grown
Reviewed By: larry (sterling, co)
These carrots grew very long and were the best carrots we have grown.


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2009-01-01
Long Lasting Taste
Reviewed By: Mike (Lebanon, PA)
As others have noted, carrots are slow to germinate and slow to grow. They do germinate MUCH better if you keep the soil moist not letting it dry out. I planted tendersweets in May of 2008. My parents visited over Thanksgiving digging out some of the ones from May. They were HUGE in size! So large I thought they would be hard and tasteless, but I was mistaken! These carrots were still VERY TASTY being an inch to inch and a half in diameter. I am not a big carrot eater, but I eat these!


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2008-09-11
Not as sweet as expected
Reviewed By: Frank S (Brooklyn Park, MN)
The taste was not very sweet. Since this is our 1st try at carrots, we'll try another variety for comparison.


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2008-07-18
Slow starter
Reviewed By: A. (St.Johns, AZ)
These carrots are slow to start (says that on the package), and requires constant moisture in the soil to germinate. But if your soil is moist/watered very often, ever seed tends to germinate, so becareful how you plant! They do take a long while, and are usually smallish in comparison to grocery store carrots... but the flavor is sweet, and the carrots almost never make it to the refrigerator in my house! No yucky tasting thick skin.. no super spicy off flavors at the top or taper.. just sweet, crisp carrot with just a little bit of spicy. Almost like a larger version of a baby carrot. If you're looking for quality over quanity, go with this type.


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2007-06-20
GREAT!
Reviewed By: Bob (PV, CA)
Great Delicious grew sort of slowly but worth the wait


Tendersweet Carrot - Pkt
  • 14335
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get approx. 1,500 seeds.
  • $2.99
Tendersweet Carrot - Seed Tape (15')
  • 16661
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get 1 seed tape.
  • $5.99
Tendersweet Carrot - 1/2 oz.
  • 14336
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get 1/2 oz.
  • $5.99
Tendersweet Carrot - 2 oz.
  • 14337
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get 2 oz.
  • $12.99


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