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Carrot care instructions

Daucus carota subsp. sativus

All care instructions and information about Carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) have been provided by real gardeners.

Lifecycle Is Carrot annual or perennial?
Biennial
Growing Difficulty How hard is it to grow Carrot?
Easy 2/5
Growth Habit What shape or habit does Carrot grow into?
Erect
Hardiness How frost hardy is Carrot?
Very Hardy
Country of Origin Where did Carrot come from?
Afghanistan
Mature Height How tall does Carrot grow?
15.0 cm / 5.85 inches
Mature Spread How wide does Carrot grow?
2.5 cm / 0.98 inches
USDA Zone Range Which zones does Carrot grow best in?
Zone 3 to Zone 11
pH Range The level of acidity for Carrot.
6.0 - 6.5
Water Requirements How much water does Carrot require?
High
Nitrogen Requirements How much nitrogen fertilizer does Carrot need?
Medium
Soil What sort of soil should I plant Carrot in?
Loam / Sand
Sun How much sunlight does Carrot need to grow?
Full Sun / Partial Sun
Can Sow Direct? Can Carrot be sown directly?
Yes
Sowing Depth How deep to plant Carrot?
0.6 cm / 0.23 inches
Sowing Distance Apart How far apart to plant Carrot?
1.0 cm / 0.39 inches
Sowing Row Distance Apart How far apart to plant rows of Carrot?
5.0 cm / 1.95 inches
Ideal Germination Temperature Range What temperatures does Carrot need in order to germinate?
16°C / 61°F to Help build our wiki!
Growing Temperatures What temperatures are best to grow Carrot in?
16°C / 61°F to 18°C / 64°F
Planting Distance Apart How far apart to plant Carrot seedlings.
5.0 cm / 1.95 inches
Planting Row Distance Apart How far apart to plant rows of Carrot seedlings.
5.0 cm / 1.95 inches
Bloom Time When will Carrot bloom?
Mid Summer
Harvest Time When is Carrot ready for harvest?
Late Spring
Pruning Time When should I prune Carrot?
Late Spring