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Carrot 'Prodigy'

Daucus carota subsp. sativus

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'Prodigy' is a Carrot variety in the Daucus genus with a scientific name of Daucus carota subsp. sativus. Prodigy grows as a Biennial and is a Vegetable. Being a Biennial, it tends to grow best over the course of two years. Prodigy is known for growing to a height of approximately 15.0 cm (5.85 inches).

Afghanistan is believed to be where Prodigy originates from.

Prodigy Carrot is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Prodigy have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Prodigy

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Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Prodigy is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Prodigy are Zone 3 and Zone 11. Ideally plant in loamy and sandy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.0 and 6.5 as Prodigy likes to be in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Prodigy from seed

Sow 0.23 inches (0.6 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 0.39 inches (1.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Prodigy about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Prodigy

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Prodigy is a very hardy plant.

Harvesting Prodigy