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Carrot 'Atomic Red'    

Daucus carota subsp. sativus

  • 53 plantings
  • 10 available for swap
  • 12 wanted
  • 62 stashed

Atomic Red is part of the Daucus genus and is a Carrot variety. Its scientific name is Daucus carota subsp. sativus 'Atomic Red'. Atomic Red is generally thought of as a heirloom open-polliated variety. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Jasper and   Rose madder. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Grade 1 Paint Green colour.

From Urban Harvest:
“Atomic red carrot has a coral-red colour which deepens when cooked are quite long – about 23 cm (9 inches).” Imperator-type.

This variety is high in lycopene.

Atomic Red grows as an Annual/Perennial and is a Vegetable. Being an annual / perennial, it tends to grow either as a single season plant, or a plant that can stay in your garden for many years. Atomic Red is known for growing to a height of approximately 15.0 cm (5.85 inches).

Afghanistan is believed to be where Atomic Red originates from.

Typically, Atomic Red Carrot is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

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

How to grow Atomic Red

  • Full Sun

  • High

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Atomic Red is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Atomic Red requires a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 6.0 - 6.8 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Atomic Red from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.39 inches (1.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.23 inches (0.6 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Atomic Red

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

Harvesting Atomic Red

8-10" long.