In 1885 the seed company Vilmorin Andrieux based in France, said that they already had been grown for a long time ! These rare delicious, sweet, tender, orange 10″ x 2″ carrots boast excellent storage capabilities and are a favorite among gardeners and a big hit at Farmers Markets everywhere.
Sow seeds 1/4″ deep, 1″ apart, 2-3 weeks before last spring frost when ground is workable. Seeds are slow to germinate as the ground is still warming up. Be sure to maintain moisture as it may take as long as 2- 3 weeks to germinate depending on ground temperatures. Thin to 2″ apart. Late season carrots will be sweeter with the onset of colder temperatures. Ground should be free of rocks and hard clay for preferred production. If your ground is rocky and hard use short carrots like our Paris Market.