Heirloom Carrot Varieties
You can browse the varieties here but you need to go to the webstore to order:
All varieties are 65+/- days from germination.
Growing Tip: Make sure your soil is very loose to avoid forked roots. A good sandy mix will always produce a better-looking carrot.
Scarlet Nantes- 1,000+ seeds
This heirloom variety was originally grown in the Loire Valley of western France and still bears the name of the city of Nantes. These carrots grow to 7” in length and are known for there tenderness and high moisture content (a good juicer!). I have found them to be far superior to the store-bought Imperator variety.
Atomic Red- 200+ seeds
This beautiful carrot grows 7-11” long and is ready for harvest in about 75 days. Very high in the anti-oxidant lycopene, which tends to be absorbed by the body at a much higher rate when the carrot is cooked.
Cosmic Purple- 200+ seeds
This tasty purple carrot grows 7-11” long and is ready for harvest in about 70 days. Has a purple skin with orange interior. Also very high in the anti-oxidant lycopene.
Blanche a Collet- 100+ seeds
This is an ancient
heirloom carrot variety first noted in 19th century French texts (also known as
the "White Belgian"). It has a sweet taste, both raw and cooked, and
grows to over 18" in length. Best when harvested at under 12". Develops
distinctive green shoulders as the roots develop.
Jaune du Doubs- French Heirloom- 200+ seeds
This yellow heirloom is one of the
oldest carrot varieties available anywhere in the world. Its history dates back
to the 14th century french cooking guides and was certainly a European staple
for at least 2,000 years. Quite rare.
St. Valery- Rare- 300+ seeds
This rare heirloom variety was originally grown in France. These
carrots grow to 12” in length and have a
beautiful red-orange color. St. Valery is known for its tenderness and sweet
Touchan- French Heirloom Variety- 200+ seeds
This is an old French heirloom carrot known for the fact that
it is nearly coreless. Grows into beautiful 5-10" cylindrical, sweet,
carrots. Stores very well. Plant a second crop in July and August for fall
harvest and winter storage.
Organic Rothild- 200+ seeds
This is another
ancient European variety known for its heavy yields and high carotene level. In
my opinion it is the best juice carrot available. Great color, stores well, and
grows well in clay soils.