Carrot Seeds - Atomic Red
- Seed Count: 300 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 60-70 days from planting
- Plant Type: Root vegetable with a taproot system
- Root Characteristics: Bright red color, crisp texture, around 6-8 inches in length
- Ideal Growing Conditions: Full sun, prefers well-drained, loose soil
- Sowing Depth and Spacing: Plant seeds 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep, spaced 2-3 inches apart
- Optimal Soil pH: 6.0 to 6.8
- Culinary Uses: Ideal for fresh eating, salads, cooking, and juicing
History: Atomic Red Carrots are a unique variety known for their eye-catching red color, which is rich in lycopene, an antioxidant. This variety is a relatively recent addition to the carrot family, gaining popularity for both its health benefits and vibrant color.
Uses: The striking red color of Atomic Red Carrots makes them a visually appealing addition to a variety of dishes. They are nutritionally rich and have a sweet, slightly earthy flavor, making them perfect for raw consumption, as well as in cooked dishes and juices.
Growth Habit and Planting Instructions: Atomic Red Carrots grow best when sown directly into the garden in well-drained, loose soil. They should be planted in full sun and require consistent moisture for optimal growth. Thin seedlings to prevent overcrowding and allow sufficient space for root development. Regular watering and weeding are essential for healthy growth.