Carrot Seeds - Juan Obtuse Du Doubs
- Seed Count: 100 Seeds
- Maturity Date: Approximately 70-80 days from planting
- Variety: Jaune Obtuse du Doubs Carrot
- Growth Habit: Upright, root vegetable
- Root Characteristics: Long, cylindrical, blunt-ended, bright yellow
- Flavor Profile: Sweet and crisp
- Optimal Growing Conditions: Full sun, well-drained sandy soil
- Planting Depth: 1/4 to 1/2 inch
History: The Jaune Obtuse du Doubs Carrot is a heritage variety originating from the Doubs region in France. This variety is steeped in history, dating back to the 19th century, and is known for its unique bright yellow color. It was traditionally grown in the fertile valleys of France and has been preserved due to its exceptional taste and nutritional value. This carrot variety represents a significant part of European culinary history, often featured in traditional French dishes.
Uses: The Jaune Obtuse du Doubs is celebrated for its sweet and crisp taste, making it a popular choice for both raw and cooked dishes. This carrot can be enjoyed fresh in salads, adding a vibrant splash of color and a burst of flavor. It is also excellent for cooking, maintaining its texture and sweetness in stews, soups, and roasted vegetable medleys. Its unique color makes it an attractive garnish or a visually appealing addition to vegetable platters.
Growth Habit & Planting Instructions: To cultivate Jaune Obtuse du Doubs Carrots, sow seeds directly into the garden in early spring. They prefer a sunny location with well-drained, sandy soil. Plant the seeds 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep, spacing them about 2-3 inches apart, with rows spaced 12-18 inches apart. Carrots need consistent moisture, especially during germination and early growth. As the carrots develop, thin them to prevent overcrowding and allow for optimal root growth. These carrots are generally resilient and can tolerate a range of growing conditions, making them suitable for various garden environments.