A popular and reliable variety producing splendid, long roots up to 30cm (12") long, with a deep rich red colour inside. Carrot 'Autumn King 2' is best harvested as a maincrop in september/October. These magnificent roots do particularly well in heavyweight classes at local shows. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").
Up to 30cm (11.8in)
Up to 15cm (5.9in)
Easy for all
Easy for all
1 packet (1500 carrot seeds) (TT00344)
Water well to encourage germination. Once germinated, carrots should be watered only when necessary to keep the soil moist as excessive water may encourage leaf growth instead of roots. During growth, the carrot roots may be earthed up to prevent green crowns developing.
Cover later carrot sowings with fleece or fine netting, and remove all thinnings from the site to minimise carrot fly infestation. Carrots can be harvested from July to December depending on their sowing date although roots are safer lifted and stored from October to avoid root damage by pests. Early varieties may be lifted when required from 9 weeks onwards, while maincrops can be harvested after 11 weeks from their sowing date. Pull a single carrot first to assess the size of the roots. If the soil is dry, lifting carrots can be made easier by watering beforehand. Roots can be stored in a cool, dry place, in boxes of barely moist sand or compost, for up to 4 months.
Direct sow seeds outdoors from April to June. Grow Carrots in a weed free, sunny position in fertile, light, well drained soil. Carrots dislike freshly manured soils so seed beds are best prepared in autumn, well in advance of spring sowings.
Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (1/2") in drills 30cm (12") apart. Germination will take 10 to 20 days. When large enough to handle, thin out the seedlings within each row to 2 - 5cm (1 - 2in) apart. Where space is limited, growing carrots in containers will also produce a worthwhile crop.
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