•American grown seeds
•Easy to grow
•USDA Zones: 3-12
These gorgeous, uniform, reddish carrots grow to about 8 inches in length. Unlike other red carrot, Atomic's color is through the core, making it a nice addition to other colored varieties. The color is attributed to the high amounts of lycopene found in this variety. A powerful antioxidant, the lycopene in Atomic Red becomes more bioavailable when cooked. Cooking can also enhance the striking color!
Prepare the soil 3 weeks before the last expected spring frost or when the soil temperature reaches 45°. These carrots appreciate deeply worked, loose soil. Build up a raised mound in the row about 8" wide, sow the seeds on it, and cover them with 1/4" loose soil. Keep the soil moist, but do not allow the soil above the seeds to become hard as this may prevent the seeds from germinating. In cooler climates, sow Little Finger carrots every 3-6 weeks for continuous crops. Warmer climates may be restricted to spring and fall crops since carrots cannot tolerate excess heat. When seedlings reach 2" high, gently thin them to 2-4" apart depending on the desired carrot size. The further the spacing, the larger they will grow. When the tops of the carrots emerge, cover them with soil to keep them tender.
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