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Product ID Seed1550

Carrot , Longue Rouge de Saint Valery

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Daucas carota v. sativus, Tasty - Aka: Long Red Surrey (Chertsey), (Carotte Saint Valery) Rare French (circa 1801) The Vilmorins of France mention this variety in 1885, & said it had been grown a “long time” then. A Nice straight - very uniform, handsome variety with bright-red roots, smooth 10 - 12 inches long & Sweet and tender. This was originally released in the UK as an improved version of the 'Long Red' Carrot, a variety in use in the 1600s. One of the tastiest varieties & it has a distinctive orange / red core, Rare & Important to Chertsey, Surrey at some time in its long lost past, (hence the English name), Seed Count Approx - 400 avg

 SOWING - Sow thinly May – late Aug direct into rows of finely raked, warm, weed-free soil at a depth of 13mm in rows about 30cm apart. Carefully thin seedlings as they grow by pulling and eating. Grows best in a sunny position in soil which has not recently been manured,

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