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Tonda di Parigi Carrot Seeds

Tonda di Parigi Carrot Seeds

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Small size, but big flavor! 'Tonda di Parigi', Italian for "Round of Paris", is deep orange, sweet and tender, and the round shape is a unique feature among carrots. Shallow roots mean you can grow it in a shallower bed or even in a container!

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Variety Info

Days to Maturity: 65 days

Family: Apiaceae

Type: Carrot (Learn more)

Native: Africa, Eurasia

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant biennial grown as an annual

Exposure: Full sun

Plant Dimensions: Roots are 1"–2" long at their peak.

Variety Info: Dark orange, round root, sweet and tender. 'Tonda di Parigi' is a French heirloom in a class of its own; it does not fall into any of the four primary carrot types (Chantenay, Nantes, Danvers, and imperator).

Attributes: Good for Containers, Good for Heavy Soil, Frost Tolerant

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 45°F, ideally 60°–85°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 10 to 12 weeks before your average first fall frost date. In very warm climates, carrots are grown primarily in fall, winter, and spring.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended; root disturbance stunts growth.

Days to Emerge: 10–25 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: 1"

Row Spacing: 6"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 2"

Growing Info

Harvesting: For best flavor and texture, harvest carrots any time before, and until they reach their optimal size. Peak harvest period lasts about 3 weeks, longer in the fall. Late summer-sown carrots are sweetened after having been kissed by light frost; however, harvest before soil freezes, which may destroy the crop. In USDA zone 5 or warmer, carrots can be left in the ground for storage provided they are heavily mulched; harvest as needed on days the ground is not frozen.