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1 Carrot out of the garden today...November 9 on Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:13 pm

Cathyjk

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Well finally took the last of the garden out today... here is one of many 'big' carrots... also took out a whole bed of spinach (managed 4 plantings this year)

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Now THAT'S a carrot!!

I still have some left in the ground, but it's going to be about -19 for a few days so I am not sure that they will be ok after that...

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Do you remember the variety name of that monster!!! affraid

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I'd be tempted to keep it by the door and use it as a club!

That's quite a carrot!

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Cathyjk

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I can go and find the name of the seeds.. these were the winter storing carrots, we also had summer eating carrots (not so hot for storage).

HA! A club.. and yes, that would work (made me giggle)

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Well for goodness sakes! That is one huge honkin' carrot. Eat that sucker, it would feed ya for a month of meals, smiling that big smile. I would like to know if the carrots that got this big were woody, or how did they taste anyways....that is just amazing, I would like to know the variety name too. Have a beautiful day, CynthiaM.

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Amazing!!
I would like to know too Wink

yardbirds23

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Shocked With carrots THAT BIG....you'd only need to plant a dozen or two...

Cathyjk

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The carrots are Napoli

From Vesey's website:

"Extra early hybrid. Bright 7-8 inch, slightly tapered roots have excellent sweet flavour, and dark green tops. Fantastic as an early bunching carrot. Napoli keeps well in the fall and becomes very sweet when harvested late."

Haven't eaten this carrot yet, but have had other big ones from the garden the past few days and none have been woody.. nice sweet carrots.

bcboy

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Cathyjk wrote:The carrots are Napoli

From Vesey's website:

"Extra early hybrid. Bright 7-8 inch, slightly tapered roots have excellent sweet flavour, and dark green tops. Fantastic as an early bunching carrot. Napoli keeps well in the fall and becomes very sweet when harvested late."

Haven't eaten this carrot yet, but  have had other big ones from the garden the past few days and none have been woody.. nice sweet carrots.

Thanks!!!
Have you ever had a carrot go to seed in your garden? Try leaving one over winter and see if it will turn to seed?

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IzzyD

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The best corn I ever had was seed I bought from Vesseys, when eating it raw your lips are sticky cause its so sweet.
Thanks for sharing, I'm going to try them next year. I always love trying something new

12 Re: Carrot out of the garden today...November 9 on Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:06 pm

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WOW, I'm buying some of that carrot seed. I've never seen such a big carrot. That's just incredible. Bet if you had entered it in a fair

you would have won 1st prize, hands down. cheers cheers

Cathyjk

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bcboy wrote:
Cathyjk wrote:The carrots are Napoli

From Vesey's website:



Thanks!!!
Have you ever had a carrot go to seed in your garden? Try leaving one over winter and see if it will turn to seed?

No never have left carrots in to see if they go to seed, but I bet it would be interesting experiment.

14 Re: Carrot out of the garden today...November 9 on Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:03 pm

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We did a trial row of Napoli this year, they were one of our highest yielding carrots, we are waiting to see how well they store. The taste was okay, but not nearly as sweet as our main carrot variety, Nelson. We also grew another new variety for late storage. It is a Bolero hybrid called Naval, Bolero being an incredible storage variety, right up until the following July with little shrink. However, Bolero has an "off" flavour which has prevented it from being very popular as a commercial variety. We are hoping that Naval has the storage abilities of Bolero with better taste.

Many carrot varieties will get that size if you give them enough space and plenty of water. This year was a great year for carrots, lots of moisture in September which is when carrots bulk up and require lots of moisture.

Mads

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Mads, would love to hear how the variety Naval performs for you...have a wonderful day, CynthiaM.

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