CARROT 'WESTERN RED'

CARROT 'WESTERN RED'

Daucus carota
Member $3.95
We are thrilled to be able to offer you seeds from the original strain of this reliable true blue Aussie carrot. The most popular variety for Australian market gardeners for decades due to its high yield and long tapering roots. We would like to pay tribute to the late Reg O'Connor from Natimuk (aka Reg the Veg) for donating these seeds to Diggers and allowing us to keep his superior selection in cultivation for our members. Reg and his wife Hazel were well known in Victoria's western district for their magnificent organic vegie garden. Hazel recommends Western Red as a sweet all-rounder which is excellent for juicing.
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SEEDS: S078

Growing Information

Sow direct in Spring - Autumn
Height To 25cm
Position in FULL SUN
500 Seeds Per Packet
HARDY BIENNIAL
Space at 10cm
Thirsty plant
80% Germination Rate

Growing Tips

Read the seed packet to find out how far apart to sow your seeds.

CARROT 'WESTERN RED'

Daucus carota
Member $3.95
We are thrilled to be able to offer you seeds from the original strain of this reliable true blue Aussie carrot. The most popular variety for Australian market gardeners for decades due to its high yield and long tapering roots. We would like to pay tribute to the late Reg O'Connor from Natimuk (aka Reg the Veg) for donating these seeds to Diggers and allowing us to keep his superior selection in cultivation for our members. Reg and his wife Hazel were well known in Victoria's western district for their magnificent organic vegie garden. Hazel recommends Western Red as a sweet all-rounder which is excellent for juicing.
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SEEDS: S078
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