Carrot Rapier F1
Strong against cracking, firm skin, good taste, excellent internal and external colour.
Sow in May to crop in September or June to crop in October, and can be lifted and stored through winter.
Typical Length: 18-22 cm
Typical Diameter: 3-4 cm.
Given the room, they can grow larger.
The Carrot Rapier F1 is strong against bolting and has strong healthy and dark leaves. It is also strong against Alternaria and Cavity Spot.
This variety is very similar to Gladius F1 but is very Heat tolerant and can make an excellent show carrot given the correct culture.
In order to get quality carrots for exhibition you must sow in raised beds filled with excellent quality John Innes No 2 soil.
Kuroda Nantes Type carrots grow well under cover where they are warmer.
The best growers often grow them along the edge of their leek beds under cover.
You can also use large 30-litre pots filled with John Innes No 2 In all cases you will have beautiful carrots for eating and showing.
Hints and Tips:
Protect or spray against Carrot Root Fly
200 seeds, usually more.