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PlantFiles: Carrot
Daucus carota 'St Valery'

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Daucus (DO-kus) (Info)
Species: carota (kar-OH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: St Valery

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Pitcom On Mar 25, 2011, Pitcom from Avondale, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

These carrots are absolutely fantastic. They are now a staple in my garden. Excellent growth an uniformity. I grow these 2" apart in rows 2" apart in raised beds and the carrots still grow to a large thick size.
Perfect for fresh eating and juicing.

Neutral melody On Jan 29, 2006, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

I have not grown this variety, information only.

Introduced into the US in 1885. This carrot makes 8" to 10" roots that store well, are sweet and fine grained.

"The best and most handsome main crop carrot,,,Enormously productive. Very desirable for private gardens as well as for markets"

This was quoted in 1924 by James Vick & Sons Company of Rochester, NY.

Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 15, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Seeds of Change offers this description: "French heirloom with sweet, tender flesh. We found this carrot to have the highest amount of free arginine, a protein building amino acid, among 12 varieties tested. "


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Albertville, Minnesota
Aston, Pennsylvania
Houston, Texas

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