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PlantFiles: Carrot
Daucus carota 'Oxheart'

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Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Daucus (DO-kus) (Info)
Species: carota (kar-OH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Oxheart
Additional cultivar information: (aka Guernade)

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Herbaceous

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

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

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral melody On Jan 28, 2006, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

I have not grown this variety, information only.

The introduction date for this carrot is 1884. They can grow to be over 1 pound and stores well. Seeds produce uniform true to type harvest.

Positive Farmerdill On May 29, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a very old cultivar. It was not new when listed in Burpees 1888 catalog.It is a short but large carrot, growing up to five inches long and 4 inches in diameter. It will grow on heavy soils where the long types just get crooked and misshapen. It was the standard carrot when I was a boy.

Regional...

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

Georgetown, Texas
Troy, Virginia



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