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PlantFiles: Carrot
Daucus carota 'Atomic Red'

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

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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:


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

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Pitcom On Jun 13, 2014, Pitcom from Avondale, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Not a bad carrot, not a great carrot either. I've grown this variety several times and they have always come up on the slender side. I grow carrots for mainly juicing or roasting and this one is better as a roaster for me. It has a very distinct spicy flavor when raw and overpowers fresh vegetable juices. I have removed this carrot from my rotation as I much more enjoy Dragon and Cosmic Purple for my other colored carrots.

Positive jessums On Nov 11, 2009, jessums from Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Good grower, taste was not exceptional for garden grown carrot. Color was interesting.

Positive rebecca101 On Oct 9, 2006, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

More of a dark orange--purple-rose color than red. Skin is darker, interior fades to light orange. Very pretty carrot and I liked the flavor too. Mildly spicy when raw, but especially good cooked, when it develops a nice sweetness. Retains deep color when cooked too. 4-6" slightly tapered roots, 74 days.


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

Menifee, California
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Aston, Pennsylvania
Avondale, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sunbury, Pennsylvania
Madison, Wisconsin

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