Those who like to work on the land acquire a summer cottage and dream of feeding the whole family with delicious vegetables and fruits right from the garden. It's nice to see children and grandchildren feasting on sweet berries or crispy carrots from their garden. But, as far as carrots are concerned, it is not always possible to get the expected result.
It is often impossible to get a child to eat a healthy root vegetable like carrots. And all due to the fact that, according to the children, it is not sweet or tasty. Fortunately, there are specially bred sweet hybrids and varieties of carrots that are designed specifically for feeding babies. These are the varieties that need to be planted in their summer cottage. They contain a large amount of carotene and sugar. These carrots are very healthy and tasty.
Which variety to choose for planting is up to you. There are many sweet varieties of carrots, but each has its own nuances: different sowing and ripening times, disease resistance, storage capacity, and more.
"Amsterdam" or Children's sweet belongs to the mid-early varieties. It takes about four months from planting to harvest. Root crops are quite large - up to 20 centimeters in length and up to 200 grams in weight. They are brightly colored with orange tints and resemble the shape of a long cylinder with a blunt end. This valuable and nutritious vegetable tastes very sweet, sugary and crunchy. It is rich in provitamin A, gives a large yield and has a long shelf life.
"Berlikum" or Children's Joy is a medium-ripening variety. The fruits are ready to eat in about three and a half to four months. Root crops grow in length - more than 20 centimeters, by weight - about 150 grams. The taste is juicy and sweet, the color is bright red or orange, it contains a large amount of carotene, it is well stored.
Berlikum / Nantes or Baby F1 is a medium-ripening variety that takes about five months to fully ripen. The bright orange fruit has a thin and smooth skin. The core is small, poorly expressed. Average size of root crops: weight - about 170 grams, length - about 20 centimeters. Taste indicators are excellent - juiciness and sweetness at a high level, high carotene content. This hybrid always gives bountiful yields and can be stored for a long time.
"Shantane" or Krasa Maiden is a mid-early hybrid variety that needs 3-3.5 months before the roots are fully ripe. The shape of the carrot is like a blunt-pointed cone of a pronounced orange color. Average indicators; diameter - almost 5 centimeters, length - 15 centimeters, weight - just over 100 grams. Root crops have excellent taste - unique sweetness and juiciness.
It is a mid-season hybrid variety with high yields and a delicate taste of root pulp. The high sugar and carotene content gives a pleasant sweetness and juiciness. The shape of the root crops is similar to an elongated cylinder, has a large mass - almost 200 grams. Red-orange fruits can be stored for a long time.
"Berlikum / Nantes" or Nastena is a mid-season variety, the fruits of which are ready for consumption in about 2.5-4 months. Average indicators of fruits: weight - from 100 to 180 grams, length - about 15 centimeters. It retains excellent taste (sweetness and juiciness) even during long-term storage. Smooth and smooth roots have a bright orange cylindrical shape. The content of provitamin A is high.
This is a late-ripening hybrid variety, the roots of which have the shape of an elongated cone. The average fruit weight is 100 grams. The flesh of the carrot is very juicy and crunchy, with a thin heart. The fruits are red-orange in color. This hybrid brings consistently large yields and is subject to long-term storage while preserving bright flavor indicators.
"Nantes" or Favorite is an early ripening variety that contains a lot of sugar and several types of vitamins. The culture gives abundant harvests, unique in their taste. The carrots are sweet and crispy with cylindrical fruits. Average indicators: weight - a little over 150 grams, length - about 15 centimeters. The roots are orange in color and have a juicy and tender flesh. The fruits are suitable for long-term storage, do not crack.
"Berlikum" or Emperor is an early ripening variety, the fruits of which ripen in about three months. Quite long roots (about 30 centimeters) are cylindrical with a sharp end. The weight of one fruit is no more than 100 grams. Orange fruits are sweet and dense in taste, juiciness and aroma. It retains its taste characteristics even after long-term storage.
This is a mid-season carrot. Smooth orange fruits reach a length of twenty centimeters. They have a cylindrical shape with a blunt end. Excellent taste - a large amount of sugar, tender pulp, juiciness. This variety gives abundant yields and is intended for long-term storage.
"Flakke" or Dobrynya is a mid-season variety, the fruits of which ripen about three months after germination. The bright orange roots are cone-shaped with a pointed end. The weight of one fruit can be from 100 to 200 grams. Each root vegetable has excellent taste - sweetness, crunch and juiciness. Can be stored for a long time.
"Flakke" or Monastyrskaya is a late-ripening variety, the full ripening of the fruits of which occurs in four and a half to five months. The orange fruits are in the shape of an elongated cone and have a slightly elongated thin tip. Average indicators of fruits: diameter - up to 5 centimeters, weight - from 150 to 200 twenty grams, length - more than 25 centimeters. The variety gives good yields and is intended for long-term storage.
This is the most unpretentious variety. Its juicy fruits with smooth and even skin are ideal for use in baby food. The juice of these root vegetables is sweet and pleasant to the taste, and the pulp is very tender. Root crops do not crack when ripe and are able to withstand long-term storage.
"Flakke" or Karotan is a late-ripening variety that needs a little less than five months from the moment of germination to fully ripen. The popularity of this variety is that it is used for the preparation of baby food, and also for the ability to store root crops not only fresh, but also dry and frozen. Average indicators of fruits: weight - about 200 grams, length - more than 25 centimeters, diameter - about 5 centimeters.
It is a late-ripening hybrid variety that produces rich yields even on heavy clay soils. Ripe fruits do not crack or break, they have excellent taste characteristics. With a reddish hue, the fruits of the carrots are sweet and crunchy in taste. The variety is ideal for long-term storage.
This variety belongs to the mid-early varieties of carrots. Its important advantage among other varieties is disease resistance. The sweet, bright orange roots are cylindrical and attractive in appearance. The average weight of one fruit is 120 grams, length is about 20 centimeters. A variety high in sugar and carotene.
This article lists the best varieties of carrots that can be bought at the moment according to the author, depending on the necessary needs of vegetable growers. These are the best varieties of carrots for long-term storage, the sweetest varieties, the largest, for growing in the open field, early ripening, for various regions: the Urals, Siberia, the Moscow region, the middle zone.
Carrots are grown on an industrial scale; this root crop is also planted in summer cottages. But how to choose the right varieties of carrots for your garden, what should be the selection criteria - the best varieties of this root crop for storage and various regions of Russia, as well as much more will be discussed in this article.
Unfortunately, you cannot find the best ones for all needs, but there are varieties that are most suitable and productive under certain conditions. Let us analyze in this article which variety of carrots is the best for you and the region where it will be grown.
A mid-season carrot variety with elongated cylindrical roots. The root vegetable has a rich orange color. The core is darker than the shell. It is widely used for making fresh varieties and baby purees.
Matures for 110 days. It is sown at the end of April to a depth of 15 mm. The variety can withstand frosts down to -4 ° C. Carrots can be sown before winter. Winter crops are sown after a steady drop in temperature to + 5 ° C. This is usually October - early November. Seeds are sealed to a depth of 1 cm and mulching must be carried out.
The dimensions of this variety are: length 10-15 cm, weight 90-130 g.
The variety contains 19 mg of carotene per 100 g of dry matter and 8.5% saccharides. Its pleasant taste is enjoyed by both children and adults.
Carrots ripen in 100 days. The fruits are bright orange. The mass of roots is 120 g with a length of 20 cm. Such a small diameter of carrots is very suitable for those who like to eat carrots right from the garden. Yes, most often they are children.
The variety is sown from the end of April at a soil temperature of + 6 °. In general, carrots for this variety are the same as for others. Thinning the plantings in two steps, finally leaving a distance between the roots of 6 cm.
Watering is carried out evenly, taking into account the characteristics of the region, during the entire growing period. Optimal watering time: evening. Water consumption:
On dry and hot days, watering starts from 3 l / m², after a couple of days the amount of water is increased to 7 l / m². Pour water gradually so that the soil is saturated with moisture. If you pour a lot of water into dry soil at once, the carrots will crack and become unusable for long-term storage.
A mid-season variety that can be harvested 105 days after sowing. Fruits are long, 18 cm. The same diameter along the entire length. Contains a large amount of carotene, is used in dietary and baby food. Suitable for long-term storage.
Prefers well-lit areas. In the shade, it loses its taste and reduces yield.
A mid-season variety with beautiful even root crops up to 20 cm long. Fruit weight 100 g. The color is bright orange, the core is almost invisible. Planted in April-May, the harvest is harvested in August-September.
For the convenience of consumers, the manufacturer today offers seeds of this variety on tape and in gel pills.
The tape with seeds is placed “on the edge” in grooves 15-20 mm deep. The grooves must first be watered. After the tape is covered with peat or sawdust and periodically watered. When planting carrots on a tape, there is no need to thin out the planting.
New planting method: seeds in gel pills.
The seeds in such dragee do not need watering for the first time (2 weeks) after planting. But they are planted in the same way as ordinary seeds.
Probably the best carrot variety with one slight drawback: late maturity. It takes 4 months to ripen. Grows best on light loams.
The variety is excellently stored in winter, including in the ground, frost-resistant. You can sow before winter.
Root crops are conical, large, weighing 100 g. They contain an increased amount of saccharides and provitamin A. Recommended for baby food and fresh juices. It can be used for these purposes even in winter.
In stores, alas, such carrots are rare. And most often it tastes bitter due to the abundance of chemicals in it. It is dangerous to feed these carrots even to animals.
Early ripe carrots are very juicy, but almost all of them are unsweetened.
It's hard to imagine a child's diet without such a healthy and vitamin-rich vegetable like carrots. It is useful because of the high content of carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body, also contains vitamins B, C, D, E and various minerals and trace elements.
A variety of carrots for baby food should be rich in high carotene content, sweet and juicy enough.
The best varieties of carrots for baby food:
Carotel - early ripening variety with a high carotene content. The pulp is orange-red, juicy. The root crop is smooth, smooth with a blunt end. The taste is high. The yield is large.
Vita Longa - a late-ripening juicy variety of the Flacco type. The color is deep orange. The root crop is conical, the end is blunt. Contains a large amount of carbohydrates and carotene. It is well stored for a long time, the variety does not crack and is suitable for mechanical harvesting.
Chicago F1 - an early high-yielding hybrid of the Shantane type. The pulp is intensely orange in color, with a small center, very juicy and sweet. The root crop is even and uniform, without green "shoulders", a small attachment point with tops. Capable of being stored until April.
Sugar queen Is a mid-season variety of the Flacco type with a high yield. The pulp is orange, but sometimes it can be slightly pale orange, juicy, tender, sweet. The root crop is elongated, conical, smooth. Perfectly stored and transported.
Boltex - mid-season variety of the Shantane type. The pulp is dark orange, dense, juicy, sweet. The root crop is even, smooth, with a blunt end, may protrude slightly from the soil, the carotene content is high. Also suitable for canning and freezing.
Orange nutmeg - early ripening variety. The pulp is orange, tasty, sweet and juicy, with almost no center. The root crop is cylindrical. It is very convenient to collect in bundles. Suitable for long-term storage.
Karlena - late-ripening variety. The pulp is intensely orange in color, sweet, crispy, juicy. The root crop is long, cylindrical, smooth. It can be stored for a long time.
Nantes - an early variety of the Nantes type. The flesh is uniformly bright orange in color, crispy, juicy and very sweet. The root crop is uniform, cylindrical, with a blunt end. Has a good presentation.
Caramel - early variety. The pulp is orange, tasty, contains a large amount of sugars and carotene. The root crop is smooth, conical, of medium length. Possesses high keeping quality.
Perfection - late grade. The pulp is intensely orange, with a small center, sweet and juicy, rich in carotene. The root crop is cylindrical, long, with a rounded end. It can be stored for a long time.
Shantane Red Core - medium late grade. The pulp is rich orange in color, tasty, high in carotene and sugars. Root crops are conical, smooth and uniform, of medium length. Recyclable.
Dolyanka - late-ripening variety. The pulp is dark orange in color, tasty, without pith, high in sugars and carotene. The root crop is large, even, long, conical. A variety for universal use.
Lobericher - a variety of carrots with an unusual light orange or yellow flesh. It contains less carotene, but it is faster than the usual varieties in sweetness, and it also crunches. The only variety that can be consumed by babies prone to allergies.
Late varieties of carrots are stored better than other varieties, moreover, they are rich in carotene, they are most often used in baby food. Late varieties include varieties with a growing season of more than 120 days. The advantage of late varieties is their resistance to shooting, diseases and pests. Experienced gardeners are advised to pay attention to the following varieties and hybrids:
The variety "Karotan" is considered the most vitamin, it contains a large proportion of carotene, which is evident from the dark color of the pulp. Fruits are classic, elongated, juicy. The yield is above average, the roots are well preserved until spring.
The Polish variety "Dolyanka" is undemanding to care for, has good immunity and high resistance to carrot flies. The fruits are lined, rich in color, weighing just over 130 grams. In good conditions, the harvest is stored until next spring.
Everyone's favorite variety "Red Giant" is distinguished by beautiful large fruits, which take about 150 days to ripen. The pulp is rich in carotene. Root crops are suitable for processing and long-term storage.
The best varieties of carrots for the middle lane, which have a long shelf life
The climate of the middle lane is not stable, so for long-term storage it is better to choose proven varieties of carrots:
Shantane carrots are dark in color, rich in carotene. Root vegetables with rounded tips, small. The variety is grown mainly in a sunny area with fertile soil. The yield is high, but depends on the region of cultivation. In the middle lane, you can get from 5 to 9 kg per meter of planting. The variety is resistant to cracking, there are practically no ugly and forked fruits.
The Cardinal variety is prized for its high sugar content. Fruits are conical in shape, medium in size, dark orange. Carrots ripen for more than 140 days, suitable for long-term storage, processing and baby food. The variety "Cardinal" is grown mainly on loose soil. The yield is good.
The most productive variety for the middle lane is considered the “Queen of Autumn” variety. Up to 9 kg of root crops can be harvested from one square meter. Carrots are aligned, elongated, bright in color. The "Queen of Autumn" is grown on well-fertilized soil.
Carrots with a short ripening period are chosen for eating. Such varieties are not suitable for long-term storage; as a rule, they have low yield indicators (compared to late-ripening ones) and insufficiently high taste qualities (compared to mid-season carrot varieties). We invite you to get acquainted with atypically productive and tasty early varieties of carrots.
Carrots "Amsterdam". © good-harvest
The most delicious and aromatic, grown in all climatic zones. Carrots "Amsterdam" - medium size, color - bright orange. The fruit is about 17 cm long and weighs 50-120 grams. It has the shape of a cylinder, a rounded end and a narrow orange center. This is one of the few early ripe carrot varieties, the pulp of which is juicy, tender and sweet.
With proper care and favorable weather, the yield can reach six kilograms per 1 sq. m, ripening period 70-90 days. To obtain a good yield, the seeds are sown thicker than usual. The variety is resistant to "blooming" and fruit cracking even with excessive soil moisture.
For growth, you need a light, fertile soil with a plowed layer of great depth. The plant requires regular watering, especially during the growth of root crops, and careful loosening of the soil. The emerging seedlings are thinned out and fed after three weeks. For feeding carrots, only mineral fertilizers are used.
Carrots "Amsterdam" are good in their natural form, when making juices, salads, children adore it, it is used in dietary nutrition. It retains its taste during heat treatment.
A distinctive feature of this variety is its trade appearance, sufficient availability of useful components, pleasant taste and juiciness. The body of the carrot is smooth, smooth, dark orange in color with a reddish tint, cylindrical in shape with a blunt end. Reaches up to 21 cm in length, weight 85-200 grams. The core is small, the same color as the flesh.
It is sown in spring or autumn (winter sowing). The growing season is 70-80 days. Spring planting dates vary by region. You can sow when the soil temperature warms up to + 10 ° C. Productivity reaches up to 6 kg / 1m².
The soil is preferable loamy or sandy, soft, loose. Soak the seeds in water for a day before sowing. The open field sowing site should be well lit by the sun. After sowing the seeds, the beds are watered with warm water and mulched with a thin layer of straw or compost. After thinning, the distance between shoots should be 5 cm, the rows are placed at a distance of 20 cm.
To obtain juicy and sweet carrots, the "Tushon" variety is grown at an air temperature of at least + 20 ° C, at low night temperatures in spring, the plants should be protected with a canopy made of film.
Tushon carrots are consumed fresh and used to prepare various dishes. Suitable for baby food due to its good taste and high carotene content (11.9%).
High-yielding variety. The root crop is small, only about 5 cm long, round in shape. Fast ripening, maturing period less than 72 days. The yield is quite high, has an excellent taste, and is immune to common diseases. The lack of sprinkling and "color" make this variety attractive to most gardeners.
Observing the rules of caring for the plant, they harvest up to 8 kg from 1 sq. m. Stored for a long time, compared to other varieties of early carrots.
Carrots "Parisian Carotel", with juicy tender pulp, are perfect for making juice and eating raw, as well as for dietary nutrition.
A relatively new, delicate variety of bright orange carrots, the fruits of which, when ripe, take the shape of a cylinder with a slight narrowing at the bottom. It grows up to 16 cm long, weighing 120-160 g. There is practically no core inside the root crop.
The ripening period is surprisingly short, only 55-70 days. Seeds are sown in open ground in April-May in grooves one centimeter deep. The gaps between the rows are kept 20 cm. Thinning the seedlings, leave five centimeters between the plants.
High-quality care allows you to get a high yield - up to 6.5 kg per square meter. Stores well, suitable for collection in bunches.
The excellent taste, juiciness and sweetness of Muscat Orange carrots make them ideal for feeding children, making juices and purees.
One of the most attractive early-ripening carrots with an unusual bright purple skin. The core of this carrot is orange.
Unusual coloration does not require any special growing conditions. Seeds are sown in the ground in early spring. It is necessary to ensure that the ground does not dry out, but also not too wet. Stagnant water is unacceptable. In the process of carrot growth, the soil is loosened, fertilized, weeds are removed and the seedlings are thinned out.
The root vegetable has a sweet taste, contains a large amount of vitamins A and beta-carotene. Carrots "Dragon" are recommended by nutritionists for use to strengthen immunity, normalize blood pressure and improve blood composition, maintain heart function and improve appearance.
It is better to eat fresh. When cooked, carrots lose their exotic purple color and some of the nutrients.
Juicy, crunchy carrots are one of the few vegetables that both adults and children enjoy eating. Bright orange root vegetables are used to prepare soups, broths, salads, preparations for the winter, as well as light and healthy desserts.
Carrots do not require special growing conditions. The culture is unpretentious, undemanding to heat and grows on almost any soil. What varieties of carrots are the sweetest and most fruitful - we will tell in the article.
The sweetness of the root vegetable depends on the variety chosen. Breeders have developed varieties and hybrids with a high sugar content. They even have names that say: Lakomka, Rafinad, Karamelka.
Another factor that influences the sweetness of root crops is the acidity of the soil. Despite the fact that carrots grow well in both slightly acidic and slightly alkaline soils, pH above 6.5-7 units negatively affects the absorption of nutrients by plants and the taste of root crops.
Sweet crunchy carrots are a real treat that kids love. It is not only tasty, but also healthy. Root crops contain vitamins, fiber, as well as macro- and microelements necessary for the full functioning of the body.
What is the sweetest and most fruitful carrot? Here is a description of several popular varieties and hybrids.
Medium late grade. From the moment of germination to the onset of technical ripeness, 110-120 days pass. The shape of the root crops is cylindrical, with a blunt tip. The average weight of fruits is 100-140 g.
A distinctive feature is the high content of sugary substances in the pulp (up to 8.6%) and carotene (up to 16.5 mg / 100 g). This carrot is resistant to cracking and blooming.
Slastena is suitable for winter laying, fresh and frozen. Delicious in preparations and pickles.
Mid-season and high-yielding carrots... The weight of root crops reaches 150 g. Fruits are cylindrical, blunt-pointed. The pulp is juicy and sweet, with a rich taste.
The advantages of the variety are resistance to cracking, flowering, good keeping quality. Judging by the reviews, sweet crunch carrots make a delicious juice.
Popular mid-season carrots. It ripens in 80-100 days. Undemanding to growing conditions, it is successfully cultivated in the Moscow region, and in the Urals, and in Siberia.
During storage, Nantes is not very susceptible to rot damage, retains its juiciness and hardness for long winter months.
A late-ripening French variety. Yield indicators - from 5 to 12 kg / m². Root crops are large, even, weighing up to 130 g. The pulp is orange, juicy. Grows well in slightly acidic light soils. Keeps fresh for a long time without loss of taste.
An early ripe hybrid. Root crops are medium in size, cylindrical in shape with a blunt top. The pulp is orange in color, juicy, high taste.
The advantage of the Bolero F1 hybrid is immunity to temperature extremes, resistance to Alternaria, powdery mildew, root rot.
This is the latest of the sweet hybrids. The ripening period of root crops is 130 days or more. Fruits are conical in shape with a wide base. The pulp is sweet and juicy. Root crops grow up to 220 g.
From 1 m² collect from 4 to 6 kg of root crops. Suitable for processing and winter storage.
The obvious advantage of early varieties is the ability to enjoy sweet carrots in June. But they also have common disadvantages: short shelf life and less sweet taste than mid-season and late varieties.
Root crops in early varieties are medium-sized, the yield is also inferior to mid- and late-ripening ones.
Interesting fact. Holtville, California, the world's carrot capital, hosts a carrot festival every year. At the festival, they choose the carrot queen, use orange fruits instead of sports equipment and prepare delicious carrot cakes.
Ripens in 90-100 days. Roots are bright orange in color. The shape of the fruit is conical, with a pointed tip. The average length is 12-13 cm. The pulp is juicy, tender and sweet, with a high content of carotene.
The crop is harvested 80-85 days after germination. Fruits are cylindrical, large, up to 16 cm long. Weight - up to 150 g. The core is thin. The average yield is 4-5 kg per m².
Ripens in 80-90 days. The taste is delicate and sweet. Root crops are orange, cylindrical, blunt-pointed. The core is thin. The fruits grow up to 11 cm long, weighing on average 150 g. The advantage of the hybrid is resistance to carrot fly damage.
Juicy crispy carrots are eaten with pleasure by children. This is not only tasty, but extremely healthy delicacy. Here is a description of the varieties that kids especially like.
Medium early variety. The flesh is beautiful, bright orange in color. Differs in a high content of carotene (up to 15 mg per 100 g) and sugary substances (up to 8%). Root crops are cylindrical, blunt-pointed, up to 20 cm long. The pulp is juicy, tender and sweet.
The variety is recommended for fresh consumption, juices and purees. Differs in high keeping quality. Disease resistance is average.
Medium late carrots... Root crops of medium length, conical, blunt-pointed. The color of the skin and pulp is orange. Differs in excellent taste. It is good both fresh and in blanks. Suitable for freezing. Keeping quality is high. The variety is resistant to cracking and blooming.
One of the best varieties of carrots, both in appearance and in taste. Root crops are long, straight, cylindrical in shape... The color is orange-red, the core is small.
Honey carrots are recommended for baby and diet food. A distinctive feature is resistance to bacterial and black rot, powdery mildew. The best yield indicators are on sandy loam and loamy soils.
Late ripening carrots. It ripens in an average of 120 days. Root crops are conical, large (up to 20 cm in length and 2.5 cm in diameter). The pulp is firm, juicy and sweet. Differs in a high content of carotene.
The Sweet Tooth carrot variety is characterized by excellent keeping quality. Used to prepare baby food.
During growth and storage, carrot pulp often becomes bitter. Main reasons:
When choosing a carrot variety, be guided by the goals of growing the root crop. If you want to delight homemade crispy fruits in early summer, choose early-maturing sweet varieties and hybrids. If your goal is to stock up on vitamin roots for the long winter months, get seeds of mid-season and late varieties. They contain the maximum amount of carotene and sugars.