Daucus carota 'Parmex'
Daucus carota Carrot 'Parmex' produces rounded, bite-sized Carrot s with a smooth, bright orange skin. Daucus carota Carrot 'Parmex' is early maturing, producing uniform crops of deliciously tender Carrot s that make a tasty, nutritious addition to lunchboxes. These compact Carrots are ideal for growing in containers and window-boxes. The short roots also cope well with clay soils where other Carrot s struggle. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").
RHS Garden Explorers Children's Seeds
|Awards||RHS Award of Garden Merit|
|Botanical name||Daucus carota|
|Common name||Carrot 'Parmex'|
|Plant type||Vegetable Seeds|
|Season of interest||Summer, Autumn|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Sow March to June. Sow seeds thinly, 1cm (½in) deep in drills 15cm (6in) apart. Thin seedlings when large enough to handle to 5cm (2in) apart to reduce risk from carrot root fly. Can also be sown under cloches in January/February tor earlier cropping.Water well to encourage germination. Once germinated, carrots should be watered only when necessary to keep the soil moist as excessive water may encourage leaf growth instead of roots. During growth, the carrot roots may be earthed up to prevent green crowns developing. Cover later carrot sowings with fleece or fine netting, and remove all thinnings from the site to minimise carrot fly infestation. Carrots can be harvested from July to December depending on their sowing date. Early varieties may be lifted when required from 9 weeks onwards, while maincrops can be harvested after 11 weeks from their sowing date. Pull a single carrot first to assess the size of the roots. If the soil is dry, lifting carrots can be made easier by watering beforehand. Roots can be stored in a cool, dry place for up to 4 months.|