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'Atomic Red' Carrots
 
Sub-Category: Main Season
 
Description: Main-season. Coral-red, 9-inch roots with medium-small tops. Cooking deepens color and improves texture and flavor.
Days To Maturity: 70
Seed Sources: BBBseed - updated in 2011

 
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Overall: (3.2 Stars)Overall
Taste: (3.0 Stars)Taste
Yield: (3.2 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (3.7 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 01/23/2015 by Debbie L - An experienced gardener

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Orange, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Nice color and flavor.
 

Reviewed on 01/13/2015 by CCE Rockland - An experienced gardener

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Rockland, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Sown May 1 but still germinated and grew well, taste was average, final harvest the beginning of November
 

Reviewed on 01/12/2015 by CCEOnondaga - An experienced gardener

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Onondaga, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Good germination in our late spring, smallish, thin roots that aren't particularly flavorful, but the youth at our garden loved the color.
 

Reviewed on 01/08/2015 by Wayne County CCE - An experienced gardener

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Wayne, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

This variety did not produce well. The flavor was not popular with our taste testers.
 

Reviewed on 11/21/2014 by volunteerschuyler - An experienced gardener

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Schuyler, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

these are pretty, but were not as productive as amarillo
 

Reviewed on 12/24/2008 by Kell - An experienced gardener

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Franklin, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Germination was was spotty, growth was spindly and the lower 2 inches so small that it was wasted. Not as sweet as most and almost bitter raw. Atomic reds are not horrible but there are plenty of carrots much better.
 




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