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'Oxheart' Carrots
 
Sub-Category: Main Season
 
Description: Main-season French heirloom. Plants produce 4- to 5-inch by 3- to 4-inch, broad-shouldered roots weighing up to 1 pound. Thrives in heavy soils. Excellent keeper.
Days To Maturity: 65-90
Seed Sources: Seed Savers Exchange - updated in 2014

 
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Reviewed on 06/01/2009 by Grit - An intermediate gardener

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Coffee, Alabama, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

I've never had much luck with carrots here in the deep South but this variety does great for me. Easy to grow, great taste.
 

Reviewed on 01/09/2008 by Lewis - An intermediate gardener

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

This is an excellent carrot for clay soil. Although mine were a smaller size than 1 pound, they did grow nicely, but slowly. Because they are not very long, I found that I needed to plant additional rows. However, if they truly grew to 1 pound, then that would make up for their length. A great "carroty" taste!
 

Reviewed on 02/15/2006 by Homegrown Heritage - An experienced gardener

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

One of the best varieties for clay soil, this short, stumpy carrot can get thicker than most any other. Taste is very sweet and succulent. Beware of poor selections of this variety, however. I have trialed this variety from several different companies in North America, and only the strain from Seeds of Change reliably produces 4"+ wide, 1+ lb. roots. Other strains seem to produce a lot of small roots resembling common "Parisian" types such as 'Thumbelina'.
 




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