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'Amarillo Yellow' Carrots
 
Sub-Category: Specialty/Other
 
Description: Heirloom. Specialty variety. Plants produce tapered, large-shouldered lemon-yellow 8 inch roots with strong tops. About 75 days to maturity.
Days To Maturity: 75
Seed Sources: Heirloom Seeds - updated in 2016
Reimer Seeds - updated in 2016

 
Rating Summary
 
Overall: (3.6 Stars)Overall
Taste: (2.9 Stars)Taste
Yield: (4.1 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (4.0 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 10/18/2017 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

Grew well. Flavor not as good as other carrots.
 

Reviewed on 10/12/2017 by Cutler Botanic Garden - An experienced gardener

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Broome, 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

Planted seed 4/25/17, harvested 8/8/17. Good producer, nice size, very little splitting.
 

Reviewed on 07/12/2017 by CCE Nassau County NY - An experienced gardener

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Nassau, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Planted 1 row of seeds on May 9. Germination was low; perhaps eaten by birds or washed away (one came up about 2 feet away). Because of germination rate, yield was / is low.
 

Reviewed on 01/14/2015 by McKee - An intermediate gardener

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Cortland, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Not Sure
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Attractive good germination, but not good flavor. Very light carrot taste
 

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 which was late but still had good germination, harvested through November, taste was average
 

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

We had good germination in very late spring. A nice looking carrot, not the sweetest or tastiest.
 

Reviewed on 12/27/2014 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 was not a favorite. The variety grew satisfactorily but didn't have the taste that I like in a carrot.
 

Reviewed on 11/25/2014 by CCE Oneida County - An intermediate gardener

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Oneida, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

The early planting of these carrots was disappointing, hardly any germination at all, likely due to our cool, wet spring. We planted them again in late July, and were able to harvest quite a few moderate sized (6" - 8") in mid-September. The carrots were easy to clean, peel, and slice or shred in salads. The flavor was pleasant, very mild.
 

Reviewed on 11/25/2014 by Martin 2 - An intermediate gardener

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Cortland, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Hardy variety yielding large carrots. Pale yellow color, very mild carrot flavor.
 

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

This carrot was easy to grow.
 




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