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'Nelson' Carrots
 
Sub-Category: Early
 
Description: Nantes hybrid. Early, 6-inch, blunt, deep-orange roots for harvest as baby, bunching or full-sized roots. Tops are strong under hot conditions.
Days To Maturity: 56
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Yield: (4.5 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (4.5 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 12/17/2010 by ewor - A novice gardener

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

Planted Park seeds directly in poor soil, mostly clay, under a black walnut tree with heavy shade in the morning. Harvested them throughout the summer, but after 151 days they remained delicious. I decided to wait even longer to see and finished the crop after 229 days, and after several days of frost. The Nelsons remained unusually good. A must for next season, may be my favorite carrot.
 
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Reviewed on 12/15/2010 by Earthwalker - An experienced gardener

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Tioga, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: Fewer than 103 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This is the best fast-growing carrot variety for spring planting here in NY. It dependably produces tender, sweet carrots in hot conditions.
 

Reviewed on 10/01/2008 by Digit - An experienced gardener

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Spokane, Washington, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Reliability is where this variety really comes through. Over the course of many years, Nelson has consistently performed well in my garden. Excellent Nantes taste.
 

Reviewed on 08/21/2005 by JET - An intermediate gardener

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Maryland, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

an improved nantes variety that matures fairly quickly
 




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