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'Hercules' Carrots
 
Sub-Category: Early
 
Description: Early- to main-season hybrid. Plants produce cone-shaped 6 1/2- to 7-inch roots. Stores well. Performs especially well in shallow, heavy, or rocky soils.
Days To Maturity: 65
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Rating Summary
 
Overall: (2.8 Stars)Overall
Taste: (2.4 Stars)Taste
Yield: (2.6 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (3.6 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 10/12/2018 by CCE Rockland County - An experienced gardener

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Rockland, 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: 6 to 8 hours per day

Started indoors in July to avoid summer heat and improve germination, transplanted outdoors early August. All transplants grew but carrots were not that flavorful. May do better planted in spring.
 

Reviewed on 10/03/2018 by Saratoga MG - An experienced gardener

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

Seed had good germination in the heat for a fall harvest, but slow to grow. Crop not ready as of date of review
 

Reviewed on 09/25/2018 by CCE Orrange County - An intermediate gardener

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

Harvested all season
 

Reviewed on 09/17/2018 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

Not my favorite. Crop grew okay, but carrot was not a flavorful as it should be.
 

Reviewed on 08/28/2018 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

Carrots were seeded but the beets in the same plot took over the space.\r\nPossibly a better show having carrots in a plot alone.
 




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