Carrot Mercurio Seed Tape 1005. Hybrid.
2 metres (6 feet) seed strip
This Nantes-type carrot produces distinct blunt-ended roots that average 15-20 cm (6-8″) long. This is a great tasting, tender, typically coreless carrot with a rich bright orange colour. Mercurio is the original Nantes hybrid carrot.
How to Grow
For best growth select a sunny spot with a well prepared deep soil. Sow successive crops 2 weeks apart from mid-spring to early summer. Lay out the seed tape in the desired location and cover it with 6 mm (1/4″) of soil. Space rows 50 cm (20″) apart. Keep the seedbed evenly moist during the 14-21 day germination period. For best seed emergence, avoid crusting over the soil while the seeds are sprouting. Thin seedlings to 5 cm (2″) apart. Keep the soil evenly moist during the growing season and avoid high nitrogen fertilizers when growing carrots.