What are the pros? easy to grow
What are the cons? bitter in warm climate
I garden in North Florida and it's tough to find carrots that will grow here without becoming bitter by maturity. After years of searching, I finally found a good tasting orange carrot and hoped to add a purple carrot to the mix. With this carrot being developed in India I had high hopes. Unfortunately, this carrot is bitter in my climate, too, For those of you who do like this carrot, I did get very good germination from the packet although it was marked low germination like everyone else. I mixed up a packet of unflavored gelatin with 4 cups of water and chilled until it was a thick slurry. I added 1/2 teaspoon kelp powder and stirred in the seeds. I then refrigerated overnight. The next day I poured the mixture into a zip lock bag, cut a tiny piece off the corner, and squeezed the seeds into moist soil, covering shallowly. I kept the ground moist with a soaker hose and ended up with probably 60% germination, enough that I had to thin a 40 food row heavily.
Would you recommend this product to a friend?