Carrot, Red Surrey
- Long tapered roots with pointed end
- Uniform, smooth texture
- Moderately sweet raw
- New for 2017 - Heritage Farm Collection Variety
Long, tapered roots with a pointed end. Highly uniform, smooth texture, slight tendency to crack. Raw carrots are moderately sweet. Cooked carrots have an earthy flavor.
Red Surrey is an historic British variety, also long grown in the United States. It is documented in the 1863 book, Field and Garden Vegetables of America by Fearing Burr, Jr. (1815-1866). Our strain comes from SSE member John Wyncoll of the U.K. Red Surrey has fallen out of the U.S. seed trade; SSE is pleased to re-introduce it.
Learn to Grow it
Direct Seed: 1/2" Apart
Seed Depth: 1/4"
Rows Apart: 16-24"
Thin: 2-4" Apart
Instructions -Sow seeds outdoors 3-4 weeks before last spring frost or as soon as soil can be worked. Tamp soil firmly; keep bed moist until emergence. Germination is slow and uneven, so be patient. Using spun polyester row covers may improve germination rates.