Organic Dulcinea Carrot

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60 days to harvest Daucus carota

Don't judge a book by its cover......or a carrot, either! Friends, Fruition has collaborated to create a new carrot we fondly call Dulcinea, though I must warn you: She is long, orange and tapered and at first glance, she is simply a carrot. But she is so much more. And if we've done our work well, Dulcinea will outlast us by countless generations.

Organic Dulcinea Carrot is one of the sweetest carrots we've ever tasted, growing sweeter in storage. She manages to grow straight regardless of the multitudes of stones in our gravelly loam soil and she grows abundant leaves quickly, making her more competitive with weeds than most. We love her in the height of summer and she feeds us through the winter 'til spring in our root cellar, as well.

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Organic Dulcinea Carrot

60 days to harvest Daucus carota

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Don’t judge a book by its cover…or a carrot, either!

Friends, Fruition has collaborated to create a new carrot we fondly call Dulcinea, though I must warn you: She is long, orange and tapered and at first glance, she is simply a carrot. But she is so much more. And if we’ve done our work well, Dulcinea will outlast us by countless generations.

Organic Dulcinea Carrot is one of the sweetest carrots we’ve ever tasted, growing sweeter in storage. She manages to grow straight regardless of the multitudes of stones in our gravelly loam soil and she grows abundant leaves quickly, making her more competitive with weeds than most.

We love her in the height of summer and she feeds us through the winter ’til spring in our root cellar, as well.

Dulcinea is the dream and delectable collaborative exploration of a biodynamic farmer (Nathaniel Thompson of Remembrance Farm), a public plant breeder (Irwin Goldman of University of Wisconsin Madison) and a seed company (Fruition Seeds). Nathaniel wanted an organic alternative to the F1 Hybrid carrot (Bolero) he was dependent on. Grateful for countless generations of indigenous seedkeepers who have saved carrot seed for millennia, we are thrilled to share a brand new variety of carrot, as delicious as she is reliable. We call her Dulcinea with a tip of the hat to her sweetness as well as Don Quixote’s muse, honoring Bolero’s Spanish roots.

For the full story, enjoy our video below or hop on over to our blog! Dulcinea is thrilled to be part of the Open Seed Source Initiative (OSSI), ensuring that her genetics will never be patented or in any way restricted. Such seeds are the heirlooms we make today to feed this and all generations to come 🙂

The OSSI Pledge

We have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way we choose. In return, we pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this Pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.

Sow Seeds & Sing Songs,

Hand drawn heart and signature that reads petra and matthew

& the whole Fruition Crew

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Organic Dulcinea Carrot

Direct Seed: The longest, sweetest carrots thrive in deep, loose & fertile soil with ample moisture. Early spring to mid-summer, sow 2 seeds/inch (16″-24″ between rows) & keep soil moist to germinate (1-3 weeks). We plant radishes every 6” in the row & weed around the row as they germ. Thin to 1-2” apart for full size roots & weed well.

Sowing Date: 2-3 weeks before last frost through mid-July
Seed Depth: 1/2 inch
Days to Germination: 7-21 days
Days to Maturity: 60 days
Plant spacing after thinning: 2 inches

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