Daucus carota subsp. sativus. Non-GMO. Heirloom. Aptly named Tendersweet for its tender 9-10" roots and its unmatched sugar content, next to sugar beet, Tendersweet carrot is truly one of the sweetest root vegetables in the garden.
A century-old American heirloom, Tendersweet has served as the parent crop to countless of hybrids, boasting the same sweetness, just as delicious raw as when cooked. They are coreless and delicious, perfect for canning, juicing, or eating raw.
Latin Name: Daucus carota subsp. sativus
Days to Maturity: 70-75
Days to Germination: 14-21
Seeding Depth: 1/2"
Plant Spacing: 2-4"
Row Spacing: 18-24"
Plant Height: 6-18"
Growth Habit: Upright taproot
Soil Preference: Loose, loamy, composted, well-drained
Temperature Preference: 55-75 °F
Light Preference: Full sun
Tendersweet Color: Classic orange skin and flesh
Tendersweet Flavor: Same sweet classic flavor as other orange varietals