Attilio is an ideal replacement for Trevor F1. It is a Nantes type with a sweet and succulent taste, with good colour and texture. This variety is particularly tasty in summer salads or in winter casseroles. It has a high tolerance to cavity spot and a high resistance to breaking and silvering.
Carrots are one of the least demanding of crops and probably the widest grown vegetable in British gardens. It does however have its drawback, and that must be the possibility of being attacked by carrot fly.
Notes: Do not transplant
WHEN TO SOW
April to July
Where to Sow
Sow thinly direct into the growing site 2cm (¾””) deep in rows 30cm (12″”) apart. If possible sow carefully so that thinning is not necessary .
What to do Next
Carrot fly is attracted by the smell whilst thinning, If you have to thin the seedlings, do so in the evening. Water before thinning and remove all the debris. Do not transplant. Aim for roots 5-7cm (2-3″”) apart. Young Carrots can always be pulled alternately to ‘thin as you eat’.
June to November.
High in antioxidant beta-carotene which converts to vitamin A in the body.
Never grow carrots on ground that has recently had manure spread as he roots will fork in search of goodness.