Oxheart Carrot

SKU: 0862
$3.95 to $14.49

Item Details

(aka Guerande) Introduced from France in 1884 by W. Atlee Burpee as well as James J. H. Gregory. Heart-shaped roots grow to over 1 pound very rapidly. Excellent quality, stores well. Good for heavy soils. Very uniform true-to-type strain.

  • 90 days
  • ±21,000 seeds/oz
  • Conventional
  • Pale orange skin
  • Heart-shaped roots
  • Good for heavy, clay soils
  • Roots grow up to 1 pound

This variety works for:

  • Fresh eating
  • Steaming
  • Boiling
  • Soup
  • Storage

Carrots are one of the most popular vegetables for fresh eating and have also become a staple of juicing. Grated carrots can be tossed into a salad or with zucchini and fried.

Try pairing your roasted carrots with ginger, mushrooms, and red wine vinegar or creating a carrot-curry soup to warm up on cold winter days.

Diced carrots are part of the "culinary trinity" of stock/broth, known as mirepoix, which also includes celery and onions. Mix 2 parts onions to 1 part each of carrot and celery to form the flavor base for many stocks, soups, stews, and sauces.

Growing Instructions

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.

  • Direct Seed: 1/2" Apart
  • Seed Depth: 1/4"
  • Rows Apart: 16-24"
  • Thin: 2-4" Apart

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hardy plant


grows very well in SC Zone 8A. I have half in a pot in the shade and half in a raised bed in full sun. Can handle the summer heat and over winters well.



I Like the taste