Paris Market Carrot
Nineteenth-century French variety. Early round red-orange carrots, 1-2" in diameter, uniform and very sweet. Does well in shallow or rocky soil. Can also be grown in containers. Highly sought after by gourmet restaurants and a great seller at markets.
- 50-68 days
- Round roots grow to 1-2 inch diameter
- Red-orange skin
- Uniform and very sweet
- Tolerates shallow, rocky soil
- Grows well in containers
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
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.
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
Ratings & Reviews
Small, sweet, and wonderful
They're smaller than you might expect, but very tasty! The picture here doesn't give a great sense of scale—all of mine were about 2 inches long. They grew beautifully in containers on my balcony.