rodelika

126 – Rodelika

$3.00

Certified Biodynamic and Organic

6 in. long with somewhat broad shoulders tapering to a pointed tip. An improvement on Rothild, further bred and selected by biodynamic farmer/breeder Dieter Bauer in Germany. Does well in heavy soil. A good storage carrot whose strong, sweet flavor is intensified by cooking. This variety has been bred for good Brix readings and for making high-quality carrot juice.

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Product Description

DAYS TO HARVEST
70-75

SOWING
Sow .5-1″ apart just under the soil surface. Keep soil consistently moist until germination.

LIGHT PREFERENCE
Full Sun

SOIL REQUIREMENTS
Sandy to medium clay/loam

PLANT HEIGHT
Greens can be ~8″

PLANT SPACING
Around 35 days, thin carrots to about every 2″ harvesting baby carrots and greens in between.

HARDINESS ZONES
Greens will die with frost, however, roots will remain intact in the soil and can even sweeten until a hard frost (28-30 degrees).

HARVEST
Harvest rodelika ~70 days from planting. You can pull a carrot or two to check if they are at the desirable size. Often, carrots will push their “shoulders” up out of the soil when they are ready for harvest.

COMPANION PLANTING
Grows well with peas, beans, chicory, endive, and lettuce or chives, onions, or leeks. Rosemary, sage, and lemon balm may help keep carrot flies at bay.

USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS

 

Additional Information

Size

S ~ 750 seeds, L ~ 3000 seeds

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