French Heirloom! Years of searching for a delicious, colorful carrot with strong vigor and top attachment led us to this diamond in the rough (err.. root in the soil?). The conical beauty, Longue Rouge Sang Carrot holds its multi-colored, sunburst exterior when cooked and boasts a sweet, crunchy flavor that is hard to find outside of the orange carrot universe. Vigorous leaf growth and strong top attachment allow for easy harvest deep into the cold, wet fall. Longue Rouge Sang claimed victory in our 2022 carrot trial of 15 yellow, red, and purple carrot varieties.
Days to maturity: 65
Latin name: Daucus carota
Life cycle for Seed Saving: Biennial
Direct seed Longue Rouge Sang Carrot in full sun as soon as soil can be worked through mid-July. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 65-75°F. Keep soil moist. Seeding depth: 1/8”. Seeding rate: 2-3 seeds/inch and thin to 1/2-1″. Row spacing 18”.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!