Hilmar rivals the vigor and uniformity of modern hybrid carrots and market customers go gaga for their sweet, juicy flavor. We have switched to exclusively growing Hilmar for our spring and summer bunching carrot. Bright orange color, great tip fill and excellent crunch, this is a no brainer for any market farm or garden. Not a great variety for winter field holding. Originally developed by the German company, Hild, we discovered it several years ago via Osborne Seeds (they have since dropped the variety).
Days to maturity: 60
Latin name: Daucus carota
Life cycle: Annual
Direct seed 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!