Winter storage of carrots, varieties: mid-season, late, early, large
"Wintering" varieties of carrots. Winter storage of carrots, characteristics of popular varieties: Queen of Autumn, Samson, Artek, Karotan, Russian size and others. Recommendations when choosing a variety.
Winter storage of carrots: characteristics, with a long shelf life
Not every carrot can lie in the cellar all winter and still remain juicy, strong and sweet. Conditions in the cellar unfavorable for storing carrots: dampness, improper temperature, and more. All this affects the safety of root crops and their taste. However, a lot depends on the type of plant.
Winter storage of carrots: selection of varieties for long-term storage
Currently, when the counters are full of a variety of types and names of carrots, not everyone will be able to make the right choice, but you need to proceed, first of all, from whether this carrot is capable of being stored in the cellar until the next season and at the same time preserving its taste and external qualities. ...
The following types of carrots are stored for the longest time: mid-season. Root crops of this type are sweet and juicy. Such carrots ripen for about 4 months and during this time they are able to accumulate in themselves the greatest amount of nutrients.
The following varieties are recommended and tested here: Nantskaya-4, Samson, Chance, Moskovskaya.
Nantes is a variety with a long history. Has a good yield and taste. Ripens in September, but can be in the ground until mid-autumn. Fruit length is approximately 20 cm.
Samson is a larger root vegetable that can be stored in a cellar until the end of spring. Experts advise inexperienced gardeners to choose this particular variety of carrots, since it is completely unpretentious. The length of the fruit is also 20 cm.
Chance. Very tasty root vegetables that can be stored in the cellar until the beginning of spring. The variety gives a good harvest. It grows and develops well on loose soils in a lighted place.
Late varieties of carrots
Late varieties of carrots are ideal for storage in the cellar until the next harvest. In addition, these varieties are less vulnerable to diseases common to carrots. The growing season lasts more than 120 days, which means that the crop can be harvested almost before frost.
The Queen of Autumn. An excellent and most common late carrot variety.
Dolyanka. Carrot fly resistant variety.
Flaccoro. The cultivar has large, carotene-rich root crops up to 30 cm long.
Sweet carrots. These varieties contain a lot of carotene. Besides, children love her so much. Among them, the following varieties are stored the longest. Karotan, Darling.
Among these there are also "long-livers", which are well stored in winter, despite the short growing season.
Touchon. Thin root crops, the seeds of which must be planted in June, for greater storage, and if you want to get a carrot crop in May, it is better to plant it in winter.
Artek. The variety does not require any special care. The color of the roots is dark orange in color.
Carrot Fun F1. It is best consumed in the summer.
Large varieties of carrots are optimal for making juices, sauces and salads. Here are the best ones:
Canada F1; Nandrin F1; Russian size.
Russian size - roots with a diameter of about 6 cm and a length of up to 30 cm.
Characteristics of root crops with a long shelf life
If you plan to grow carrots specifically for storage, then the choice of a variety must be approached based on the following characteristics:
-long growing season (more than 120 days);
- the root crop has no tendency to crack;
- invulnerable to all kinds of diseases;
- unpretentious in care and growing conditions;
-does not bloom prematurely.
Summing up, it can be noted that in order for the roots to be preserved until the next harvest, not only the correct storage conditions are necessary, but also the correct choice of the plant variety.