Paris Market Carrot

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The Paris Market carrot, also known as Tonda di Parigi or Marché de Paris, is a round heirloom variety from the 19th century. This ancient French root vegetable is actually perfect for contemporary needs: it does well where other carrots would struggle – for example in shallow, clay-rich or rocky soil. Even better, as the carrots grow just 5 cm in diameter, they’re a perfect choice for containers. What these small carrots lack in size, they make up for in flavour – they are deliciously tender, bite-sized, and extra sweet, with very smooth skin. They are a fantastic market seller and are very popular with kids because of their ping-pong-ball shape. They’re also a favourite with gourmet chefs, and you’re bound to love the sweetness of this old Parisian, too! 

QUANTITY
500 seeds

PLANT SIZE
Height 20 cm
Width 10 cm

CONTAINER SIZE
Height 20 cm
Width 30 cm

COMPANION PLANT
Tomatoes, lettuces, parsley, onions, garlic chives, nasturtium.

SOWING
Indoor Feb-Apr
Outdoor Apr-May, Sept-Oct

TIMING
Germination 7-20 days
Harvesting 50-70 days

SPACING
When sowing 1-3 cm; Depth 0,5 cm
When thinning 10-15 cm

GROWING
Sunligth Full sun to partial shade.
Soil Well-drained, light and moist soil.
Watering Regular, heavy watering
Feeding Light feeder

CARING
Expert tip Carrot seeds are small, but it’s wise to plant them as thinly as possible. Once the seedlings have developed their first leaves, thin them out to minimise competition and enable the carrots to grow quickly to harvest size.

HARVESTING
Start pulling up your carrots as soon as they develop a 2–3 cm bright-orange root. Grasp the tops firmly and tug gently – most of the time, the carrots will come out fairly easily.