Oxheart Carrot, 1884 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - (aka Guerande) Introduced from France in 1884 by W. Atlee Burpee as well as James J. H. Gregory. Heart-shaped roots grow to over 1 pound very rapidly. Excellent quality stores well. Good for heavy soils. Very uniform true-to-type strain. 90 days. ±21,000 seeds/oz. Pale orange skin Heart-shaped roots Good for heavy, clay soils Roots grow up to 1 pound 90 days 250 Seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 3-4 weeks before last spring frost or as soon as soil can be worked. Tamp the soil firmly; keep bed moist until emergence. Germination is slow and uneven, so be patient. Using spun polyester row covers may improve germination rates. Direct seed 1/2" apart Plant 1/4" deep  Rows apart 16-24" Thin 2-4" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Organic Scarlet Nantes Carrot, 1850's heirloom $3.25 $3.75
This is a Firefly kid favorite!  Seed Exchange - Also known as Early Coreless, this variety stores well and adapts well to different conditions. Its cylindrical roots are 7" long with blunt tips, and its fine-grained, bright red-orange flesh is nearly coreless, offering great flavor that’s sweet and crisp. Good when used as baby carrots, and excellent for freezing and juicing. Dating to the 1850s, the variety was developed in France by the seed company Vilmorin-Andrieux. 65-75 days Organic Bright red-orange Sweet and crisp, nearly coreless Good for use as baby carrots Cylindrical roots grow to 7 inches Adapts well to different conditions Stores well 65-75 days ±250 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors before 3-4  weeks of last frost or soil can be worked. Plant 1/2" apart Plant 1/4" Deep Plant Rows 16-24" apart Thin 2-4" Apart Picture shows a very similar carrot to the Scarlet Nantes
Red Cored Chantenay Carrot, 1929 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - This popular variety has sweet orange flesh, wide shoulders, thick, edible roots, and a red-orange core that gives the variety its name. Easy to grow—prepare and enrich the soil with nutrients, and a prolific harvest will result. The 6" roots are great for soups, canning, or fresh eating. Introduced by C.C. Morse & Company in 1929. 70 days. Red-orange Core Sweet flavor Wide shoulders Roots grow to 6 inches 70 days 250 Seeds per Pack Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 3-4 weeks before last spring frost, or as soon as soil can be worked. Keeping the soil moist throughout the germination period is important to success. Misting the planted area daily or covering is recommended. Carrots are slow to germinate and need steady moisture until germination. Sow successively throughout the season for fresh carrots. Direct seed 1/2" apart Plant 1/4" deep  Rows apart 16-24" Thin 2-4" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Jaune du Doubs Carrot, French Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - This French variety’s name comes from the yellow color of its skin (Jaune) and the region in eastern France around the Doubs River. It has bright-yellow 8-10" conical roots and a sweet, distinctive flavor that improves with cooking; roots retain their color. Stores well. 60-70 days. Bright yellow skin Conical shaped roots Roots grow to 8-10 inches Sweet flavor improves with cooking Stores well 60-70 days Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 3-4 weeks before last spring frost, or as soon as soil can be worked. Keeping the soil moist throughout the germination period is important to success. Misting the planted area daily or covering is recommended. Carrots are slow to germinate and need steady moisture until germination. Sow successively throughout the season for fresh carrots. Direct seed 1/2" apart Plant 1/4" deep  Rows apart 16-24" Thin 4-6" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Organic Yellowstone Carrot $2.95 $3.25
Long, sunflower-yellow carrots with strong, feathery tops. High Mowing Organic Seeds - Extremely productive and adaptable to many growing conditions; one of the easiest carrots to grow. Strong tops are ideal for bunching. Pick early for a sweet, tender, mild-flavor treat that kids will love! Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated Productive  Mild flavor 9" roots  70 days  250 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds as soon as soil can be worked in the spring through mid-summer  Plant thin to 1-2" apart depending on the desired size  Plant 1/4-1/2" Deep Plant Rows 18-24" apart Thin 2-4" Apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Paris Market Carrot, 1800's Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
This is a Firefly kid favorite! Our kids love the purple skin.  Seed Exchange - Nineteenth-century French variety. Early round red-orange carrots, 1-2" in diameter, uniform and very sweet. Does well in shallow or rocky soil. Can also be grown in containers. Highly sought after by gourmet restaurants and a great seller at markets. 50-68 days Red-orange skin Round roots grow to 1-2 inch diameter Uniform and very sweet Tolerates shallow, rocky soil Grows well in containers 50-68 days ±250 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors before 3-4  weeks of last frost or soil can be worked. Plant 1/2" apart Plant 1/4" Deep Plant Rows 16-24" apart Thin 2-4" Apart
Danvers Carrot, 1800's Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - This carrot was developed in the late 1800s in the town for which is it named: Danvers, Massachusetts. A leading variety for home and market gardeners alike, this variety stores well and produces high yields even in clay and heavy soils. Its bright-orange flesh is nearly coreless, sweet, and tender. The uniform roots grow up to 8" long. 65-87 days. ±24,000 seeds/oz Good for clay, heavy soils Stores well Roots grow to 8 inches Nearly coreless, sweet, and tender 250 Seeds per pack Instructions - You can sow carrot seeds as soon as the soil in your garden can be worked in the spring (about 3-4 weeks before the last frost). Seeds need consistent moisture until they emerge. Germination on carrot seed is slow and uneven. The light seed can be blown away by the wind or washed away when you water the beds. Sow the seeds less than an inch apart and thin them to 2-4 inches after they grow to a few inches. Roots will mature in 65-87 days. Direct seed 1/2" apart Plant 1/4" deep  Rows apart 16-24" Thin 2-4" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Organic Dolciva Carrot, Heirloom $2.95
Kids love this carrot. Hands-down winner in our storage taste tests! High Mowing Organic Seeds - Great sweet flavor, juicy crunch, and incredibly long storage life. Grown on increasingly big acreage in Europe, we are delighted with this Swiss-bred variety. Slightly tapered roots have good uniformity, bright color, and strong tops. Widely adapted and versatile for bunching or storage; rated 20-30% higher in sugars than Bolero F1 over 9 months in storage. From our friends at Swiss biodynamic seed company Sativa Seeds. Available as raw or pelleted seed. Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated Long storing High Brix 8" Nantes-type 105 days  250 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors before 3-4  weeks of last frost or soil can be worked. Plant 1/2" apart Plant 1/4" Deep Plant Rows 16-24" apart Thin 2-4" Apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
St. Valery Carrot, 1885 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Deliciously sweet and excellent for storage, the fine-grained, red-orange roots of this historic variety, also known as James Scarlet, grow up to 12" long. In 1885, the renowned French seed company Vilmorin-Andrieux stated the variety had been grown for a “long time,” and in 1924, James Vick & Sons Company of Rochester, New York, reported that St. Valery was “the best and most handsome main crop carrot... enormously productive.” 80-90 days. ±20,000 seeds/oz. Red-orange skin Sweet flavor and fine texture Roots grow up to 12 inches Excellent for storage 80-90 days 250 Seeds per pack Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 3-4 weeks before last spring frost, or as soon as soil can be worked. Keeping the soil moist throughout the germination period is important to success. Misting the planted area daily or covering is recommended. Carrots are slow to germinate and need steady moisture until germination. Sow successively throughout the season for fresh carrots. Direct Seed 1/2" apart Plant 1/4" deep Plant rows 16-24" apart Thin 2-4" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Dragon Carrot, 1890 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
This is a Firefly kid favorite! Our kids love the purple skin.  Seed Exchange - This carrot’s beautiful red-purple exterior provides a striking contrast to its yellow-orange interior and light yellow core. A treat for the eye when sliced, its sweet, almost spicy, flavor makes this carrot a home gardener’s favorite and a best-seller at specialty and farmers’ markets. Considered the most refined purple carrot available, it was bred by Seed Savers Exchange member John Navazio. 90 days. Best-seller Red-purple skin Yellow-orange interior Exceptionally sweet, almost spicy 90 days ±250 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors before 3-4  weeks of last frost or soil can be worked. Plant 1/2" apart Plant 1/4" Deep Plant Rows 16-24" apart Thin 2-4" Apart
Organic Cosmic Purple Carrot $3.25 $3.75
  High Mowing Organic Seeds - Stunning roots with deep purple skin, orange flesh and a hint of spice. These tapered roots steal the show in salads with their extraordinary color combination and sweet flavor with a bit of spice! Tremendous gourmet appeal. 15" long, dark green, leafy tops are gorgeous when bunched for a fresh for market look Organic and Open-Pollinated Specialty Appeal 7" Nantes Style 90 days ±250 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors before 3-4  weeks of last frost or soil can be worked. Optimal temperature is 65 degrees. Plant 1/2" apart Plant 1/4" Deep Plant Rows 16-24" apart Thin 2-4" Apart  
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