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The Napoli variety of carrot can be sown very early and is a F1 hybrid that is ready to harvest 50 - 60 days after sowing. While strictly an early variety it can be grown as a main or late crop. The roots are cylindrical, slightly tapered and grow to 20 cm in length. They are known for their consistency, very fine color inside and out and their flavor. Incredibly sweet and often referred to as a 'sugar or candy carrot', the sweetness is enhanced by cold weather late in the season. Looks good displayed as a bunch of carrots with bright orange roots and deep green foliage.
Red Samurai is an F1 variety of carrot and as its name may suggests was developed in Japan, though is likely to have originated in Afghanistan. It has distinctive red skin and crisp pink flesh, the colour holds best when steamed. Roots are long and thin and taper to a point, in good well drained soil this variety will grow to 30cm. A second early main crop that will grow to maturity in just over 10 weeks and will tolerate freezing conditions. A reliable variety that requires little effort to grow and will certainly add colour and interest to oriental dishes, not to mention sweetness and crunch.
Yellowstone carrots are bright yellow with long smooth skinned roots. This is a relatively easy variety of carrot to grow, with reliably long, uniform tapered roots that will do well in most soils. Unlike other yellow varieties that can appear bland compared to orange varieties, Yellowstone has a good sweet flavor and holds its color when cooked. Yellowstone is a main to late season F1 hybrid variety. Roots will grow to approximately 18cm in length. Yellowstone seed is often included in packets of rainbow carrot seed mix.