These petite, ball-shaped beauties are extra-tasty morsels to enjoy in just a few bites with excellent sweet flavor and crunchy texture. Delightful little round Romeos have smooth-skinned orange flesh that needs no peeling; kids like to eat them right out of the garden! These delicious baby gourmet carrots don't need deeply prepared soil as do other root crops. They are fast and easy to grow and widely adapted to perform well in home gardens.
Approx. Seeds per Pack: 1500 Seeds
While Renee's Garden seeds are not all certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge.”
Planting & Care
Start Seeds Outdoors
In the Spring, once the danger of frost has passed, sow seeds in full sun in finely-worked, fertile soil. Sow 1/4" deep and 1/2" apart in rows 6" apart, or broadcast thinly in beds and cover lightly. Keep seedbed evenly moist as carrots can be slow to germinate, emerging over 10 - 20 days. If first sowing comes up unevenly, replant right away as seedlings catch up quickly. Be sure to thin young carrots several times so seedlings are about 3" apart and have room to size up.
Growing: Carrots like well-worked soil and need consistent moisture to grow well. If your soil tends to dry out, cover seedbed with floating row cover or burlap to help retain moisture during the germination period. Keep carrots well watered and thinned. For a late season crop, sow 3 months before the first expected frost.
Harvest & Use: Let Romeos color up to orange before harvesting at about 1" - 1½" in diameter for best flavor. Steam them whole, then toss with butter and fresh chopped dill, parsley, or chives. Or simply steam, toss with a little butter, salt lightly and add a touch of brown sugar or maple syrup.