Carrot 'Amsterdam Forcing' (Forcing/ early maturing)
The Amsterdam carrot truly is unique with its fast-maturing nature and its ability to be sown in most months with the exclusion of August, September and October.
A quick maturing variety, Carrot 'Amsterdam Forcing' is ideal for growing early crops under cloches or cold frames. The high quality, small cylindrical roots can be harvested at finger size for deep orange-red carrots with a sweet flavour and virtually no core. For an ongoing supply, sow these fast growing carrots at 14 day intervals through spring and early summer. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").
Carrot 'Amsterdam Forcing' produce highly regarded for their extremely fast growth rate and enjoyable sweet flavour while they also have virtually no core.
Plant Type: Vegetables, Culinary/Edible
Hardiness: H4: Hardy - Average Winter (-10C to -5C)
Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): H 30cm x W 15cm (at maturity)
Pot Size: Seeds
Foliage Colour: Green
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Soil Type: Light Sandy, Rich Fertile
Soil Drainage: Well Drained
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Planting Style: Patio Containers, Courtyard Garden, Urban Garden, Kitchen Garden
Season of Interest: Summer
Sowing / Planting (from - to): January - July & November - December
Harvesting (Harvesting Period & Instructions): February - October
Typically Available (from - to): January - December
Direct sow carrot seed outdoors, in a weed free, sunny position in fertile, light, well drained soil. Carrots dislike freshly manured soils so seed beds are best prepared in autumn, well in advance of spring sowings.
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