To date, the market is represented by a large number of varieties of carrots, intended for growing in our conditions. All gardeners are interested in resistance to viruses, diseases, high yields and excellent taste. To find the very variety or hybrid that I would like to grow from year to year, every summer resident dreams. Let's try to deal with this issue and consider some popular varieties and find out how good they are.
General description of carrot short
All varieties of short carrots combine several qualities, although it is impossible to speak about this unequivocally:
- early ripening or mid ripeness;
- sugar content;
- short storage period.
Of course, it is better to disassemble each variety separately, but it is the small fruits that ripen quickly, a longer dense and large carrot is characterized by a longer ripening period.
Increasingly, our gardeners prefer early-ripening and mid-season varieties, well aware that she cannot lie for a long time.Important! Even when the storage conditions are observed, early-maturing varieties cannot be kept for a long time; they must be eaten as quickly as possible.
Short root vegetables are tender, have a beautiful color, crunch. Many of them have an interesting shape. This will be seen in the presented photos. Our list includes the following varieties and hybrids:
- “Mother in Law”;
- New Kuroda;
- "First collection";
- "Children's taste";
Description of short carrot varieties
The maximum length of the presented varieties is 15 centimeters. Compare them with each other and consider the fruits in the photo. This will make the choice to those who have never grown the varieties presented below.
Excellent popular short carrot variety with a blunt tip. On average, its length reaches 10-12 centimeters. In addition, the yield is very high (6-7 kilograms per square meter), and the taste will not leave anyone indifferent.
Carrot "Carotel" mid-season, ripens within 100-110 days, when sown, seeds are buried. The variety is very durable; it is not afraid of color bloating, shooting. Given that the carrot is short, has a small size, its flesh is firm, the roots are heavy, reach 160 grams.
"Paris" - not just a short carrot. The variety has a unique rounded shape. Root crops are small, beautiful.
They are very juicy, tasty, sugary, you can use them for processing and fresh. It will be especially interesting for children to eat, you can try to plant a variety only for the sake of those children who flatly refuse to eat carrots. Root crops do not crack when ripe, have an orange color, which indicates a high content of carotene. Due to the low weight, the yield will be 2 kilograms per square. Another plus is the ultrafastness.
"Mother in Law"
This is an early ripe hybrid that is demanding of soil fertility and looseness. Of course, you need to grow it in sunny areas on the south side of the house. The hybrid is resistant to carrot fly, which is very much appreciated. Root crops of small size, but have sufficient weight, so the yield can reach 9.5 kilograms. The hybrid is early ripe, its use is universal, both fresh and after processing.
The hybrid is somewhat demanding of the soil and its fertility, however, these requirements are standard, for the summer resident there will be no difficulties in the process of cultivation.
Carrots short varieties "Rondo" - this is another bright and interesting type of rounded shape and bright orange color. The photo shows what interesting fruits can be obtained when grown.
The variety is bred in the Czech Republic, and the seeds are distributed mainly from the Czech agricultural company. When ripe, the roots do not crack and do not lose their presentation. The flesh is tender, juicy and sweet enough, it is eaten both fresh and after processing. She is not threatened with bolting, and maturation will not exceed 85 days.
A short carrot has a single negative - it is better to eat it as quickly as possible, but Stupitskaya should be stored for two weeks. Its core is thin, the flesh is juicy, crispy and sweet. When sowing, seeds are slightly buried in the soil. Cultivation conditions are standard, can be sown both in open and in closed ground. Maturation does not exceed 98 days. Sowing in open ground can be carried out in April.
The hybrid, bred by Italian breeders, has the fruits of a beautiful conical shape. They are dense, and the pulp is tasty and fragrant. It is accepted, depending on weather conditions, to sow seeds in open ground from March to May. Hybrid resistant to tsvetushnosti. Despite the fact that the variety is early ripe, it can be stored for a while in a cool place, where the roots are firmly tolerated. Productivity is high, and use is universal.
Perhaps one of the most popular varieties in Russia. Beautiful, smooth and with excellent taste. She has one of the highest yields, which reaches 9 kilograms per square meter. The term of ripening is 70-84 days from the moment of first shoots appearance. Carrots are crispy, tender and very juicy. It is customary to use this carrot, especially since its use is universal.
The increased carotene content gives carrots a bright orange color. Here and the hybrid "Minikor" has roots of a bright shade. They are very similar in appearance to the variety "Nantes", and it can be seen in the photo. In addition to the external similarity, they are similar in the method of cultivation and use. Productivity is high, reaches 9 pounds per square meter.
Carrots short "Shamaré" is also well known to many gardeners. Its average length is 12-14 centimeters. Despite this, the roots have a very large weight, which is why the yield index during harvesting increases. Often they can reach 500 grams. The variety is medium late, the harvest will have to wait from 4 months and up, which many do not like. The use is universal, the fruits are tasty and rich in vitamins. Another plus is that "Shamar" is stored for a very long time.
A special variety of short carrots “Yaskrava” is represented by beautiful, even in length, root crops that ripen completely submerged in the soil.
It is necessary to use it for a dietary food, for baby puree, juices. When ripe, the fruits do not crack, the culture is resistant to flowering. The purpose of this variety is due to the fact that this carrot is very delicate, juicy. It is used immediately after collection and not stored for a long time, but the variety is subject to storage subject to the conditions. The requirements are not so much for the soil as for regular watering. "Yaskrava" does not tolerate aridity. Productivity is very high, it ripens in 70-120 days.
This early ripe variety of short carrots grows well in the open field and yields a crop of 6-7 kilograms. We draw attention to the fact that the roots have a high presentation. All this makes it possible to grow such varietal carrots on an industrial scale.
It is highly regarded by nutritionists because it contains a large amount of carotene. At the same time, the flesh is very sweet and juicy. The grade is considered middle-ripening.
The early ripe hybrid reaching a maturity from the moment of emergence of the first shoots in 90 days on average. It is very resistant to external influences, including some cooling, resistant to tsvetushnosti. It is among the ten sweetest hybrids in our market, if high sugar concentration is important for someone. Thanks to these qualities, carrots "Mars" is well stored, can be used in any quality without restrictions. Planting pattern and growing conditions are standard, it is not considered particularly demanding. At the same time, the crop can reach 6.5 kilograms with sufficiently light and small root crops.
A conical shaped carrot with a sharp tip is considered standard. This variety is loved by many gardeners for their brightness, juiciness and unusual crunch. Hence the name according to which the children will like the fruits. Ripens in a maximum of 90 days, which makes it possible to attribute it to early-maturing varieties. Store best frozen, often goes on juices and preservation. Fresh carrots will be loved by the whole family. Seeds germinate together, harvesting can also be carried out simultaneously. Planting requirements are standard.
This mid-season variety is well kept. He is considered quite famous in Russia among summer residents. If growing conditions are close to ideal, the return will be very good, and the yield will be from 7 kilograms and above. These are high rates. The short carrot variety “Losinoostrovskaya” is well kept all winter, sometimes it is grown for salads. To plant the seeds you need to somewhat buried them in the soil, which must necessarily be loose.
Most importantly, the varieties described above have high palatability, they are not devoid of sweetness and juiciness. All of them are rich in vitamins, which is very important, because in the period of autumn and winter, many products become inaccessible to us, which causes the risk of beriberi.
Problems in growing carrots
Speaking of varieties of short carrots, it should be noted that sometimes gardeners are planted in the soil varieties, and by the fall they get unsightly short and thick root crops. Do not confuse this problem with the varietal characteristics of the fruit.
Not only does it grow ugly, it also tastes absolutely unsuccessful. What is the reason? This question, alas, is often asked.
As a rule, there may be several reasons for this:
- overabundance of manure, which already does not like carrots;
- seeds were planted too often (follow the sowing pattern);
- damage from carrot flies, which is terrible for many varieties and hybrids;
- abundant excess watering;
- improper cultivation of imported imported varieties.
With regard to irrigation, you need to take into account the specifics of the vegetable crop: the root crop for growth goes deeper into the soil in order to find as much water as possible. If watering is excessive, the carrot will stop growing, it will start to get fat, which will spoil its appearance.Tip! If the carrot is planted too often, it is not necessary to pull it out for thinning. It is enough to cut off green growth and the growth will stop.
Short and thick carrots with deformities are obtained in those beds where the soil is compacted. Do not forget that the carrot loves loose soil, it must breathe in it. If the fruit grows with difficulty, then you should not blame the bad seeds after. And also pay attention to the video below on how to grow this crop.
We hope that our advice will be useful, and the yield of varietal short carrots in your beds will be high.