Daucus carota 'Amsterdam Forcing 3'

Daucus carota 'Amsterdam Forcing 3'

Carrot

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Daucus carota 'Amsterdam Forcing 3'
  • Common name: Carrot
  • Plant type: Vegetable

Height: 30cm

Spread: 8cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green

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Daucus carota 'Amsterdam Forcing 3' is an early maturing carrot, bearing delicious, blunt-ended roots. It's one of the earliest carrots suitable for forcing outdoors or growing under cloches to extend the season. The carrots develop a good orange colour early on, and have an excellent sweet flavour. 

Sow Daucus carota 'Amsterdam Forcing 3' seed in frames or under cloches, in well-prepared, stone-free soil from February. Continue to sow every fortnight for a continuous crop until autumn, in rows 30cm apart. Cover seedlings with horticultural fleece to deter carrot fly.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Needs regular watering in pots
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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