Daucus carota ‘Amsterdam Forcing 3’


  • Botanical name: Daucus carota 'Amsterdam Forcing 3'
  • Common name: Carrot
  • Family: Apiaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
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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.

How to grow Daucus 'Amsterdam Forcing 3'

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    8cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / chalky / alkaline / acidic
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Harvest in January

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Daucus 'Amsterdam Forcing 3' and wildlife

Daucus 'Amsterdam Forcing 3' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Daucus 'Amsterdam Forcing 3' poisonous?

Daucus 'Amsterdam Forcing 3' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Daucus 'Amsterdam Forcing 3'