Daucus carota ‘Cascade’


  • Botanical name: Daucus carota 'Cascade'
  • Common name: Carrot
  • Family: Apiaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
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Carrots, Daucus carota, are easy to grow and taste much sweeter than those bought commercially. They are an excellent source of Vitamin A and antioxidants. For best results grow in free-draining soil, such as sandy soil, which warms up quickly in spring, aiding germination. Prepare soil well to remove stones, otherwise the roots may fork, and cover seedlings with horticultural fleece to prevent carrot root fly from laying eggs in the crop.


Daucus carota ‘Cascade’ is a particularly sweet carrot, and may be grown as baby carrots or left to mature. The roots store well over winter.

How to grow Daucus 'Cascade'

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    8cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / chalky / alkaline / acidic

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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Do not Harvest in October

Do not Harvest in November

Do not Harvest in December

Daucus 'Cascade' and wildlife

Daucus 'Cascade' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Daucus 'Cascade' poisonous?

Daucus 'Cascade' 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 'Cascade'