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Carrot, Burpee A#1 Hybrid

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Super-carrot has landed!

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Easy to grow and full of vitamins, Burpee A#1 has more flavor and sugar than other carrots, plus it has twice the vitamin A. It's super-sized too-10-12" long, yet still tender and juicy. Taste how good a carrot can be! GARDEN HINTS: Sow seed in deep, well-worked stone-free soil after danger of heavy frost in the spring. Do not transplant because crooked roots may result. A 1,500 seed packet sows a 40' row.
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Type Some flowers and vegetables fall into subcategories that may define how they grow (such as pole or bush), what they are used for (such as slicing tomatoes or shelling peas), flower type, or other designations that will help you select the type of a class of plant that you are looking for.


Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

70 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

10-12 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

6-8 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

18-24 inches

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Container Vegetables - Carrots
Container Vegetables - Carrots
Growing carrots in containers is easy in early spring and again in the fall.
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How to Plant and Grow Carrots
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  • Carrots

    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    S S Succession Planting This means that the plants have multiple harvests in a season
    First Date: Apr-18 - Last Date: Jul-25
    First Date: Aug-06 - Last Date: Sep-17

How to Sow

  • Carrots can be sown early, after danger of heavy frost is over. Sow every two weeks thereafter for continuous harvest, or simply sow a second crop in midsummer for fall harvest. In frost free areas, sow in fall.
  • Carrots do not like to be transplanted and are best sown directly into the garden bed. Sow carrot seeds in deep, well-worked soil in full sun. Straight roots require soil that is light, loosened deeply, and free of stones, so prepare a carrot planting thoroughly. Consider using a soil amendment such as compost if your soil is heavy. If you choose long carrot varieties, your soil will need to be worked more deeply.
  • Sow thinly in rows 12 inches apart and cover with ½ inch of fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
  • Since seedlings have fine leaves it may be beneficial to plant radish along with your carrot seed. The radishes will be harvested well before carrots form and act as a guide to the carrot row.
  • Seedlings emerge in 14-21 days.
  • Thin carrot plants to stand 1 inch apart when seedlings are 3 inches high.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating.
  • Deep, consistent watering and soil well-enriched with compost help carrots form high quality roots by encouraging lush leafy tops that shade the roots, helping to prevent "green shoulders."
  • Keep plants well watered during dry periods to promote uninterrupted growth. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It’s best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.

Harvest and Preserving Tips

  • To make harvesting easier, soak your carrot bed with water before pulling. Twist the tops off while pulling the roots up.
  • You can leave carrots in the ground after the first frost. In cold climates, pull carrots up before the ground freezes. In warm climates, you can harvest carrots all winter.
  • Cut the greens off the top after harvest to about ¼ - ½ inches above the shoulder. This will help the carrot to keep longer as the greens can take moisture from the root.
  • Carrots store best at 32-38 degrees F at 98% humidity.
  • You can store them in the refrigerator in plastic bags, or they may be blanched and frozen for later use.
  • Carrots may be canned or pickled as well.
Days To Maturity
70 days
Fruit Size
10-12 inches
Full Sun
6-8 inches
18-24 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Sow Time
2-4 weeks BLF
3 inches
Carrot, Burpee A#1 Hybrid is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Carrot I grew this carrots this spring and let me tell you, before I tried this variety, I didn't think I could grow carrots! Almost 100% germination, large carrots that were super sweet with thin skin! I'm waiting for this product to come back in stock so I can buy more!
Date published: 2019-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long and tasty Intrigued by the picture and description, I decided this would be my next carrot variety. I've always gravitated towards imperator varieties because of how long and sweet they are, and this one was no exception. It was easier to grow and more reliable in size and shape than many similar varieties, with the same delicious flavor. I highly recommend!
Date published: 2019-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED these! Most of ours looked just like the photo... thin, long, dark orange, and very sweet. But a couple were EXTRA long and HUGE! And then there were a few that had a wonderful 3 or 4-pronged twist in them, that we're going to sell at the Farmer's Market as "Collectables." We'll make a fortune!
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far my favorite carrots I grow in Georgia, so carrots can be tough due to the heat. These do great for a late September planter/December Harvest. Each one averaged around 10-12 inches long and tasted great. Nice and sweet.
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best tasting and tender I have been buying and planting these seeds every year for past 6 years with excellent results each year. Friends and family love these tender carrots,
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great No-Till Carrots. With the Potentinial for 12"-inch growth these are Great Carrots for No-Till Methods to improve Soil-Areration GROW these the first year in a New No-till bed; Great Natural TIlliage. GREAT NO-TILL CARROT'S!!!
Date published: 2014-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Carrots Ever Anywhere! In rocky clay-ey sandy silt soil at the bottom of a canyon, carrots did poorly for us until we found Burpee A#1. When properly thinned, it reliably produces carrots better than any on the market. These carrots are not only incredibly tasty, they are nice and uniform with smooth thin skin. The length seems to be limited only by how well I pick the little stones out of the garden bed, and by how deep I get it loosened. I do not want to grow little bitty short carrots, and these are the only ones I have found that will make long roots. Even when planted late, I have always had a good crop with this variety. The only time they make small roots is when I don't get them thinned, which seems to be best when I thin to 2" apart. I can't imagine why Burpee doesn't show this in the catalog I got in the mail. Last year I found some in a big-box store and bought several packets. Glad to see they are here on the website. Please, Burpee, please never discontinue these!
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Stunted growth? Not sure what I did wrong, but I just couldn't get these babies to grow. (Aren't carrots supposed to be the easiest thing to grow? I'm a failed gardener! haha) I finally ended up yanking the whole batch of finger-sized carrots because I needed the garden space for fall planting, but they ended up very nice in a spicy pickle brine. I'm trying them again for fall.
Date published: 2013-08-28
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