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Carrot, Caracas Hybrid

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Gourmet baby carrots are ideal for containers.

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Gorgeous deep orange baby carrots are loaded with flavor. A favorite of gourmets, 2-3" 'Caracas' carrots are container-perfect.
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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.

57 days

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

2-3 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.

3 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

8-12 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
How to Plant and Grow Carrots
Sweet crunchy carrots are a home-grown favorite of adults and children alike.
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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
57 days
Fruit Size
2-3 inches
Full Sun
3 inches
8-12 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Sow Time
2-4 weeks BLF
3 inches
Carrot, Caracas Hybrid is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So cute I can't remember when I planted these so am not sure when to harvest - I took these out as testers. How do I know when they are ready? Also I have planted them very close together.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious and easy to grow I successfully grew a buttload of carrots in short window box planters. They were delicious and easy! I helped germination by spraying down the top of the soil every morning with a spray bottle.
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SUCCESS!! We harvested CARROTS for Mother;s Day!! My first attempt at growing carrots EVER. We planted these baby (Caracas) carrots AND the bigger Touchon variety. We planted them beginning of March (Zone 9b) into above ground planters my husband built. I tossed the thought of using fertilizer around a bit but in the end chose not to. NEVER even hadt ONE pest so didnt have to use any poison/spray whatsoever. It was SOO rewarding to harvest as a family (invited my parents over for the pickin' party) Picked em. washed em up quickly, and chowed down. Healthy snacks directly from the garden. The taste was phenomenal. I read some people complaining about an earthy flavor but that was just NOT the case for me. They were crisp, and very SWEET. I had plans for cooking some up however, we only have 6 left....the entire lot was eaten raw in a day !!! I dropped my seed in one by one (so i wouldnt have to worry about thinning later) 30 of these Caracas baby seeds were planted and we ended up with 28 baby carrots. Id say thats a FANTASTIC germination rate!! Im pleased ALL THE WAY AROUND! Doing it again in the fall!!
Date published: 2018-05-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from no luck The carrots are growing - the ferny things are on top so we will see - but I had no luck this spring/summer with growing carrots. That is why I am trying it again.
Date published: 2017-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good I will grow these again. Great for stew,pork and beef roast. Great to just eat. All around is worth having!!
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these carrots! I live in Southwest Florida and these babies have thrived and grown beautifully.
Date published: 2015-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice First time growing carrots. Super easy. The barrel method is the way to go. Nice crunch and flavor raw.
Date published: 2014-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good Have yet to taste these little carrots - have another couple of weeks to go before harvesting my first batch. I planted in a deep half barrel, about 20 seeds, and I'd say 80% germinated. My carrot tops are now 10-12 inches high after 5 weeks and seem very healthy. Will update when I harvest, but hoping for sweet results! I have started another barrel and seeds have just sprouted, so I hope my second go round will do as well!
Date published: 2013-05-30
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