Garden Seeds-Carrot Paris Market
The Paris Market carrot, also known as Tonda di Parigi or Marché de Paris, is a round heirloom variety from the 19th century. This ancient French root vegetable is actually perfect for contemporary needs: it does well where other carrots would struggle – for example in shallow, clay-rich or rocky soil. Even better, as the carrots grow just 5 cm in diameter, they’re a perfect choice for containers. What these small carrots lack in size, they make up for in flavour – they are deliciously tender, bite-sized, and extra sweet, with very smooth skin. They are a fantastic market seller and are very popular with kids because of their ping-pong-ball shape. They’re also a favourite with gourmet chefs, and you’re bound to love the sweetness of this old Parisian, too!
Height 20 cm
Width 10 cm
Height 20 cm
Width 30 cm
Tomatoes, lettuces, parsley, onions, garlic chives, nasturtium.
Outdoor Apr-May, Sept-Oct
Germination 7-20 days
Harvesting 50-70 days
When sowing 1-3 cm; Depth 0,5 cm
When thinning 10-15 cm
Sunligth Full sun to partial shade.
Soil Well-drained, light and moist soil.
Watering Regular, heavy watering
Feeding Light feeder
Expert tip Carrot seeds are small, but it’s wise to plant them as thinly as possible. Once the seedlings have developed their first leaves, thin them out to minimise competition and enable the carrots to grow quickly to harvest size.