If you’re new to growing carrots at home, you probably had problematic moments when you can’t figure out how to calculate garden space with the dimensions regarding how deep your choice of carrots will grow. But size is not actually a problem when it comes to planting carrots since there are many carrot dimensions having various sizes and shapes (and even colors) to choose from that would be perfect for any type of garden space at home.
To understand more about the carrot dimensions of the number of carrot types available, you may have to remember a few essential things. One of which is that you may have to bear in mind that carrot varieties are categorized according to the depth of their growth.
Yes, typically, varieties of carrots are based on the soil depth that they are expected to grow in. Not all carrots have the same level of depth that is why this is one of the most important things to bear in mind.
For this, a quick lesson on how some carrot types grow would be helpful. Here are a few of the varieties and their expected plant growth:
The Imperator Carrots
There are some carrots that are referred to as the Imperator carrots that can grow deeply in the soil for up to about ten (10) inches long.
These types are expected to grow to around seven (7) inches in its length, and are mostly thin in appearance. With thicker carrot tops, this type of carrots produces a stronger flavor than others.
The Chantenay Carrots
This variety has a wider appearance than other carrot types. Typically, this kind usually can grow up to five (5) or six (6) inches deep in the soil.
The Amsterdam Carrots
The Amsterdam carrots have a small and a bit thin appearance. When you plant them, you may see that these types can only grow up to a length of merely three (3) inches.
The Paris Market
This is a very short variety of carrots. So, if you choose to plant this type of carrots, expect to gather your produce with about one and a half inches for its diameter.
Aside from these types, you may also find certain carrot groups with certain classifications that include:
One: Those carrot varieties for heavy soils like the Thumbelina carrot which can grow up to ten (10) inches and have a crown of about three (3) inches. Other carrots that are best for heavy soils include the Mini Round carrot, the Little Finger carrot, the Nantes Half-long, the Pioneer, the Parmex, the Danvers Half-long, The Amsterdam Forcing 2, Amice, and the Autumn King 2.
Two: The types of carrots that would be perfect to grow in container gardens (which also include most of the aforementioned varieties for heavy soils).
Three: Those that can be grown during the fall and winter seasons.
Four: Those that are conveniently pest and disease resistant varieties. And many more!
So when you choose what type of carrot to grow, remember that together with the carrot dimensions you may prefer, you may also include what type of weather you would choose to grow your carrots, and other specifications that may cater to your preferences.