Like radishes, turnips, and sugar beets, the carrot is also used as root food. It is enumerated in the root vegetable. Carrots can be cultivated in September-October in winter. Farmers should prefer deep, fertile loamy soil for better yield of carrots. In which have good water drainage capacity. Before sowing, soften the soil to a depth of at least 1 ft. Then make ridges and sow seeds on top of the ridges. The use of 60 to 65 grams of carrot seeds per marla can guarantee a good crop. There are two varieties of winter carrots available in Pakistan, one is T-29 and the other is Deep Red. In addition, a variety of carrot ‘black carrot’ is grown on a limited scale. It is dark purple in colour. This type is not commonly available in the market. At the time of land preparation, 2 bags of DAP and 1 bag of potash per acre should be used then irrigated.
Uzma Niazi (Agronomist)