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  1. Carrots are a biennial herb with a swollen taproot that can be up to 25 cm long. This is generally a temperate, or high altitude tropical crop, but the variety ‘Uberlandia’ does well in the lower tropics.
  2. Most carrot varieties are temperate biennial plants requiring two years to complete the life cycle. Normally, a cold period during the dormant winter season is required for the first year plants to send up flowering stalks that produce flowers and seeds during the second growing season. Dr....
  3. Wild carrots (Daucus carota) are native in Western Europe, the Near East, and the Mediterranean region. Wild carrots now are widely distributed in temperate Europe, Asia, and in parts of Africa, Australia, and the Americas. It has become a common weed species in croplands in many portions of its...
  4. 2002-01-20 Several years ago (in EDN Issue 43, December 1993), we wrote that seed was available for a carrot that will set seed in the tropics (normally carrots only produce seed in temperate climates with a cold winter). Dr. Warwick Kerr sent us the original ‘Uberlandia’ carrot seed from Brazil nearly ten...
  5. 2010-01-20 Carrots are normally biennial (life cyclecompleted the second year after planting seeds) and require a period of cold temperatures (vernalization) for flowering and subsequent seed production to occur. So any variety that readily sets seed in a single growing season in warm climates would be of...
  6. 2013-01-20 Currently, seeds of all carrot varieties grown in hot sub-Saharan Africa are imported from regions with temperate climates such as Europe and USA. It has not been easy to produce carrot seeds in hot Africa, because carrots require exposure to cold temperatures (vernalization) to induce flowering....
  7. 1994-04-19 “Carrots do not usually flower in the tropics. Eighty years ago a group of Portuguese growers plantedcarrots from Portugal and the Madeira Island in the southernmost state of Brazil. Some of these plants flowered and produced seed. Plant breeders from Sao Paulo and Brasilia independently...

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