The carrot ((Daucus Carota) is an ideal vegetable for production whether you have a large farm, small farm or backyard garden.
Carrots do not take up a lot of space, are high yielding and fast growing. They are also popular with consumers for their taste and versatility.
They come in a variety of shapes from round, or finger-shaped, to conical, or elongated. They also come in a wide range of colours including the common orange, yellow, white and purple.
The carrot is cool-weather loving, root vegetable. A cool season vegetable is one that grows best when the air and soil temperatures are cool. It can endure warm weather but does better in cool weather. It is a member of the Apiaceae family which includes parsley, celery, coriander and dill.