12 of the best carrots

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Carrots are an irreplaceable source of vitamins, and their inclusion in the diet begins from the first moments of feeding babies. It is useful for everyone, regardless of age. The root vegetable contains ascorbic and pantothenic acids, B vitamins, fatty oils, lycopene and many other substances valuable for the body. But the main advantage is the presence of carotene in the composition. In terms of its quantity, carrots are second only to sea buckthorn, but due to their availability they are the most common source of this substance.

There are so many useful properties that the root crop can compete in properties with expensive products. The calorie content is only 32 kcal per 100 g, which makes it possible to introduce carrots into the dietary menu of overweight people. It is good for the eyes and serves as a prophylactic against many diseases. It is used as food for dysfunctions of the cardiovascular system and gastrointestinal tract, anemia, colds.

Carrots have wound healing, antiseptic, analgesic, choleretic and expectorant effects. It helps to recover from a protracted illness, gives strength, relieves fatigue, improves complexion, strengthens nails, increases immunity, and weakens the effect of antibiotics. Many dishes are prepared from the root vegetable, including salads, soups, pastries, drinks, side dishes, marinades.

What varieties are better to choose for planting in your garden so that they meet all the requirements of experienced summer residents: they give a stable harvest, are unpretentious, contain an increased amount of vitamins, have excellent taste, lie well and be transported? This question was answered by our experts, who included in the rating the 12 best varieties of carrots of different harvest periods, corresponding to all the above parameters.

The best early varieties of carrots

Nomination a place grade rating
The best early varieties of carrots 1 Parisian carotel 5.0
2 Nandrin 4.9
3 Artek 4.8
4 Fun 4.7
The best mid-season carrots 1 Losinoostrovskaya 5.0
2 Vitamin 4.9
3 Nantes 4.8
4 Chance 4.7
The best late varieties of carrots 1 Autumn queen 5.0
2 Bayadere 4.9
3 Emperor 4.8
4 Flaccoro 4.7

Parisian carotel

Rating: 5.0

Parisian carotel

The first line is occupied by the most famous of the early varieties presented today. It was derived from the oldest 'Karoteli'. 65-85 days after sowing, bright orange roots with a smooth surface without buried eyes, resembling radishes in appearance, can be harvested. Their intense color indicates a high level of carotene and vitamins. The variety is recommended for baby food. Babies eat fresh carrots with great pleasure due to their unusual round-ovoid shape.

Although the yield is inferior to some varieties, this does not detract from the qualities of the 'Parisian carotel'. Stable fruiting in all weather conditions guarantees good harvests. From 1 sq. m receive 4-5.5 kg of vegetables. Delicate dessert flavor is ideal for fresh consumption. Housewives also use carrots for canning and freezing.

The mass of carrots does not exceed 60 g. The maximum diameter is 5 cm. During the growing season, the plant remains resistant to diseases and insects, does not crack, and does not require special efforts from the grower. Due to their short length, carrots can grow on any type of soil, including heavy clay.

Advantages

  • original appearance;
  • a great treat for children;
  • high norm of vitamins;
  • undemanding to conditions and care;
  • universal application.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Nandrin

Rating: 4.9

NANDRIN

The second place in the rating goes to a variety bred by scientists from Holland and successfully adapted in different regions of our country. It is distinguished by even, smooth, elongated cylindrical root crops. Their length reaches 20 cm, weight – 150-250 g. The pulp is red-orange, juicy, the stem is small, unclarified, practically does not stand out. The increased concentration of carotene and delicate taste make it possible to use carrots for baby and diet food.

The hybrid is suitable for consumption without and with processing. It also has a long shelf life until mid-summer. The variety has an increased immunity to diseases. It does not rot, crack, or stalk.

'Nandrin' has been adopted by many vegetable growers. And these are not only summer residents, but also owners of farms. It ripens quickly, gives a consistently high yield, has good keeping quality and is resistant to mechanical stress.

Advantages

  • short growing season;
  • long-term preservation of the presentation;
  • unpretentious care;
  • does not respond to adverse factors;
  • excellent taste characteristics.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Artek

Rating: 4.8

Artek

The third nominee of the rating is a variety that is ready for use as early as 65-80 days after the germination of crops. Root crops stand out with an intense orange tint. They are thickened with a rounded tip. The length of carrots reaches 16 cm. The average weight is 100-150 g. The surface is flat, smooth, with weakly pronounced eyes. Housewives note fast and hassle-free cleaning and processing. Immersion in the soil is complete. carotene content – 12.8 mg.

Taste characteristics are excellent. The purpose is universal. Carrots are used fresh and processed in a variety of ways. It shows its qualities well in salads, juices, preserves, soups. The culture is resistant to typical diseases and pests. But it is recommended to carry out measures against infection with gray rot. Timely actions lead to the expected result without loss of marketability.

Root crops are not damaged during transportation, they can be transported over long distances. Summer residents noted that the variety, which appeared in 1983, has already been tested by time, so there are no surprises when it ripens.

Advantages

  • convenient form for processing;
  • high stable yield;
  • adaptability to conditions;
  • uniform intense color;
  • versatility of use.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Fun

Rating: 4.7

FUN

The fourth place in the ranking is occupied by an early maturing hybrid, which is suitable for storage in winter. It was bred in 1994 by domestic breeders. The root vegetable is small, elongated with a non-pointed tip. The color is bright orange. The flesh and heart are uniform in color. carotene content – 15.1 mg. The culture is not demanding in care, it tolerates changes in weather conditions well.

Keeping quality is long-lasting. Root crops do not rot, do not wither; if stored properly, they are guaranteed to lie until the beginning of summer. Disease immunity avoids infection with phomoses, gray and black rot, damage from carrot flies. Transportability is good. Long-term transportation does not affect the presentation.

Summer residents note that, despite complete immersion in the soil, roots are easily extracted from it. They do not crack in bad weather conditions. Taste qualities allow using carrots for any purpose. According to reviews 'Zabava' combines all the necessary qualities: yield, nutritional properties, keeping quality, shape. It is chosen by many vegetable growers for its unpretentiousness.

Advantages

  • smooth surface;
  • suitable for long-term lying;
  • juicy, sweet taste;
  • for universal use;
  • resistance to fungi and bacteria.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

The best mid-season carrots

Losinoostrovskaya

Rating: 5.0

Losinoostrovskaya

The leader in this category of the rating is the famous variety, which is chosen because of its presentation, taste and useful properties. Its yield is 6 kg per 1 sq. m. Root crops are cylindrical. The length is approximately the same for all – about 15 cm. Weight can vary from 120 to 150 g. The stem and flesh are the same bright orange color.

Tasting taste rating – 'excellent'. Juicy, sweet carrots are suitable for preparing children's and dietary meals. Root crops are stored until late spring. Their undoubted plus is the ability to accumulate carotene and increase the content by 1.5-2 times. The variety is immune to many diseases, is practically not damaged by insects, does not crack, does not rot.

Transportation is carried out at any distance, while the presentation is 100% preserved. Summer residents highlight many advantages, one of which is resistance to flowering. The variety tolerates drought, cold weather, waterlogging well.

Advantages

  • increased rate of carotene;
  • adaptation to natural factors;
  • even roots of the same shape;
  • steming resistance.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Vitamin

Rating: 4.9

VITAMIN

The silver rating goes to mid-season carrots that meet all the requirements of experienced summer residents and farmers. Root crops are completely in the soil, so their color is uniform without green blotches. In length they grow up to 15 cm, weight can be 80-160 g. Stably harvested crop – up to 7 kg per 1 sq. m. The rich orange color indicates a high concentration of carotene, it is not for nothing that the variety received this name. Carrots are used in dietary and baby food in various forms.

The variety has a high sugar content. There are very few competitors in this parameter. the sugar content is 11%. The pulp is very juicy and crunchy. The rod is small. The surface of the root crop is very smooth, the eyes are few in number, so cleaning does not take much time.

Transportation is easy to carry. The plant is resistant to flowering, disease and rot is not affected. The housewives noted this variety as one of the best for fresh consumption. When cooked, it also shows its taste and aroma well.

Advantages

  • the amount of carotene -28 mg;
  • suitable for baby food;
  • attractive appearance;
  • adapted to adverse factors;
  • high productivity.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Nantes

Rating: 4.8

Nantes

On the third line of the rating is the variety, which has been at the peak of popularity for several decades and is not inferior to new inventions of breeders. Cylindrical roots grow up to 16 cm. The mass is approximately equal – 100-120 g. The surface is smooth, the eyes are not very depressed. The core is not large, matches the color of the pulp. The intense orange color indicates a large amount of carotene, which attracts even more attention of vegetable growers to this variety.

A good harvest is harvested from a square meter. The parameter changes depending on conditions, but it stably shows 6 kg. The variety does not need intensive care. With preventive measures aimed at affecting the carrot fly, there will be no more risks.

Expert tasters have classified 'Nantes' as an excellent flavoring variety. The pulp is crispy, juicy, sweet, suitable for fresh and processed form. Keeping quality for mid-ripening fruits is good; it is stored without waste until the end of January. Mechanical stress does not affect the presentation of root crops.

Advantages

  • time-tested, old variety;
  • long lying period;
  • high norm of vitamins;
  • aromatic sweet taste;
  • small rod.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Chance

Rating: 4.7

Chance

A worthy place in this category of the rating is occupied by a variety of domestic breeding, admitted to zoning in the Volgo-Vyatka, Ural and southern regions. The root crop is conical, juicy orange. The surface is smooth, without eyes pressed into the depths. One carrot weighs from 80 to 130 g. The pulp is crisp and sweet. The variety is recognized as one of the best for fresh consumption. For 1 sq. m grows to 5 kg of harvest.

'Chance' is resistant to standard diseases. To reduce the risk of infection with rot, it is recommended to carry out preventive actions in time. Fruit keeping quality is good. They are suitable for long-term storage and retain their taste until March.

Vegetable growers have long appreciated the variety and are actively planting it on their backyard plots. He had a lot of merits. Root crops, due to their juiciness, provide an excellent fortified juice to enhance immunity for all family members.

Advantages

  • classic conical shape;
  • root crops are convenient for processing;
  • good productivity;
  • juicy delicate taste;
  • increased norm of vitamins.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

The best late varieties of carrots

Autumn queen

Rating: 5.0

AUTUMN QUEEN

The first line in this nomination of the rating is occupied by a variety that is very popular among domestic vegetable growers. Harvesting takes place 120-130 days after sprouting. The carrots are very large and elongated. It grows up to 30 cm, and its weight can reach 230 g. The shape is leveled, the tip is slightly pointed. The shaft and flesh have a uniform orange-red color. The taste is excellent. It is sweet and tender.

The variety is used fresh, boiled, baked, stewed. It makes an excellent fortified drink. The yield depends on the region. Stably collected 4-6 kg. In favorable climatic zones, this figure is 8-9 kg. The 'Queen of Autumn' is significantly ahead of other varieties intended for the same planting areas in this parameter.

Root crops are stored until June, although reviews are fine until the new harvest. The variety is not susceptible to typical diseases, resistant to carrot flies and rot. It shows itself perfectly in any conditions: with a lack of light, moisture, hypothermia.

Advantages

  • excellent productivity;
  • high content of vitamins;
  • smooth surface;
  • long keeping quality;
  • resistance to cracking and shooting.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Bayadere

Rating: 4.9

Bayadere

The second place in the rating is occupied by a late-ripening variety, which stands out for its excellent qualities and unpretentious care. The fruits are harvested 135 days after sowing. They are intense orange in color, smooth, without pronounced eyes, conical-cylindrical in shape. In length reach 28-30 cm. Productivity is consistently high. The root crop is completely submerged in the soil, so the color is uniform without a green tint at the top.

Vitamin variety, contains a large amount of carotene. It perfectly retains its qualities until the next harvest. Root crops do not fade, taste and color remain unchanged. In winter, households can enjoy healthy dishes from fresh, stewed, boiled, baked carrots. Culture is chosen not only for individual use. Carrots are actively cultivated for sale and safely transported to remote regions.

Vegetable growers confirm that the variety is little exposed to the attacks of the carrot fly. It is resistant to stalking, reacts well to mechanical harvesting, therefore it is also used on farm plantations.

Advantages

  • attractive even root crops;
  • shelf life – 1 year;
  • high nutritional value;
  • excellent transportability;
  • resistance to bacteria.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Emperor

Rating: 4.8

EMPEROR .

The bronze of the rating is the result of the selection of Russian scientists. The variety was entered into the State Register in 2006 and for a short time was able to become popular among vegetable growers in the central part of the country. The root crop is formed 120-130 days after sowing. It is beautiful, smooth, bright saturated shade, up to 30 cm long. The weight of one carrot can vary from 100 to 180 g. The average yield is 250 c / ha, the maximum recorded is 396 c / ha.

Expert tasting rating – 'excellent'. The pulp is crispy, juicy. The sweet taste and aroma allow the root vegetable to be used for any purpose. It is consumed fresh, added to soups, canned and fresh salads, stewed. The root crop does not form an arrow, does not crack. It is resistant to mechanical stress, so it can be transported over long distances without compromising its appearance.

Storage properties are enhanced. The carrots lie until the next harvest, while not losing their consumer qualities. Summer residents note that the output of marketable products is high – up to 90%. With preventive measures taken, the risk of diseases is reduced to a minimum.

Advantages

  • neat appearance;
  • high transportability;
  • used for personal needs and for sale;
  • resistance to color;
  • excellent keeping quality.

disadvantages

  • not detected.

Flaccoro

Rating: 4.7

FLACCORO

The fourth in the ranking is the Dutch variety, which gives a consistently high yield of large bright orange root crops with a high content of carotene and other nutrients. From 1 sq. m harvest 8-9 kg of carrots 28-30 cm long and weighing 200 g. Ripening occurs 130 days after planting.

The variety is adapted to various climatic conditions. It tolerates temperature extremes and is cold-resistant. Excellent keeping quality distinguishes it among similar varieties. With proper storage, root crops are stored until summer, without losing marketability and taste. High transportability. Culture tolerates long-distance travel. It is resistant to disease, minimally suffering from carrot flies.

Summer residents note that this is one of the best varieties for winter storage, which has a presentable appearance. The combination of useful properties and attractiveness of root crops has made it one of the most popular among domestic vegetable growers, not only in the middle zone, but also in cold regions.

Advantages

  • large even root crops;
  • high carotene content;
  • adaptability to weather conditions;
  • long storage time;
  • immunity to disease.

disadvantages

  • not detected.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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