Carrot Nativa Berlicum


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Variety Description

  • ‘Nativa Berlicum’ Carrots: Known for their long, cylindrical shape, smooth skin, and deep orange color. They are typically sweet and crunchy.

Soil Preparation

  • Soil Type: Loose, well-drained soil is ideal. Heavy, clay-rich soil can hinder root development.
  • Soil pH: Aim for a pH between 6.0 and 7.0.
  • Soil Preparation: Till the soil deeply to remove stones or debris that can obstruct growth. Enrich the soil with organic matter or well-rotted compost.

Climate Considerations

  • Season: In South Africa, carrots can generally be planted throughout the year in most regions, but it’s best to avoid the hottest months.
  • Temperature: Carrots prefer cooler temperatures, ideally between 16°C and 24°C.

Sowing and Transplanting

  • Sowing Directly: Carrots are typically sown directly into the soil as they do not transplant well. Their long taproots can be damaged during the transplanting process.
  • Seed Depth: Sow seeds 6-8 mm deep.
  • Spacing: Space seeds about 2-3 cm apart in rows. Rows should be spaced 30-40 cm apart.
  • Germination: Seeds usually germinate in 14-21 days.

Watering and Care

  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Overwatering can lead to root rot.
  • Thinning: Thin seedlings to about 5-8 cm apart once they are a few centimeters tall to avoid overcrowding.
  • Weeding: Keep the area weed-free without disturbing the roots of the carrots.

Pest and Disease Management

  • Common Pests: Look out for carrot fly, aphids, and root-knot nematodes.
  • Disease Prevention: Good soil drainage and crop rotation help prevent fungal diseases.


  • Maturity: Nativa Berlicum carrots typically take about 70-80 days to mature.
  • Harvesting Signs: Harvest when carrots have reached the desired size and show a rich orange color.
  • Harvesting Method: Gently loosen the soil around the carrot and pull carefully to avoid breaking the root.

Tips for South African Growers

  • Microclimates: Consider your specific regional climate; coastal areas may have different planting windows than inland areas.
  • Water Conservation: In dryer regions, use mulching to conserve soil moisture.

Remember, while these are general guidelines, local conditions and experiences might require adjustments. Consulting with a local agricultural extension service or experienced local gardeners can provide additional insights specific to your area in South Africa.


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