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Imperator 58 Carrot
'Imperator 58' carrots.
Imperator 58 Carrot
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Imperator 58

75 days — Also known as 'Long Imperator 58', the roots reach six to seven and one-half inches in length, are deep-orange colored, and taper to a blunt point. It is excellent fresh from the garden and also stores well. Originally bred for market growers and for shipping. An improved version of the 1933 "All-America Selection®" winner.

The original 'Imperator' was developed by Associated Seed Growers, Inc. as a stabilized a cross between 'Nantes' and 'Chantenay' and introduced in 1928.[1] 'Long Imperator 58' was bred by Ferry-Morse Seed Company and introduced in 1963.[2] Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 650 seeds.

  1. "Descriptions of Types of Principal American Varieties of Orange-Fleshed Carrots," USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 361, May, 1940.
  2. "Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America - Carrots, Lists 1-27 Combined, " Edited by Philipp W. Simon, USDA/ARS, Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706.

Although the description of this variety contains a modern company's name, the seed we are offering is in no way sourced from, "owned by" or connected with that company. It is simply included as a historical reference giving credit to the seedsman that originally released it.
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Big, Tasty carrots, love 'em
These carrots grow big and fast, I will always have these in my garden, I like to try other varieties, sometimes they don't do well, I'm not the best gardener so probably my fault, but the Imperator 58's always do well for me.
Reviewed by: Todd Scholz from Northern Minnesota. on 3/10/2015
Best carrots I have tried so far.
I found this carrot variety to grow well. I had quite a few blow up on me. Some forking. Very little carrot fly issues. Mice love them. The flavor is alright. Nothing special.
Reviewed by: Daniel Baldwin from Holley, Oregon. on 12/21/2014
Have faith, they're there!
I had these in the ground for 4 months. I didn't see any shoulders popping up, so I figured they weren't growing. I finally decided to pull them and plant something else. Boy, was I surprised to be holding in my hand a bunch of full grown carrots! Most were about 6 or 7 inches long, ranging from 1 to 2 inches wide. Vibrant orange color and delicious taste. Besides not being able to know if they were ready, this is an excellent breed. They practically laughed at the hard freezes that came through this winter.
Reviewed by: Abigail Ridgard from central Florida. on 3/18/2014
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