A large, white, long, tapered carrot with green shoulders that raise a little above the ground.
A Dutch heirloom that has been grown in NZ for a long time. One of the Henry Harrington Collection, it is a large, white, long, tapered carrot with green shoulders that raise a little above the ground. At their best cooked, great for flavouring soups and stews as they are used commercially in vegetable stock production, although we also eat raw grated into salads. Baby White Belgiums make a great snack for the kids!
Direct sow in early Spring and Late Summer in rows 20cm apart for an almost constant supply. Cover with shade cloth until seed germinates and gets established. Can be sown in trays and transplanted when true leaves emerge if there are large slug/snail populations. Fan out little plants in prepared trenches similar to planting leeks.