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North Dakota Home Garden Cultivar Trials

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Early Nantes carrot trial
Trials for 2016

Our seed catalog for 2016 is available. We are accepting orders and online ordering is available. Seeds will continue to be shipped through early June. All gardeners are welcome to join our project!

Each trial is a comparison of two cultivars (see photo). You receive two packets of seeds, two row labels, a 10-foot string, and a simple data sheet. You grow the two cultivars and tell us which cultivar germinated better, produced a higher yield and tasted better. We want to know which cultivar you recommend for other gardeners in our state. The trials are fun and easy.

Results from the trials lead to our recommendations of cultivars for gardeners in North Dakota

Hundreds of gardeners participate in our trials every year. They are introduced to new cultivars and most produce higher yields in their gardens. Join us!

For more information, please contact Tom Kalb, Department of Plant Sciences.


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