rainbowgardener wrote:Also, and being in LA, this may be your issue, excessive temps especially over a long period of time, makes them more bitter. You can work against this by keeping them well watered and mulched, keeps the soil cooler.
Carrots are cool weather crops. In LA, you will do better if you plant more carrot seed in Sept to grow through the fall/winter. Your fall/winter grown carrots are likely to taste a lot better than your summer grown ones did.
I'm guessing it's the heat, because I'm right around 90 days right now, so I don't think they're immature or really old, and their on a drip system, so the soil's been constantly moist since sowing.
I just purchased a pack of [url=https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0032G6NFK]Little Finger seeds[/url], so I'll see how those do.
If my present carrot patch is too bitter for us to eat I'll just pull them up and feed them to the neighbors' horses. They're not picky
Sunset 23/USDA 11a, Elev. 783', Frost free since 8,000 BC. Plagued by squirrels, gophers, and peafowl, but coming to terms with it!