Q What is splitting on carrots?
A This is when carrot roots split, generally lengthwise – and there may be several of these longitudinal splits – often penetrating to the core, on any one root. Secondary rot-causing organisms may enter the damaged flesh and cause extensive discolouration and deterioration. If lifted promptly, the split carrot may appear perfectly sound.
Q What can I do if my carrots have split?
A You can use split carrots for cooking. As soon as you pull any split carrots, start to water regularly to prevent others from splitting.
Q How can I prevent carrots splitting?
A This problem occurs almost exclusively as a result of erratic moisture levels in the soil, so before sowing, improve the soil texture by incorporating plenty of bulky organic matter. Then when the
crop is growing, water regularly so that the soil is kept just moist at all times.