Split roots

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A split carrot root

Much more serious than forking, split roots will not store. Split roots are caused by heavy rain or watering after a long, dry spell.

Symptoms[edit]

Roots are split.

Treatment[edit]

None. Use split roots immediately.

Prevention[edit]

Water regularly at times of drought. Apply a mulch of peat or compost around the crop during dry weather.

Examples[edit]