# How Many Carrots Are in A Pound?

Novice gardeners shouldn’t have too much trouble growing a bunch of carrots. All you really have to do is plunge the bottom-sides into the ground and pray for the best. But when it comes harvest time, you’ll want to see how many of them it takes to add up to a pound.

On average, it will take five medium-sized carrots (6 inches long and 1 inch wide) to reach a pound.

In this guide, I’ll explain how to measure 1 pound of carrots by eye, how many baby carrots it takes to reach a pound, and how to start your own backyard carrot garden.

## How Many Carrots in a Pound?

You can evaluate how well your backyard garden harvest is by the weight of the yield. You can also compare your self-grown vegetables to the ones you pick up at a farmer’s market, but don’t be too surprised is your carrots are a lot stubbier than theirs.

So, how do you weigh a pound of carrots without a scale? Simple—memorize their weights by size and multiply how many it would take to reach a pound. As a reference, 1 pound = 16 ounces ≈ 454 grams.

### Small carrots

Small carrots are carrots that are fully grown and measure about 3 to 4 inches long. Their girth is roughly ¾ of an inch wide at its widest point. A single small carrot will usually weigh around 2 ounces. So, you would need roughly 8 of them to get to a pound.

### Medium carrots

A medium carrot has a length range of between 5 and 6 inches long and is roughly 1 inch wide near the greens or fronds. Each medium carrot should clock in at around 2.5 to 3 ounces, meaning that five medium-sized carrots will come in at roughly 1 pound.

### Large carrots

Large carrots, which are usually the ones you can pick up at grocery stores, measure between 6 and 8 inches in length. Their widths vary, but they, too, will usually measure around 1 inch in girth. With each large carrot weighing around 4.4 ounces, you would need slightly less than 4 of them to have a full pound.

### Extra-large carrots

If a carrot measures between 9 and 11 inches, it falls into the extra-large or jumbo carrot category. Each carrot will weigh around 7 ounces, meaning that you would need about 2-1/3 of them to reach 1 pound.