Carrot – Red Cored Chantenay

$3.48

The ultimate carrot for winter cultivation and storage. Wide shoulders, dense flesh, and great flavour. Very crunchy. Grows well in heavy soil, strong tops and wedge shape make for easy harvest. 75 days to harvest. One of the sweetest, this variety was introduced in 1929 by C.C. Morse & Company. It is a large stump-rooted carrot with a deep red-orange center, great for juicing or fresh eating. A good market variety that is smooth and refined in shape. Short, thick roots, 5 1/2″ long, taper to blunt end are golden orange.

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Description

Botanical name
Daucus carota

Family
Apiaceae

Spacing
Thin to 16 seeds per square foot in 4 rows of 4.

Depth
Sprinkle the tiny seeds on top of the soil, then sprinkle soil on top of the seeds. When dispersing the seeds, try to respect the final 16 plants per square foot spacing so you don’t have to spend too much time thinning the plants when they sprout.

Requirements
Full sun. Warm weather to germinate, cool to mature. pH around 6-6.5

Germination
Seeds will sprout in 14-21 days.

Pests
We have not had any pests or diseases with our carrots in all the years we have been growing them in the city.

Timing
Carrots like warm weather to germinate and cool weather to mature. The best time to plant them in our climate is for the fall harvest. Direct sow at the end of August or early September to harvest in October or November.

Growing
Thin seeds to one per spot. Very low-maintenance vegetable. Just make sure your soil is loose and friable. If the carrot root encounters a rock or clump of soil, it will split to go around the obstacle.

Harvest
65 days

Season
Cool, annual

Links
Thinning and transplanting carrot seedlings
Harvesting carrots
How to harvest carrots and beets