Perfect for home and market gardens! Chantenay Red Cored Carrot (Daucus carota) yields thick, 4- to 7-inch long roots that are deep orange in color. Sweet, smooth and crisp, they’re chock-full of nutrition and often juiced or eaten fresh. Thrives in heavy soils! (75 days) Learn How to Grow Carrots here.
Each packet contains approximately 800 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Crops may be sown throughout spring and summer months at 2 to 3 week intervals, until about 1 month before first frost in fall. Sow thickly in rows 1 foot apart or broadcast in 1 to 1-1/2 inch wide raised beds. When tops are 1 to 2 inches tall thin plants to 2 inches apart.
Harvest at finger size for best texture and flavor. Watering prior to harvest makes pulling easier. Extend storage life by cutting off all but 1 inch of the leaves and stem. Do NOT store near apples or pears. These fruits produce a gas that will cause them to become bitter.