Chantenay Red (Carrots)

Chantenay Red (Carrots)

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Chantenay Red Carrots Seeds are a popular Heirloom variety, Introduced in 1929. The Orange-Scarlet Roots are smooth, even-shaped and free from eyes. The meaty carrots are 15cm (6") Long & 2.5cm (1") Thick with a Sweet taste. A garden staple that is a good choice for soils that tend to be a little heavier.

Direct Sow: Carrots will grow well in any open, well cultivated, deep garden soil. As the seed is quite small, mix it with some sand when sowing. Once soil temperature rises above 7.5 C (45 F), sow seed about 7-15 mm (1/4-1/2″) deep in rows spaced 45-60 cm (18- 24″) apart. Sow seed at 5 day intervals over the several weeks. 

Keep the seedbed evenly moist during the 2 week germination period but avoid crusting over the soil as this will greatly reduce the number of seedlings that emerge. Thin the seedlings during the early stages of growth until they are 5 cm (2″) apart. Keep the plants evenly watered, weed free and avoid high nitrogen fertilizers. Harvest any time after the carrot roots develop good colour.

72 Days to Maturity, Biennial, Harvest as an Annual.