Carrot Red Cored Chantenay HEIRLOOM Seeds

Carrot Red Cored Chantenay HEIRLOOM Seeds

Daucus carota sativus

Item #0277

65-70 days. Red Cored Chantenay has thick roots, up to 21/2" in diameter, averaging 5" to 7" in length. Reliable, heavy yields are common even in heavy, shallow soils and it resists splitting and forking. Red Cored is an excellent variety for juicing, canning, soups, stews, and freezing. Stores for months in a root cellar, growing sweeter with time.

This packet sows four 10-foot rows.

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Days to Emerge:
10 - 25 Days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:

Row Spacing:

When 1" tall, thin to 3" apart

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Successive sowings every 3 weeks until 60 days before first fall frost. In climates with lows above 25°F, grow all winter.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Harvesting: For best flavor and texture, harvest Red Cored Chantenay carrots at their optimal size of 5"-7" long and 2"-21/2" in diameter. Peak harvest period lasts about 3 weeks. Late summer sown carrots are sweetened after having been kissed by light frost, but please harvest before soil freezes, which would destroy the crop. If you live in a climate that doesn't fall below 20°F, leave carrots in the ground for storage provided they are heavily mulched, and harvest as needed flavor declines from the moment they are cut.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford

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