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 Carrot ' Chantenay Red core '

Daucus carota sativus. Non-GMO. Heirloom.


65-70 days.

The Chantenay Red Core carrot seeds produce blunt roots that can grow up to six inches long. The core of each carrot is a beautiful dark orange color, giving it a unique look when it is sliced. Carrots are sweet and tender, but have a nice crunch when they are eaten raw as well. This variety should be grown in full sun in zones three to nine, and does best in sandy or heavy soil. The Chantenay Red Core carrot is ready to be harvested at around sixty eight days



Plant life cycle: hardy annual

Site: Sun

Days to mature :65-70 days

Seed depth:1/4"

Plant spacing: 1"

Row spacing: 18-24"

Approx seeds per packet : 1/32 oz


How to grow:

Before Planting: Carrots require well-drained soils, with a pH range of 6.0-7.0. Till the area so you have deep, loose, and fertile. Mix in sandy and peat moss for best results which will help give good moisture retention and straight, smooth roots.



 Sow from early Spring to Midsummer, space seeds 1″ apart (about 15-20 seeds/ft.), 1/4- 1/2″ deep, in single rows 16-24″ apart. Sprinkle the soil surface to keep moist. Don’t allow soil to crust before the emergence of seedlings which takes 1-3 weeks, depending on temperature and moisture. Thin young seedlings to 1-2″ apart, depending on root size desired.


Watering: Water at least 1 inch per week.


Fertilizer: Mulch can be spread lightly around the carrots. Keep up on weeding, and fertilizer can be used five weeks after planting.


Days to Maturity: Carrots are ready for harvest two-and-a-half months after planting, when their diameter reaches about a half-inch or desired size. 


Harvesting: Carrots may be dug any time after they reach the desired size. Generally the best harvest period lasts about 3 weeks. Cool Fall weather will increase sugars and taste during harvest. Sow new seeds every 2-3 weeks for continuous supply of carrots.


Tips: Plant carrots intended for winter storage about 100 days before expected fall frost. Carrots store best at 32°F and 98% relative humidity.

Carrot ' Chantenay Red core ' NonGmo

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