'Red Cored Chantenay' has 6″-long, thick, blunt roots, making it reliable even in heavy or shallow soils. Expect big yields that resist splitting and forking. An excellent variety for juicing, canning, freezing, and cooking in soups and hearty stews. Excellent storage carrot, growing sweeter with time.
Botanical Name: Daucus carota
Days to Maturity: 65–70 days
Native: Africa, Eurasia
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant biennial grown as an annual
Plant Dimensions: Roots are 5″–7″ long at their peak.
Variety Information: Broad-shouldered roots with thick, tapered, blunt ends. Deep orange with a red-orange core. 'Red Cored Chantenay' is a Chantenay type carrot.
Attributes: Good for Heavy Soil
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 45°F, ideally 60°–85°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 10 to 12 weeks before your average first fall frost date. In very warm climates, carrots are grown primarily in fall, winter, and spring.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended; root disturbance stunts growth.
Days to Emerge: 10–25 days
Seed Depth: ¼”
Seed Spacing: 1″
Row Spacing: 6″
Thinning: When 1″ tall, thin to 1 every 3″
Harvesting: For best flavor and texture, harvest carrots any time before, and until they reach their optimal size. Peak harvest period lasts about 3 weeks, longer in the fall. Late summer-sown carrots are sweetened after having been kissed by light frost; however, harvest before soil freezes, which may destroy the crop. In USDA zone 5 or warmer, carrots can be left in the ground for storage provided they are heavily mulched; harvest as needed on days the ground is not frozen.
This packet sows up to 40 feet. 510 seeds.