Variety from France
Developed in the area of the town of Nantes, France, this classic carrot is famous for its flavor and a big crunch. The bright orange flesh is fine-grained with almost no core.
Developed in the area of the town of Nantes, France, this classic carrot is famous for flavor and a big crunch. Bright orange flesh is fine grained with almost no core. Roots average 6-7” long with blunt ends and small to medium tops. Shorter roots make the Scarlet Nantes carrot successful in some soils where longer-rooted varieties have trouble developing fully.
Using a trowel, dig out narrow drills 2cm (3/4inch) deep and 12cm (8inches) apart. Carrot seed is fine - the easiest way to sow is to empty some seed from the packet into the palm of your left hand and and take small pinches of seed with your right hand fingers, dropping a couple of seeds every 2.5cm (1 inch) along the narrow drills. Sow the seed thinly to avoid too much thinning out later. Cover the seeds with fine soil very gently firming it down. Water with a fine spray if the conditions are dry. The seedlings should start to appear 15 to 20 days later.
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|How to Grow||Direct Sow|
|Planting Depth||1/4 inch|
|Planting Time||Cool Season|
|Seed Spacing||1/2 inch|
|Row Spacing||12-15 inches|
|Space After Thinning||1-2 inches|
|Days to Germination||6-53|
|Days to Harvest||65|
|Ways to Grow||Small Gardens|
|In the Kitchen||Freezing, Roasting, Salads, Steaming|
|Estimated Mature Height||8-12 inches tall|
|Is It Heirloom?||Yes|
|Is It Organic?||Yes|
|Ships to Worldwide||Yes|
Note that wherever the number of seeds is indicated in grams, there may be more or fewer seeds in the package because the seeds are not the same size and weight.
If indicated in grams, the number of seeds loses relevance and is only there to show the approximate number of seeds in the package.
For example "Price for pack of 50 (1g) seeds." so you are not buying the number of seeds but the weight.