Carrot 'Red Cored Chantenay' Seed Pack

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Carrots are one of those root vegetables that we tend to take for granted, but truly delicious carrots are sometimes tricky to grow. Many the gardener has been disappointed to find that their carrots are misshapen, not as big as anticipated, or were attacked by critters in the soil. 'Red Cored Chantenay' is a thicker, blunt shaped carrot that grows well in heavier soils with less splitting or forking. This variety is excellent for cooking and stores well, getting sweeter with time.

Botanical Name: Daucus carota
Mature Size: 5" - 7" long at peak
Light: Sun to partial sun
Cold Hardiness: Frost-tolerant biennial grown as an annual
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 45°F, ideally 60°–85°F
When to Start Inside: Not recommended; root disturbance stunts growth.
Special Germination Instructions: Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 10 to 12 weeks before your average first fall frost date.
Days to Emerge: 10 - 25 days
Seed Depth: 1/4"
Seed Spacing: 1"
Row Spacing: 6"
Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 3"
Maturity Date: 65 -70 days
When to Harvest: For best flavor and texture, harvest carrots any time before, and until they reach their optimal size
Additional Info: Carrots left in the ground will benefit in flavor from light frost but harvest before heavy freeze.
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