Carrot 'Scarlet Nantes' 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. Carrot seeds are so small, it's hard to space them so once seedlings begin to appear, thin to three inches apart for optimal harvests. 'Scarlet Nantes' is appreciated for being a sweet, cylindrical, nearly coreless carrot - just what we all expect! 

Botanical Name: Daucus carota
Mature Size: Roots are 6"–7" long at their peak
Light: Full 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: 75 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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