Red Cored Chantenay Carrot Seeds - (Daucus carota v. sativus)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 500 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 60-75 days
- Days to Germination:
- 6-21 days @ 50-75F
- Plant Spacing:
- Light Preference:
- Full sun
- Soil Requirements:
- Light, sandy or humus, well drained soil
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Red Cored Chantenay Carrot - Great Carrot Taste
This crisp, tender, sweet, and crunchy carrot is large bodied, deep red-orange to center. Fine grained smooth refined shape with wide shoulders great for bunching. It was introduced from French seed company Vilmorin-Andrieux in the late 1800s and a beloved American heirloom since about 1929.
Sweetens in storage, making it the perfect Fall and Winter garden candidate. For table use, canning, juicing, freezing or storage. Heavy producer, even in heavier soils.
Carrots originated in Europe and Central Asia. The first cultivated variety had branching purple roots and is believed to have been developed in Afghanistan. It migrated to the Mediterranean in the 14th century and then northwards. The orange varieties were developed in the Netherlands in the 17th century.
Coarsely or finely grated carrots are eaten raw as a salad. They are one of the most widely used vegetables they are cut, sliced, diced, cooked, steamed or juiced. Carrots are included in soups and stews and used in sauces and stocks.
Give carrots a good twist when you pull them up so that the leaves do not break off in your hand, but once they are up, cut off the leaves right away. Carrot tops may look pretty, but they keep growing and draw moisture and nourishment out of the roots, leaving them limp, wrinkled and tasteless.