Carrot Chantenay 2 Red Cored Seeds
Info: Carrot Chantenay originated from the Chantenay region of France. It is deservedly well known, a popular small, sweet variety of carrot with orange-red flesh and a fine crisp texture, particularly popular with children. The small carrots are perfect for container growing and excellent for both early and successional sowing.
Chantenay carrots are extremely versatile: delicious in salads or served as crudités, they can be chargrilled, baked, steamed, or used stir-fry.
Sowing & cultivation: Sow from Febuary under cloches or fleece. Can be sown outdoors as late as August. Sow them as thinly as possible, this reduces the amount of thinning necessary. Mix the seeds with a handful of sharp sand and sow the seeds and sand together. Plants should be kept well watered and carrots prefer a sandy, well-drained soil. Too much nitrogen will cause the carrots to grow hairy little roots all up and down the carrot.
|Botanical name||Daucus carota|
|Sowing||from Feb. in cold frames, from Apr to Aug outdoors|
|Location||Sandy, well-drained soil|