Carrot Chantenay Red Core Seeds
Info: Carrot `Chantenay Red Core` is a little longer than her sister `Chantenay 2 Red Cored`, but has the same good qualities: the carrots are thick, stump, relatively short and wedge-shaped with a very sweet, fine carrot flavour.
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|