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Red Cored Chantenay Carrot Seed-Carrot-Heirloom Seed Supply

Red Cored Chantenay Carrot Seed

Regular price $2.75 $2.00 Sale

These French heirloom Red Cored Chantenay Carrot Seed are wonderful producers, even in clay soil. (70 days). This variety is perfect for juicing or shredded raw on top of salads with the inner core being a lovely red color. These are one of the sweetest carrots with short, thick roots, 5 1/2" long, taper to blunt end are golden orange on outside with red core.

300+ seed per pack will sow 10 square feet. 88% Germination

Carrot Culture: Very hardy. Early carrots can be sown by late April in the north, earlier in the south as soil temperatures warm to optimal germination temps. Can take up to 3 weeks to germinate; keep rows from drying out for faster emergence. Sow carrots for winter storage in mid-late June. Thinning is critical: At 3" high thin to ½" apart, at 6" thin again to 1" apart. Minimal germination temperature 40°, optimal range 60-85°, optimal temperature 80°. Emergence takes  6 days at 77°.

 Maintaining a good crop rotation and thinning is the best preventive against disease.