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Farm and Feeds > Carrots > Chantenay Red Cored | Ritchie Feed & Seed Inc.
One of our most popular storage varieties. Orange-scarlet roots are smooth, even-shaped and free from eyes. The meaty carrots are 15 cm (6″) long and 2.5 cm (1″) thick with a sweet taste. A garden staple that is a good choice for soils that tend to be a little heavier.
HOW TO GROW
850 seeds/gram Carrots will grow well in any open, wellcultivated, deep garden soil. As the seed is quite small, mix it with some sand when sowing. Once soil temperature rises above 7.5 C (45F), sow seed about 7-15 mm (1/4-1/2″) deep in rows spaced 45-60 cm (18- 24″) apart. Stagger several sowings over the next few weeks. Keep the seedbed evenly moist during the 3 week germination period. Thin the seedlings during the early stages of growth until they are 5 cm (2″) apart. Keep the plants evenly watered, weed free and avoid high nitrogen fertilizers. Harvest any time after the carrot roots develop good colour.
Life Cycle: Biennial
Propagation: Sow Direct
Days to Emergence: 14
Light: Full Sun
Growth Habit: Sturdy
Height: Medium Tall (30 to 70 cm)
Frost Tolerance: Frost Hardy
Days to Harvest: 72
Degree of Difficulty: Easy
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