Royal Chantenay Carrots have a triangular, conical shaped root with broad shoulders and rounded tip. This is a sweet variety of carrot with crisp, orange flesh and tender texture. Hard working farmers have combined modern farming methods with traditional values to revive the Chantenay carrot, a variety that has not been widely available since the 1960s. It’s stubby shape makes it good for shallow soils. Very cold hardy. Start outdoors in very early spring. Germination may be slow during cool seasons, so mark rows for easy identification.
Planting Tips for Royal Chantenay Carrots
Sow directly into loose, fertile garden soil with just enough soil covering to anchor the seeds 2-4 weeks before last frost date. For continued production, sow seeds again in 3 week intervals until mid summer. Keep soil moist without allowing it to crust over before the seedlings emerge. Thin the young seedlings to 2″ and fertilize when plants are 4″ tall. Pull roots when carrots are of sufficient size and color to meet your needs.
Leaf lettuce, onions and tomatoes are friends with carrots, so feel free to plant them together. Dill and parsnips should be planted away from your carrots.
Germ: 12-18 days
Maturity: 65-75 days
Net Wt. per Packet: 2 grams
Approximate Seed Count: 1,380 Seeds/Packet