Red Cored Chantenay Main Season Carrot

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Red Cored Chantenay Main Season Carrot

Daucus carota
(70 days) Open-pollinated. According to William Woys Weaver, this heirloom originated in France around 1879 and “needs no improvement.” Produces 5–7" thick red-orange roots that have had excellent carroty flavor in our September taste tests. Dependable performer does well in heavy soils. The storage carrot of choice for Jay and Polly Armour of Four Winds Farm in Gardiner, NY. Devoted customers at their monthly winter markets esteem its taste.


2058 Red Cored Chantenay
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Price
A: 1/8oz for $2.00  
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B: 1/2oz for $5.00  
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C: 1oz for $7.00  
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D: 4oz for $12.00  
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E: 1lb for $25.00  
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K: 5lb for $120.00   ($114.00)
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Additional Information

Carrots

  • ⅛ oz packet sows 35 ft; 1 oz, 280 ft. 1 gram packet has more than 400 seeds and sows about 10 ft.
  • Carrots average 18,000 seeds/oz with significant variations among varieties.
  • Days to maturity are from seedling emergence after direct sowing.

Culture: Very hardy. Early carrots can be sown by late April. For fall crop or winter storage, seed in early summer. Minimal germination temperature 40°, optimal range 60–85°. Can take up to 3 weeks to germinate; keep rows from drying out for faster emergence. Thinning is critical: At 3" high thin to ½" apart, at 6" thin again to 1-2" apart.

Diseases:

  • ALTS: Alternaria Leaf Spot
  • PM: Powdery Mildew
  • BR: Black Rot
  • TLS: Target Leaf Spot
  • LR: Licorice Rot

ALTS shows up first on the oldest foliage as brown-black spots edged with yellow. Foliage blackens and shrivels as it develops and spreads. Maintaining a good crop rotation is the best preventive.