'Chantenay' is a Carrot variety in the Daucus genus with a scientific name of Daucus carota subsp. sativus. Chantenay is generally thought of as a heirloom variety. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Orange. Leaves appear approximately as a Napier green colour.
“Introduced from France in the late 1800s. Blocky, broad-shouldered variety with blunt tip, about 5-1/2” long and 2-1/2" at the shoulder. Deep orange interior. Adaptable to clay and a wide range of soils. A versatile, good winter keeper that is quite tasty, raw or cooked. Stores well in the ground. Becomes sweeter in storage." 1Chantenay grows as a Biennial and is a Vegetable. Being a Biennial, it tends to grow best over the course of two years. Chantenay is known for growing to a height of approximately 15.0 cm (5.85 inches).
France is believed to be where Chantenay originates from.
Chantenay Carrot is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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How to grow Carrot 'Chantenay'
Growing Chantenay from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Chantenay about 14 days before your last frost date.
5.5-7" long but thick with diameter upto 3"This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by early summer.
Carrot 'Chantenay' information
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Chantenay Red Cored
13 Jul 2011
Good carrots, I haven’t harvested any that have split or been eaten by bugs like a couple other varieties that I planted this year. Sweet flavor especially when picked little. Great germination.