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Carrot 'Chantenay Red Cored'     

Daucus carota subsp. sativus

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Chantenay Red Cored is a popular variety of Carrot, which belongs to the Daucus genus (Daucus carota subsp. sativus 'Chantenay Red Cored'). Chantenay Red Cored is generally thought of as a heirloom open-polliated variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Anti-flash white. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Carrot orange and   Red-orange. Leaves appear approximately as a   Office Green colour.

Very broad and short root. Orange-red colour throughout. Sweet and tender.
Suited to heavy soils.

This heirloom grows 5-7 inch roots in 65-75 days. Stores all winter in a root cellar.

Short and thick roots that have a golden orange color and taper to a blunt end.

A type of Vegetable, it mainly grows as an Annual/Perennial plant - which means it typically can have a varying lifetime - from 1 year to several. Chantenay Red Cored is known for its Stemless habit and growing to a height of approximately 15.0 cm (5.85 inches).

Afghanistan is believed to be where Chantenay Red Cored originates from.

Chantenay Red Cored 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.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Chantenay Red Cored have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Chantenay Red Cored

  • Full Sun

  • High

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Do not transplant as crooked roots may develop.

Chantenay Red Cored likes a position of full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Chantenay Red Cored is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil is loamy and sandy and has a ph of between 6.0 and 6.5 as Carrot is a weakly acidic soil loving plant.

Growing Chantenay Red Cored from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.39 inches (1.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.23 inches (0.6 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Chantenay Red Cored about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Chantenay Red Cored

Sow in deep, well-worked, stone-free soil after danger of heavy frost from spring to midsummer. Do not transplant, as crooked roots may result. Cultivate periodically or mulch to control weeds. Keep soil evenly moist.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Chantenay Red Cored is a very hardy plant.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Chantenay Red Cored about 14 days before your last frost date.

Harvesting Chantenay Red Cored

Large stump-rooted carrot with a red center.

Matures in about 70 to 75 days. The top of the carrot should be visible and orange.

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late spring.

Latest Carrot 'Chantenay Red Cored' Reviews

  • The only one of the three varieties of carrot I planted that grew, and they grew very well in my cold clay soil. Also they did not have any problems with pests and are sweet, unsplit, and crunchy.

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