Nantes is part of the Daucus genus and is a Carrot variety. Its scientific name is Daucus carota subsp. sativus 'Nantes'. Nantes is generally thought of as a heirloom variety. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours: Dark orange. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as Kelly green colour.
Bright orange nearly core-less root to 17 cm, also good for juicing.An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Nantes is known for growing to a height of approximately 15.0 cm (5.85 inches).
France is believed to be where Nantes originates from.
Typically, Nantes Carrot is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.
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Sow in deep, well-worked, stone-free soil after danger of heavy frost from spring to midsummer. Keep seeds moist after sowing directly. Can cover with hessian or similar until germination. Do not transplant, as crooked roots may result. Cultivate periodically or mulch to control weeds. Keep soil evenly moist.
Sunny spot. Thin to 20-50 mm and use thinnings as baby carrots.
Rotate crops to prevent disease build-up.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Nantes about 14 days before your last frost date.
By our calculations, you should look at planting out Nantes about 14 days before your last frost date.
6-7" long, less than 2" thick.Expect harvests to start to occur in early summer.
Originated in Central Asia. Used by ancient Greek physicians as astomach tonic,known in Roman times and widely used as a vegetable by the 13th century.
Scarlet Nantes, Early Coreless, Nantaise