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Carrot 'Scarlet Nantes'   

Daucus carota subsp. sativus

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Scarlet Nantes is part of the Daucus genus and is a Carrot variety. Its scientific name is Daucus carota subsp. sativus 'Scarlet Nantes'. Scarlet Nantes is generally thought of as a heirloom open-polliated variety. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Orange. Leaves appear approximately as a   Kelly green colour.

Scarlet Nantes are a large, cylindrical variety of carrot with blunt tips and fine grained, bright orange flesh. Nearly coreless – great flavour, sweet and crunchy.

Great for freezing, juicing – use when mature or as baby carrots.

Roots are 6-8 inches long and ready for harvest in 65-75 days.

Scarlet Nantes grows as a Biennial and is a Vegetable. Being a Biennial, it tends to grow best over the course of two years. Scarlet Nantes is known for growing to a height of approximately 15.0 cm (5.85 inches).

France is believed to be where Scarlet Nantes originates from.

Scarlet Nantes 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 Scarlet Nantes have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Scarlet Nantes

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A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Scarlet Nantes is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions. USDA Hardiness Zone 3 to 11 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Scarlet Nantes needs a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 6.0 to 6.5 (weakly acidic soil).

Growing Scarlet Nantes from seed

Germination of Scarlet Nantes can be slow and uneven – be patient! Ensure that the soil remains moist until germination.

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 Scarlet Nantes about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Scarlet Nantes

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 Scarlet Nantes is a very hardy plant.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Scarlet Nantes about 14 days before your last frost date.

Harvesting Scarlet Nantes

Harvested carrots will be six to seven inches long and one and a half inches wide. They are orange and blunt, and considered a “half long” variety.

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

Other Names for Carrot 'Scarlet Nantes'

Early Coreless, Nantes Scarlet Coreless

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