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Carrot 'Chantenay Karoo'

Daucus carota subsp. sativus 'Chantenay Karoo'

Chantenay Karoo is a well-growing, bright orange, pointed variety of carrot, especially cultivated as a hybrid open-pollinated variety suited to South Africa's wide-ranging soils and climates. It can therefore be planted on a wide range of soils.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Harvesting

Chantenay Karoo carrots can be harvested 90-110 days after sowing, or as soon as they have reached the preferred size.

Propagation

Seed
Directly sow 1 cm deep and 5 cm apart, rows should be 30 cm apart. Sowing time in Spring or Summer. Germination time: 14 - 21 days

Special features

Crop rotation
light feeder, rotated as part of the root vegetable group.

Geography

Origin
South Africa
Natural climate
Cool mediterranean climate

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Edible
The taproot is edible.
Medicinal
Carrrots was believed by the Ancient Greeks to be a stomach tonic, it is still widely used in health drinks or juices, particularly for its high levels of vitamins (particularly vitamins A and E).
Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Apiaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
None

Problems

Good tolerance to cracking

Companion plants

Lettuce, onions, radish, tomatoes, basil, parsley, rocket

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