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Carrot 'Nantes'

Daucus carota subsp. sativus 'Nantes'

Scarlet Nantes, Early Coreless(Eng.) , Wortel (Afr.)

Carrots produce large edible tap roots that can range in colour from white to yellow, red and purple depending on the variety. Nantes carrots are orange, long and cylindrical with a blunt end. Uses: Culinary

Planning

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

Harvesting

Carrots can be harvested 8 - 12 weeks after sowing, or as soon as they have reached the preferred size.

Propagation

Seed
Direct sow seeds 1 cm deep and rows 30 cm apart. Germination occurs in 10 to 20 days after which the seedlings should be thinned. Sowing time - Spring/Summer or right through the year in warmer climates.

Special features

Crop rotation
Do not plant root crops on the same soil to prevent soil diseases. Rotate with other crops.

Geography

Origin
France Nantes Developed in the 1850's by Henri Vimorin
Natural climate
Cool climate

Environment

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

Uses

Edible
The taproot is edible fresh, cooked or preserved.
Medicinal
High vitamin A value! The beta-carotene helps good eye-sight.
Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Apiaceae
Flower colour
White or creamy yellow
Scent
None

Problems

Pest and disease resistant

Companion plants

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

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