Scarlet Nantes Carrot

Daucus carota

$4.95

235 seeds
VALUE SIZE: 1/16 oz (approx 1125 seeds)
72 days. Scarlet Nantes is a classic, heirloom, dual purpose carrot. It is crisp, moist, sweet and tender. Roots are orange, mostly cylindrical with a blunted tip, and grow to about 6" long. We love nantes type carrots because they can be grown for early spring eating as well as winter storage. Scarlet Nantes is a "market standard" variety, popular among farmers and old-school gardeners in Europe and the U.S. for its sweet flavor, reliable growth, and satisfying crunchy texture.

Carrots grow best in loose soil. Sow seeds directly outdoors April 15 – July 31, ¼” deep, ½” apart in rows 20” apart. Keep seeds consistently moist (you can cover them with row cover fabric to help keep them moist by shading them). Days to germination: 7-21 days (depending on soil temperature). Carrots need full sun, regular water, and to be kept well weeded. Carrots will be sweeter when grown during cooler weather. Sow seeds every 3 weeks for a continuous supply of carrots.