(Daucus carota) Heirloom variety dating back to the 1830's produces stocky roots with broad shoulders and deep orange color. Tops are large and healthy and roots have excellent, sweet flavor-- perfect for juicing. Chantenay's 2.5" wide, tapered roots tolerate compacted soils better than nantes-type carrots. 70 days to harvest. Approximately 150 seeds per packet.
CULTURE: Plant seeds outdoors about 3-5 weeks before the last frost. Prepare bed by tilling and removing any rocks. Sow seeds in furrows 1/8" deep with rows 12-18" apart. Keep soil moist until germination has occurred (10-21 days.) Hint: To keep soil cool and moist during germination, carrot seed can be interplanted with radishes, which are harvested once the carrot seedlings are well established. Thin seedlings to one every 3-4". Successive plantings can be made every 2-3 weeks throughout spring and fall.
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