Daucus carota subsp. sativus
An improved Chantenay-type, this smooth, deep orange carrot grows to 7" long and 2" in diameter. Bred to thrive in sub-tropical areas, it produces high quality, uniform roots in summer for fall harvest. The uniform plant has high tolerance to heat and leaf blight.
- Mild season annual
- Approx. 1000-1500 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- 332,000 seed count per pound.
- Maturity: Approx. 85-100 days
- Planting season: Spring to early summer
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Cultivation: Prepare fertile, deeply dug, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring to early summer in a sunny location. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Thin by cutting tops to avoid disturbing remaining roots. Mulch to keep soil cool, conserve moisture and to keep exposed "shoulders" from turning green and bitter. Another option is to hill soil over the shoulders. Root quality is best when soil temperatures are 60F to 70F.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Can be eaten fresh, juiced or added to stir-fries, curries and soups.