Carrot, Scarlet Nantes
- Bright red-orange
- Great flavor, nearly coreless
- Good for use as baby carrots
- Cylindrical roots grow to 7 inches
- Widely adapted, stores well
- 65-75 days
- ±21,000 seeds/oz
(aka Early Coreless) Dates to the 1850s; original seed developed by Vilmorin in France. Cylindrical roots are 7" long with blunt tips. Fine-grained bright red-orange flesh is nearly coreless. Great flavor, sweet and brittle. Good when used as baby carrots. Excellent for freezing and juicing. Widely adapted, stores well. 65-75 days. ±21,000 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow it
This crop can be direct seeded into warm soil after the last spring frost. If you sow a section or row every two or three weeks, you can get a continuous crop.
These seeds can be broadcast evenly in sections of the garden or planted in rows and thinned to 2-3 inches apart. Plant your seeds 1/8-1/4 in. deep.
Keep the soil around these plants moist until the seed has germinated and weed free throughout the growing season. Mulching the soil around the plants will help keep the roots cool.
Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.