Carrot - Chantenay Red Core Seeds, Mr Fothergill's - Floral Acres Greenhouse & Garden Centre

Carrot - Chantenay Red Core Seeds, Mr Fothergill's

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Chantenay Red Cored 2 Carrot. One of the most popular storage varieties. Orange-scarlet roots are smooth, even-shaped and free from eyes. The meaty carrots are 15cm (6in) long and 2.5cm (1in) thick with a sweet taste. A garden staple that is a good choice for soils that tend to be a little heavier.

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Light Requirement: Full Sun
Planting Method: Direct Seed
Growth Habit: Root Crop
Days to Emergence: 14
Days to Harvest 72
Height: 45 - 60cm (15 - 18in)

How to Grow

Carrots will grow well in any open, well cultivated, deep garden soil. As the seed is quite small, mix it with some sand when sowing. Once soil temperature rises above 7.5 C (45 F), sow seed about 7-15mm (1/4-1/2in) deep in rows spaced 45-60cm (18-24in) apart. Sow seed at 5 day intervals over several weeks. Keep the seedbed evenly moist during the 2 week germination period but avoid crusting over the soil as this will greatly reduce the number of seedlings that emerge. Thin the seedlings during the early stages of growth until they are 5cm (2in) apart. Keep the plants evenly watered, weed free and avoid high nitrogen fertilizers. Harvest any time after the carrot roots develop good colour.
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