Organic Red Cored Chantenay Carrot - Daucus carota
Developed in the Chantenay region of France in the 18th century, this gem of a carrot remains popular with top chefs to this day. This amazing root lost "commercial" appeal due to mechanization of the food industry because of its short, wide shouldered stature. But those who know carrots have brought it back in the ongoing Food Renaissance.
Sweet, crisp with deep "carrot" flavor and no need to peel. They are one of the best fresh and sliced on the table. Try them juiced, shredded in salad, lightly steamed, roasted, in soups or stew, and stir fried. Chantenay pairs well with almonds, butter, cream, cheddar, Parmesan and pecorino, ginger, cardamon, potatoes, garlic, mushrooms, shallots and balsamic vinegar to name a few potentials.
- Biennial: For seed saving
- Sun: Partial- Full
- Direct Sow: 25 days before last frost
- Seed Count: 600
- Days to Maturity: 60-100
- Plant Size: 9"-12"
Wet soil before planting. Mix seeds with coffee grounds for better seed distribution. While seeds are germinating, keep soil evenly moist. Apply mulch once established. Prefers cool, moist soil. Plant every 3 weeks for successive harvest.
Should be directly seeded directly into the soil. They do not want their roots disrupted and want to be able to send them down as soon as they are planted.