Nantes Scarlet - Organic Carrot


Regular price $4.00

Only 1968 items in stock!

Nantes Scarlet Carrots are a must-have for any kitchen! These carrots are heirloom carrots, developed in the late 1850s by Henri Vilmorin, a famous French botanist. They're cylindrical and half long, with 7 inch bright red orange flesh that is fine grained and nearly coreless. The flavor is sweet - perfect for fresh eating, freezing or storage. And they're excellent for juicing! 500mg ~ 350 seeds.

Plant seeds directly in the garden in early spring starting about 2 weeks before average last frost date. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 50-85 degrees. Thin seedlings when they are about 1" high. Successive sowings can be made every two to three weeks. Do not plant if crop will mature in the heat of summer as it may result in poor quality carrots. Planting can resume late summer for a fall harvest. Cut off all but 1" off tops before storing. Even at optimum temperature carrot seed can take up to 18 days to germinate.

Scientific Name: Daucus carota
Days to Maturity: 65-75
Seed Depth: 1/4-1/2"
Days to Sprout: 12-18
Plant Spacing: 1-3"
Row Spacing: 12-24"
Light Requirements: Sunny / shade tolerant
Plant Height: 15-20"
Life Cycle: Biennial
Frost Hardy: Yes