Red Core Chantenay - Organic Carrot


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Red Core Chantenay carrots are a classic French variety that were introduced in the 1830s. These carrots are bright orange, tender and sweet, with a crunchy texture. They grow to about 5-7" long and are heavy yielders. Red Core Chantenays rarely split and can be grown in heavier soils. They sweeten in storage, making them an ideal choice for winter meals. Stores well. 750mg ~ 500 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: 60-75
Seed Depth: 1/4-1/2"
Days to Sprout: 12-18
Plant Spacing: 1-3"
Row Spacing: 1-2'
Light Requirements: Sunny / shade tolerant
Plant Height: 15-20"
Life Cycle: Biennial
Frost Hardy: Yes

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Sherwin Forde

This is our first time planting carrots and we are very happy with this variety.

We're so glad you found our Red Core Chantenay Carrot Seed to be a good fit for your first time planting carrots, Sherwin. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review!

Thomas Gregelevich
Carrots : chantdenay

Did not germinate

Hi Thomas, We are sorry these didn't germinate for you. Quality is very important to us, which is why all of our seed is tested by a third-party laboratory, ensuring germination rates exceed industry standards. Carrot seed can take up to 2 weeks to germinate and soil should be at least 45 degrees F before planting. Carrots need consistent moisture before and after germination, 1-1.5' of water a week. Carrot seedlings are weak and may have trouble pushing through crusted soil. Make sure that your soil is soft and loamy. We are always here to help troubleshoot issues you may come upon. We will reach out to see how we can help. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.