Carrot Nantes is an excellent variety which is bright red-orange medium sized roots with nearly core-less, good texture and flavor.
Nantes carrots are best suited for both raw and cooked applications such as roasting, steaming, baking, grilling, and boiling.
Specifications for Carrot Nantes
Planting Depth: 1/2 inch
Days to Germination: 10-24
Spacing: 1/2 inch apart and in rows 1 to 2″ apart
Cultivation advice for Carrot Nantes
Dig or till the carrot bed deeply when the soil is on the dry side to avoid making lumps.
Work the soil to a fine texture 15-25cm (6-10 in.) deep to allow the carrot roots to grow long and shapely.
Avoid freshly-manured soil, which may produce hairy, rough roots and will cause forks and splits
Plant carrots in 1/2 inch deep, 1/2 inch apart and in rows 1 to 2″ apart.
Carrots grow best with full sun and in deeply worked soil with a fine, weed-free seedbed.
When plants have established, thin the crop to 1 to 4″ of spacing to reduce competition.
In dry weather, make a 2″ deep furrow, plant seeds, and cover with 1/4 inch soil.
Timely apply fertilizers (Recommended Master Grower).
Dispose of thinned seedlings to avoid attracting Carrot Fly.
As they grow, push soil up over any exposed roots to prevent a green shoulder.
The carrots are ready to harvest when the carrot has turned bright orange.
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