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Red Cored Chantenay Carrots

Red Cored Chantenay carrots

Red Cored Chantenay carrots

Red Cored Chantenay carrots

Red Cored Chantenay carrots

These carrots grow to about 5 or 6 inches, with a thick root that gives them a stubby appearance. The Red Cored Chantenay carrots are brilliant orange on the outside with a rich red core at the center. They’re an all-purpose carrot, perfect for soups, salads, slaws, and more. Just give them some loose soil free of stones, and they’re good to go!

Sun Exposure

  • full sun (six to eight hours) to partial shade

Soil pH

  • 6.0 to 7.0

Hardiness Zones

  • 3 to 10


  • thin to 4 inches apart
  • space rows 12 inches


  • 1 to 1.5 inches per week; don’t let soil dry out


  • direct sow; carrots do not transplant well
  • sow in late spring after danger of heavy frost is past
  • sow fall crop mid-summer in milder regions
  • these grow to about 6 inches long; make sure soil is loose and unobstructed
  • 65 days to maturity

Do you grow Red Cored Chantenay carrots? If so, please tell us your top tips for ensuring a delicious harvest.


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