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!
- full sun (six to eight hours) to partial shade
- 6.0 to 7.0
- 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
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