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Touchon Carrots

Touchon carrots

Touchon carrots

Touchon carrots

Touchon carrots

Of all the Nantes-type carrots, the Touchon is considered to be the best for eating fresh, roasted, glazed, or in soups or stews. It’s core-free, stores well, and is low in fiber—making it a great choice for carrot juice. This is one delicious, hard-working carrot!

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 3 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

Have you ever grown Touchon carrots? Please tell us your favorite thing about them and your experiences growing Touchon carrots.


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