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Red Cored Chantenay
2058RC Red Cored Chantenay Carrot (70 days) Open-pollinated. According to William Woys Weaver, this heirloom originated in France around 1879 and “needs no improvement.” Produces 5–7" thick red-orange roots that have had excellent carroty flavor in our September taste tests. Dependable performer does well in heavy soils. The storage carrot of choice for Jay and Polly Armour of Four Winds Farm in Gardiner, NY. Devoted customers at their monthly winter markets esteem its taste.
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K=5lb for $98.00  
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Carrots

Daucus carota

⅛ oz packet sows 35 ft; 1 oz, 280 ft. 1 gram packet has more than 600 seeds and sows about 10 ft. Carrots average 18,000 seeds/oz with significant variations among varieties.

Culture: Very hardy. Early carrots can be sown by late April. Can take up to 3 weeks to germinate; keep rows from drying out for faster emergence. Sow carrots for winter storage in mid-late June. Thinning is critical: At 3" high thin to ½" apart, at 6" thin again to 1" apart. Minimal germination temperature 40°, optimal range 60–85°, optimal temperature 80°. Emergence takes 17 days at 50°, 10 days at 59°, 6 days at 77°, 48% normal seedlings at 41°, 96% normal at 68°.

Diseases:

  • ALTS: Alternaria Leaf Spot
  • CLS: Cercospora Leaf Spot
  • P: Pythium

ALTS shows up first on the oldest foliage as brown-black spots edged with yellow. Foliage blackens and shrivels as it develops and spreads. Maintaining a good crop rotation is the best preventive.