Growing Chantenay Red Core Carrot Garden Vegetable Seeds
- Latin Name: daucus carota subsp. Sativus
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- Days to Maturity: 68 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Planting Depth: ½"
- Plant Spacing: 4"
- Row Spacing: 9-16"
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Soil Preference: Light, well drained, sandy soil
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full Sun
- Diseases/pests: Susceptible to weevils and carrot rust fly
- Color: Dark orange
- Flavor: Sweet and tender
Start by sowing the seeds directly outdoors; transplanting from indoors can cause weak and crooked roots. Plant the seeds half an inch deep in sandy or heavy soil, as soon as it can be worked. The soil should have a pH level of approximately seven. You will want to leave four inches between the plants and nine to sixteen inches between rows. While growing, the crops will need one inch of water each week. After sixty eight days, the Chantenay Red Core carrots will be ready to be harvested. If you would like to make picking the roots easier, you can soak their bed with water when it’s time to harvest.
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