Growing Royal Chantenay Carrot Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: daucus carota subsp. Sativus
- Other Names:
- Days to Maturity: 70 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; pH of 6 to 7
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full Sun
- Pests/diseases: Susceptible to weevils and carrot rust fly
- Color: Orange
- Flavor: Sweet and tender
These seeds should be sown directly outdoors, as they are a root crop, and need to immediately begin growing down into the soil. The soil should be loose and sandy, using a gardening tool to loosen it up and remove any rocks or lumps before sowing the seeds is a good idea. The soil should have a pH level around 7, and be kept moist by watering it consistently each week when growing the carrots. Be wary of garden pests such as the carrot rust fly, which can eat at and destroy your crop. For ensured safety from these pests, use a row cover with secured down edged immediately after sowing the seeds to keep them out. Sow each seed around half an inch under the soil with four inches between the plants and nine to sixteen inches between rows. After around sixty-eight days, the Chantenay Red Core carrots will be ready to be pulled out of the soil by their tops.
These carrots are thicker than most other varieties, and have a unique shape with a rounded end that is only slightly tapered. Read this article on the health benefits of Carrots.
Seeds Per Package:
- 1 g Packet - Approximately 600 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 18,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 72,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 288,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 1,440,000 Seeds
Read this article on the health benefits of Carrots.