Growing Non-GMO Royal Chantenay Carrot Vegetable Seeds
- Latin Name: Daucus carota subsp. sativus
- Hardiness Zone: Annual 2-10
- Days to Maturity: 65-70
- Days to Germination: 14-21
- Seeding Depth: 1/2"
- Plant Width: 2-4"
- Plant Height: 6-12"
- Row Spacing: 9-15"
- Growth Habit: Upright taproot
- Soil Preference: Loose, loamy, composted, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: 55-75 °F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests and Diseases: No serious pests or diseases, but can be susceptible to aster yellows. Watch for carrot rust fly.
- Royal Chantenay Color: Bright orange Chantenay-style carrot
- Royal Chantenay Flavor: Slightly sweeter than longer varieties
How to Grow Royal Chantenay Carrot from Seed
Plant 2-3 Royal Chantenay seeds ¼” deep and 1-2” apart in very loose, well-tilled, and well-drained garden soil in full sun. Open-pollinated carrot seeds germinate in 14-21 days, thinning back to 1 plant every 2” as true leaves establish. Avoid using nitrogen-rich vegetable garden fertilizers which are known to cause carrot growth abnormalities.
Royal Chantenay Carrot in the Vegetable Garden
Open-pollinated heirloom Royal Chantenay carrot seeds are a cool weather crop best sown directly in the garden in early spring or late fall. Like many root vegetables, non-GMO Chantenay carrot does not transplant well and should be directly sown.
Harvesting Royal Chantenay Carrots
Regardless of color, carrots are usually ripe for harvest when the root begins to show above soil. A sandy and well-tilled garden will help in harvesting, providing a loose soil to safely uproot the carrot crop without the need for tools. For more hardened soils, use a specialized hand cultivator or garden hori-hori knife.
Royal Chantenay Carrot Seeds Per Package:
- 1 g - Packet - Approx 600 Seeds
- 1 oz - Wholesale - Approx 18,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Wholesale - Approx 72,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Wholesale - Approx 288,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Bulk - Approx 1,440,000 Seeds
- 25 lb - Bulk - Approx 7,200,000 Seeds
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