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Carrot Seeds, Scarlet Nantes Bulk Pack

Daucus carota subsp. Sativus
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Scarlet Nantes is the most popular and dependable home garden carrot variety. Roots are sweet and tender yet incredibly crisp. Bright orange in color and nearly coreless, these are ideal for freezing.

  • SKU: 142180
Growing Information Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
10 to 14 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Days to maturity
Days to
Maturity:
68 days
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
  • Botanical Name: Daucus carota subsp. Sativus
  • Fill Weight (grams): 4.5
  • Approximate Seed Count: 3,400-3,500
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Heirloom
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Flavor: Sweet and crunchy
  • Companion Planting: Onion, leek and herbs such as rosemary and sage act as a repellent to the carrot fly. Chives improve the growth and flavor of carrots and deter aphids, mites, and flies.
  • Preparation Ideas: Clean, peel and slice carrots. Bring 3 cm (1") of salted water to boil in a saucepan. Add the carrot slices. Return to boil, then reduce the heat and cover the pan. Cook until just tender, but not soft. This will take about 10-15 minutes. Drain and eat hot. For extra flavor add salt, pepper and butter.
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Sow in early spring in well cultivated soil. Uniform moisture is critical. Seedlings should be thinned to approximately 5 cm (2”) apart for optimal root formation. Sowings of carrot seed can be repeated every 2 weeks until mid-summer.
    Growing Instructions:
    • Carrot seeds have the highest chance of sprouting successfully when the soil temperature is 13-18˚C (55˚ to 65˚F). While the seeds can germinate at temperatures as low as 4˚C (40˚F), the process will be considerably slower. It is important to avoid planting carrots in soil that exceeds 24˚C (75˚F), as this can lead to poor germination.

    Important Note: The main reasons carrot seed fails to germinate is due to cool soil, damping off, crusty soil, and inconsistent moisture.

    • Your soil must remain consistently moist while waiting for the carrot seeds to sprout, which can take 1-3 weeks. If the soil becomes dry and a crust forms, it will hinder the emergence of seedlings. Seeds need air and moisture to sprout.
    • Planting in soil that is stony, gravelly, shallow, clay or compacted can result in low seed germination and stunted, deformed (forked) carrots. Carrots grow best in a light, loamy soil high in organic matter. The best way to ensure successful seed germination is to plant in well-cultivated, loose soil that is evenly moist.
    • Before planting, it is recommended to incorporate a few inches of compost or well-rotted manure. This should be mixed into the top 20 -25 cm (8-10"). While carrots can tolerate some shade, they thrive and develop their sweet, crunchy flavor when grown in full sunlight.
    • Overwatering or heavy rainfall can cause roots to become forked, particularly if this happens within the first few weeks after sowing. Fluctuations in moisture levels can also lead to cracking.
    • For best flavor, harvest carrots when roots are not more than 5 cm (2") in diameter.
  • Planting Depth: 6 mm (1/4")
  • Plant Spacing: 5 cm (2")
  • Row Spacing: 30 cm (12")

Suggestions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Growing Suggestions:
  • Carrots should be kept weeded (a clean mulch can reduce this job). Cover exposed roots (shoulders) with soil to prevent cracking and turning green.
  • Repeat sowings every 2 weeks until mid-summer for a continuous supply of young carrots.
  • Avoid planting dill, cilantro (coriander) and other members of the carrot family near carrots as they tend to cross-pollinate.

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