Royal Chantenay Carrot

60-70 days. A Carrot you can count on! This variety has strong shoulders up to 2" wide. Royal Chantenay is a reliable, stocky variety featuring a tapered root in the characteristic V shape. The greens are strong enough to withstand a good yank, making harvesting a breeze. This is a practical, all-around variety that thrives in heavier soils and will not bolt. It is a bright, deep orange, excellent for canning and freezing. It stores well and makes a dynamite glass of fresh Carrot juice! Harvest at just under 7" in length for the sweetest flavor. Royal Chantenay is one of the best for storing in a cellar or at cool temperatures so that you and your family can enjoy a healthy dose of home grown beta-carotene daily. When roasting chicken or turkey, make a rack out of Yaya or Royal Chantenay Carrots and Celery stalks upon which to place the roast. They will add flavor to pan drippings and help prevent the roast from sticking to the pan or burning. (OP.)

One packet of about 1400 seeds
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Direct-sow Carrot seed 1 to 2 weeks before the last spring frost date, when the soil has warmed up to 50°F. Prior to sowing, cultivate the bed deeply and thoroughly to promote baby root growth. Do not sow Carrots in freshly manured soil because they will fork (grow into odd mutant shapes). Keep the soil moist until they germinate. Thin seedlings 1″ to 2″ apart so each can grow with space and nutrition. Later, thin as desired by variety or preferred mature size. Tomatoes love Carrots nearby: they appear to boost Tomato yields. The Carrot has come a long way since its wild days of old when its leaves and seeds were more popular than its woody, almost inedible taproot. Today, sweet, crisp-tender Carrots come in all sizes, shapes and colors. Along with Celery and Onions, Carrots comprise the aromatic French mirepoix, the flavor base of stocks, soups, stews and sauces. Rich in beta-carotene, Vitamin A, antioxidants and minerals, starch-free Carrots have a high sugar content, which explains their roasted caramelized goodness. We adore them steamed, braised and spiced, roasted, pureed into luscious soups and sweet-savory flans, shredded raw in salads, juiced, or mashed with Potatoes. Needless to say, we love Carrots in Patricia Wells' Almond Cake with Carrots and Lemon Thyme Sorbet, and in our own Spiced Carrot Cake with Creamy Mascarpone Frosting. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 3 years.
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