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PlantFiles: Carrot
Daucus carota 'Red Cored Chantenay'

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Daucus (DO-kus) (Info)
Species: carota (kar-OH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Cored Chantenay
Additional cultivar information: (aka Chantenay RC, Chantenay Red Core)

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Farmerdill On Jul 14, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 6 -8 inch processing cultivar.

Positive rebecca101 On Dec 12, 2004, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

I've grown this one two seasons and will grow it again. It's got a nice shape for cooking & stir-frys -- wide shoulders tapering to a blunt end. It's been easy to grow in my somewhat heavy soil. Color is an intense reddish orange. The flavor is not a one-dimensional sugar sweet like in some other carrots, but a deep, complex, hearty sweetness.

Positive lupinelover On Sep 2, 2002, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

My first season growing this variety was very good: very wide, stubby, flavorful carrots, very good in carrot cake and in soups and stews. Definitely plan to grow this one again.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Capistrano Beach, California
San Marcos, California
Byers, Colorado
Carrollton, Georgia
Albertville, Minnesota
Aurora, Missouri
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Madison, Wisconsin

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