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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Category:

Biennials

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Neutral

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

A 6 -8 inch processing cultivar.

Positive

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

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.