Carrot
Daucus carota 'Nantes Half Long'

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Daucus (DO-kus) (Info)
Species: carota (kar-OH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Nantes Half Long
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Category:

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Galesburg, Michigan

Lenoir City, Tennessee

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 25, 2009, mcgerm from Galesburg, MI wrote:

I never have much luck with carrots, but I always keep trying them. In late-May I carelessly spread two packets of seed over the area where some spring lettuce had just finished, and to my surprise I just picked a half-bushel of carrots in mid-August. I steamed some the day I picked them to go with a dinner for friends. The hit is usually my famous London Broil, but the carrots stole the show!

Positive

On Mar 6, 2009, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a pretty good heirloom carrot; as with all the heirloom carrots, they taste better if picked when small.

Positive

On Apr 2, 2003, dave wrote:

As carrots go, I think that the Nantes carrots are the best you can get, in terms of flavor. They are shorter than many other varieties, and are not tapered. The color is a deeper orange and the flavor is a very strong "carroty" flavor.

Texas A&M reports that Nantes holds up against heat better than most other carrot varieties, although I cannot verify this.