Organic Carrot Seeds: “Scarlet Nantes” (68 days)
500 mg ~350 seeds
Organic Carrot Seeds: “Scarlet Nantes” (500mg) Description:
Our Organic Heirloom “Scarlet Nantes” carrots are bright orange, slightly tapered, 6 inch roots; crisp, tender and flavorful.
The 1927 Henry Fields Seed Company Catalog describes Scarlet Nantes… “The roots are bright orange, 5 to 6 inches long and very uniform. They have very small core and are exceptionally tender and sweet. The roots are rather slender, of even diameter and of early maturity. Very desirable for market, especially for bunching, and also splendid for the home garden.”
The 1937 MacFayden Seed Company describes “Nantes” as, “Early, Delicate Flavor, Coreless. A splendid home and market garden variety. Tops are small, and the rows can be planted close. Roots 6 to 8 ins. long, bright orange, cylindrical, blunt ended. Flesh reddish orange, crisp, tender and of very delicate flavor. Early maturing and practically coreless.”
All of Our Seeds are 100% Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO, Open-Pollinated and USDA Certified Organic Seeds.
Seed Planting Depth: 1/4″-1/8″
Germination Temperature: 55-70
Days to Germination: 10-15
Row Spacing: 4″
Plant Spacing: 2″
100′ Row Yield: 95 lb.
Heirloom Carrot Planting Instructions:
Plant in Spring in a well prepared, loose soil free of rocks preferably in raised beds with a pH range of 6.0 to 6.8.. Sow seeds directly in shallow furrows 1/4”-1/8“ deep and cover with a thin layer of soil. Keep area weed free and thin to 2-3” apart once seedlings have come up. For longer harvest, stagger plantings every 2-3 weeks. Carrots require consistent watering and are not drought tolerant. When the tops are about 3″ apply organic manure as a side dressing. Carrots prefer temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees F.
“Scarlet Nantes” Carrot Harvesting Instructions:
“Scarlet Nantes” Carrots should be fully grown within 68 days. To store the carrots through the winter, twist off the carrot tops, but do not wash the carrots. Layer them in damp sand or sawdust. In warmer climates, you may leave the carrots in the garden over winter and top them with a thick layer of mulch.