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Chantenay Red Cored Carrot Seed

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 Chantenay Red Cored Carrot Seed

**Product Overview**

Todd's Seeds is excited to offer the Chantenay Red Cored Carrot Seed, a beloved heirloom variety known for its exceptional flavor and texture. This variety produces stout, broad-shouldered carrots, typically 5-6 inches in length, with a deep orange color and a characteristic red core. The Chantenay Red Cored carrot is celebrated for its sweet and tender flesh, making it a fantastic choice for both raw and cooked culinary applications. It's particularly well-suited to heavy or shallow soils, where longer carrot varieties might struggle.

**Planting Instructions**

- **Sowing Time:** Ideal for direct sowing in early spring or late summer for a fall harvest.
- **Soil Requirements:** Adaptable to various soil types, including heavier and shallow soils, with a pH of 6.0-7.0.
- **Planting Depth:** Sow seeds ¼ inch deep.
- **Spacing:** Space seeds 1-2 inches apart, in rows 12-18 inches apart.
- **Germination:** Typically occurs within 10-21 days at temperatures between 55-75°F.

**Growth and Care**

- **Watering:** Maintain consistent soil moisture for best growth.
- **Sunlight:** Full sun is ideal for optimal development.
- **Fertilizing:** Apply a light fertilizer if needed for poor soils.
- **Harvesting:** Harvest carrots when they reach desired size, usually 60-70 days after planting.

**Health Benefits**

Chantenay Red Cored Carrots are packed with nutritional benefits:

- **Rich in Nutrients:** High in vitamins A, K, and C, and a good source of fiber and potassium.
- **Antioxidant Properties:** The red core indicates a high concentration of beta-carotene.
- **Supports Eye Health:** Vitamin A is vital for good vision.
- **Low in Calories:** A healthy addition to any diet.

**Culinary Uses**

These carrots are versatile in the kitchen:

- **Raw Eating:** Perfect for snacking, salads, and crudités due to their sweetness and crispness.
- **Cooking:** Excellent for roasting, steaming, and adding to soups and stews.
- **Juicing:** Makes for a sweet and vibrant juice.

**Simple Recipe: Honey-Roasted Chantenay Carrots**

A quick recipe to enjoy the natural sweetness of Chantenay carrots.


- 1 lb Chantenay Red Cored carrots, peeled and halved if large
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Optional: fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
2. Toss carrots with olive oil, honey, salt, pepper, and herbs if using.
3. Spread on a baking sheet and roast for 25-30 minutes, until tender and caramelized.
4. Serve as a delicious and healthy side dish.

The Chantenay Red Cored Carrot Seed from Todd's Seeds is an excellent choice for gardeners and cooks looking for a carrot that is flavorful, nutritious, and adaptable to a variety of growing conditions. Its unique appearance and delicious taste make it a standout variety in any garden.



1 Packet: 5g

1 Gram ~ 400-1200 seeds

1 Pound ~ 250,000 seeds



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