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Carrot 'Chantenay Red Cored'

Daucus carota ssp. sativus 'Chantenay Red Cored'

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








4 months to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Chantenay carrot seed. Red cored. Open pollinated


Chantenay carrot seed. Red cored. Open pollinated


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Carrot 'Chantenay Red Cored' Overview

Daucus carota subsp. sativus 'Chantenay Red Cored' produces smaller conical, but thick bright-orange roots with a red centre, that is more suited to growing in heavier soils and containers. Harvest this sweet tasting carrot either as a 'baby' or allow them to mature. Carrot 'Chantenay Red Cored' has regained popularity with home and allotment growers recently for its sweet taste and good yields. It prefers growing in sunny locations with free draining soil such as raised beds or containers. It can suffer from carrot fly and may need additional protection against attack. Carrot 'Chantenay Red Cored' can be grown over winter in polytunnels or cold greenhouses in milder locations for a continuous supply over the colder months.

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How to harvest Carrot 'Chantenay Red Cored'

Carrots can be harvested 8 - 12 weeks after sowing, or as soon as they have reached the preferred size. Generally, small is better; however, a carrots flavour is better if it experiences a frost. This triggers the plant into storing sugars into the root. In sandy soil sites and milder locations, carrots can be stored in-situ over winter with a layer of mulch to shed the worst of the winter wet. However; you will need to lift them before they start growing again the following spring.

How to propagate Carrot 'Chantenay Red Cored'


For the best results direct sow seeds where you would like them to grow as they do not like their roots disturbed. Seeds can be sown every three weeks from the first frost until until ten weeks before the last frost for a continuous supply. Sow seeds singularly 1 cm deep, spaced 5cm apart. Make the rows 30 cm apart. To help prevent a hard crust from forming and preventing the seedlings from emerging, cover with a fine compost or a layer of vermiculite. Germination should occur in 10 to 20 days, but have been known to take longer.

Special features of Carrot 'Chantenay Red Cored'

Crop rotation

Do not plant root crops on the same soil to prevent soil diseases. Rotate with other crops.

Pot plant

Can be grown in large containers, provided they are over 30cm deep.

Other uses of Carrot 'Chantenay Red Cored'



The taproot is edible fresh, cooked or preserved.


High vitamin A value! The beta-carotene helps good eye-sight.