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Carrot 'Chantenay Karoo'

Daucus carota ssp. sativus 'Chantenay Karoo'

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

40cm

20cm

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Carrot 'Chantenay Karoo' Overview

Chantenay Karoo is a well-growing, bright orange, pointed variety of carrot, especially cultivated as a hybrid open-pollinated variety suited to South Africa's wide-ranging soils and climates. It can therefore be planted on a wide range of soils.

Common problems with Carrot 'Chantenay Karoo'

Good tolerance to cracking, Carrots can suffer from Thielaviopsis basicola (Black Root rot), Xanthomonas campestris pv. carotae (Leaf blight) and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (White mould)

Carrot 'Chantenay Karoo' Companion Plants

Lettuce, onions, radish, tomatoes, basil, parsley, rocket

How to harvest Carrot 'Chantenay Karoo'

Chantenay Karoo carrots can be harvested 90-110 days after sowing, or as soon as they have reached the preferred size.

How to propagate Carrot 'Chantenay Karoo'

Seed

Directly sow 1 cm deep and 5 cm apart, rows should be 30 cm apart. Sowing time in Spring or Summer. Germination time: 14 - 21 days

Special features of Carrot 'Chantenay Karoo'

Crop rotation

light feeder, rotated as part of the root vegetable group.

Other uses of Carrot 'Chantenay Karoo'

Culinary

Edible

The taproot is edible.

Medicinal

Carrrots was believed by the Ancient Greeks to be a stomach tonic, it is still widely used in health drinks or juices, particularly for its high levels of vitamins (particularly vitamins A and E).