Carrot 'Nantes'

Daucus carota ssp. sativus 'Nantes'

Carrot 'Nantes Frubund'

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Daucus carota subsp. sativus 'Nantes' is known commonly as Carrot 'Nantes Frubund'. Carrots produce large edible taproots that can range in colour from white to yellow, red and purple depending on the variety. Nantes carrots are orange, long and cylindrical with a blunt end. Uses: Culinary
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Harvesting

Carrots can be harvested 8 - 12 weeks after sowing, or as soon as they have reached the preferred size.

Propagation

Seed

Direct sow seeds 1 cm deep and rows 30 cm apart. Germination occurs in 10 to 20 days after which the seedlings should be thinned. Sowing time - Spring/Summer or right through the year in warmer climates.

Special features

Crop rotation

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

Special features

Origin

France Nantes Developed in the 1850's by Henri Vimorin

Natural climate

Cool climate

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Wet

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Edible

The taproot is edible fresh, cooked or preserved.

Medicinal

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

Notes

Culinary

Personality

Family

Apiaceae

Flower colour

Cream, White

Scent

None

Problems

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

Companion plants

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