Carrot 'Chantenay Karoo'

Daucus carota ssp. sativus 'Chantenay Karoo'

Carrot, Wortel (Afr.)

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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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Harvesting

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

Propagation

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

Crop rotation

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

Special features

Origin

South Africa

Natural climate

Cool mediterranean climate

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

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).

Notes

Culinary

Personality

Family

Apiaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

None

Problems

Good tolerance to cracking, 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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