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.
Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring
Chantenay Karoo carrots can be harvested 90-110 days after sowing, or as soon as they have reached the preferred size.
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
light feeder, rotated as part of the root vegetable group.
Cool mediterranean climate
Soil PH preference
The taproot is edible.
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).
Good tolerance to cracking, Carrots can suffer from Thielaviopsis basicola (Black Root rot), Xanthomonas campestris pv. carotae (Leaf blight) and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (White mould)
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