200+  Nantes  Coreless Organic Carrot Seeds- Sweet Daucus Carota---A083-Matures in 65 days!
200+  Nantes  Coreless Organic Carrot Seeds- Sweet Daucus Carota---A083-Matures in 65 days!
200+  Nantes  Coreless Organic Carrot Seeds- Sweet Daucus Carota---A083-Matures in 65 days!

200+ Nantes Coreless Organic Carrot Seeds- Sweet Daucus Carota---A083-Matures in 65 days!

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200+ Nantes Coreless Organic Carrot Seeds- Sweet Daucus Carota-A083 

This Nantes Coreless carrot seeds are hand-harvested and it is an excellent variety that is widely adapted and often out-performs some of the other nantes hybrids. When Scarlet Nantes reach maturity, they are some of the best storage carrots, and they freeze particularly well for winter use. This is also one of the top yielding juicing carrots because its tender flesh is so easily rendered. It is an open-Pollinated seed that matures in 65-70 days. 

Direct sow from just after the last frost date to late summer for harvests from summer through early winter. Sow at 3 week intervals for a continuous harvest. Direct sow winter-harvest carrots (where winters are mild) in the first two weeks of August. Optimal soil temperature: 10-30°C (50-85°F). Seeds may take as long as 14-21 days to germinate. Because carrot seeds are tiny, they need to be sown shallowly. The trick is to keep the top-most layer of soil damp during the relatively long germination period. Water deeply prior to planting. Direct sow the tiny seeds 5mm (¼”) deep, 4 seeds per 2cm (1″), and firm soil lightly after seeding. Make sure the seeds are only just buried. Water the area with the gentlest stream possible, and keep it constantly moist until the seeds sprout.

An excellent variety for early and successional crops. It grows well in any open position on a light, rich soil which has not been recently manured. Ideal for deep freezing. Sow February to August, harvest in June to October It is virtually coreless with a tender texture, deep orange colour and sweet flavour. With good carrot fly resistance, it matures in 70 days in a warm climate and reaches an average size of 15cm (6in). Carrots’ root is rich in sugar, and a great source of vitamins and carotene. Not all carrots are orange; varieties vary in color from purple to white! If there is a challenge to growing carrots, it’s just having soil that’s not too heavy—otherwise, you’ll end up with stunted, round carrots! Most carrot varieties need deep, loose soil that lets them grow without difficulty. Carrots are grown from seed and take between two and four months to mature, depending on the variety.

PLANTING CARROTS Plan to plant seeds outdoors 3 to 5 weeks before the last spring frost date. Find your local frost dates here. Tip: Plant additional seeds every 3 weeks or so for multiple harvests. Plant carrot seeds 3 to 4 inches apart in rows. Rows should be at least a foot apart. Carrots are slow to germinate. They may take 3 or more weeks to show any signs of life, so don’t panic if your carrots don’t appear right away! Keep the soil moist, not wet, but don’t let it dry out, either. Carrots are best grown in full sunlight, but can tolerate a moderate amount of shade. Optimal Temperature: 50-85 F (10-30 C)

PREPARING THE SOIL One of the most important things to consider when growing carrots (and other root vegetables) is the condition of your soil. Follow these guidelines to ensure a healthy carrot harvest: Make sure your soil is free of stones. Stones obstruct the path of carrot roots, which can result in a stunted and misshapen crop. Till your soil before planting. Carrots need deeply-tilled, loose soil that they can easily push through. Use the right type of soil. Carrots grow best in sandy or loamy soil (as opposed clayey or silty soil), so supplement your soil as necessary. Learn more about soil types. Avoid using manure or too much fertilizer. Have you ever seen a carrot that has grown “legs” or has forked? Fresh manure, or even recently-applied rotted manure, can cause carrots to fork and send out little side roots. Don’t use it before you plant your carrot seeds.

GROWING CARROTS Gently mulch to retain moisture, speed germination, and block the sun from hitting the roots directly. Once plants are an inch tall, thin so that they stand 3 inches apart. Snip them with scissors instead of pulling them out to prevent damage to the roots of the remaining plants. Water at least one inch per week. Weed diligently. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer 5-6 weeks after sowing. See more tips for growing carrots.

PESTS/DISEASES Wireworms Flea Beetles Aster Yellow Disease will cause shortened and discolored carrot tops and hairy roots. This disease is spread by pests as they feed from plant to plant. Keep weeds down and invest in a control plan for pests such as leafhoppers. This disease has the ability to overwinter

HARVESTING CARROTS Carrots should be mature and ready for harvest after about 2–3 months, or when they reach at least ½ inch in diameter. You may harvest whenever desired maturity is reached. If you’re growing carrots in the spring and early summer, harvest before daily temperatures get too hot, as the heat can cause carrot roots to grow fibrous. Carrots taste much better after a couple of frosts. (A frost encourages the plant to start storing energy—sugars—in its root for later use.) Following the first hard frost in the fall, cover carrot rows with an 18-inch layer of shredded leaves to preserve them for harvesting later.