Chantenay Carrot Info: Guide To Growing Chantenay Carrots

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Chantenay Carrot Info: Guide To Growing Chantenay Carrots

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer Carrots are a favorite of many gardeners. They are cool season biennials, which produce heavily in their first year. Because of their quick maturity and preference for cool weather, carrots can be planted at different times of the year for separate harvests. When gardeners have successfully grown and harvested high yields of carrots, they usually try new varieties each year. One versatile carrot variety recommended by many carrot lovers is the Chantenay carrot. Continue reading for Chantenay carrot info and tips on growing Chantenay carrots. What are Chantenay Carrots? Chantenay carrots are short, stout carrots with light orange flesh and orange-red colored cores. They mature in 65-75 days to 4- to 5-inch (10-12 cm.) long and 2- to 2 ½-inch (5-6.4 cm.) thick roots. Introduced in 1929, Chantenay carrots are commercially grown for canned and processed carrots because of their high yields. The carrots can

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