Bright orange carrots with a slightly rounded point. When they hit the bottom of the garden box, they grow thicker instead of curving. The longer they grow, the thicker they get! Grows up to 15-20cm long.
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Sowing time: mid-March - mid-August Height: 30-40 cm Contents: 0.5 grams
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Homegrown carrots are delicious, and this variety is nice and sweet. It also has a rounded tip. So, when your carrots hit the bottom of your raised bed, they just get thicker. They won’t bend and grow crooked.
The root part of the carrot grows 15 to 20 cm long. You can leave them in your beds for a long time in the fall.
- Species name: Nantes-2
- Family: Carrot
- Plants per square patch: 16
- Height: 30 to 40 cm
- Sowing time: Mid-March to mid-August
- Sowing depth: 0.5 cm
- Germination time: 10 - 21°C in 10 - 15 days
- Time to harvest: After 9 to 10 weeks
- Sunlight: Ideally full sun (more sun means sweeter taste)
Want to buy Carrot seeds? We sell seed bags separately, or, you can get them as part of a seed pack:
What's so special about our Carrot?
Most carrots have pointed tips. When they reach the bottom of your raised bed, they try to grow along the bottom and get crooked. Skinny L-shaped carrots anyone?
These carrots, don't have that problem. They have rounded tips. So, they don’t grow crooked, they just get thicker.
This variety is ideal for summer or fall cultivation. You can leave them in your raised bed for a long time before harvesting in the winter.
Even better, they are super tasty: sweet, crunchy, and full of flavor.
Sowing and growing
16 carrots fit in one square plot. To sow, plant a few seeds in each hole. When the seedlings come up, thin them out carefully so the remaining carrots have enough room to grow.
Thinning out means cutting away excess seedlings at the soil line. If you uproot them like weeds, you'll disturb the remaining carrots. Same goes for transplanting: just don’t do it ;-).
Step-by-step sowing and growing instructions are in the Planty Gardening app.
How do you use it?
You can enjoy the carrot roots solo. Eat them raw by the fistful or grate through salads. You can also boil, stew or roast them.
The leaves are edible and super healthy. They taste similar to parsley: spicy with a hint of carrot flavor. Process raw in a (tabouleh) salad with the carrot root, tomato, onion, chickpeas and cumin. Or make a pesto. Or toss in a stir-fry. Lots of options!