Carrot Nantes Seed Tape

Carrot Nantes 5, Seed Tape - Mr. Fothergill's Seeds

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Daucus carota

  • Superb colour and texture
  • easy to grow
  • pre-spaced to reduce thinning
  • Harvest in 55 days.
  • Vitamin A, B, C, and K
  • 100% biodegradable seed tape

Early Nantes 5 Carrot. An extremely popular, well established, early variety. The blunt ended roots have outstanding flavour, producing high quality 'finger' carrots. It’s known as the ‘classic’ carrot and has good uniform roots. Great colour and a crisp texture makes this variety an excellent addition to summer salads.

5m of tape

Outdoors, March-July, simply make a 'drill' where they are to crop, 1.5cm (½") deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained soil. For ease, secure one end of the tape with a large stone or cane, roll out the tape into the drill and gently pull tight to straighten. Cover tape with fine soil. Allow 30cm (1') between rows. Keep moist. Early sowings may benefit from cloche protection. If necessary, thin by harvesting young carrots evenly from the row. Weaker plants can be carefully removed and the small roots used in salads if desired, allowing remainder to grow on. Keep well watered during dry spells, as this will prevent roots from splitting.

Harvesting: Harvest alternate carrots, leaving other roots to develop. Remove soil and store in dry sand. Carrots are also ideal for deep freezing.

Carrots are an ideal fall crop vegetable. Sow in late summer a few weeks before frost.

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