carrot 'Early Nantes'
carrot / Daucus carota 'Early Nantes'
- in stock
(shipped within 1 week)
- approx 2000 seeds
- Next / named day
- Position: full sun
- Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil
An extremely versatile, fast-maturing variety that's one of the best and most popular for early sowing. Easy-going enough to grow in troughs and containers, it produces long, blunt-nosed roots which are well-coloured and have almost no core, so the texture is light and crunchy, with a rich flavour that's all a carrot should be.
- Growing Instructions: Sow sparingly direct into shallow drills and cover lightly with soil. Cover early and late sowings with cloches. Thin seedlings carefully to 2cm apart, watering beforehand to avoid disturbing nearby roots, and working in the evening when carrot fly are less numerous. To further avoid carrot fly attacks, grow crops under horticultural fleece. Sow half a row every three weeks, with early and late sowings protected under cloches, for a continuous crop from early summer till the first frosts.
- Sow: February-July
- Harvest: June to August
- Approximate quantity: 2000 seeds.