Carrot 'Early Nantes'
Common Name: Carrot
Cultivar: 'Early Nantes'
Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Features: Suitable for growing in containers
|Hardiness: Half-Hardy||Height: 0.30 m (30 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.15 m (15 cm)|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Sow Spacing: 2.0 cm
Harvest: June to October
Months to Sow Ouside: February to July
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 onwards
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