Scarlet Nantes Carrot
Also known as Early Coreless, this variety stores well and adapts well to different conditions. Its cylindrical roots are 7" long with blunt tips, and its fine-grained, bright red-orange flesh is nearly coreless, offering great flavor that’s sweet and crisp. Good when used as baby carrots, and excellent for freezing and juicing. Dating to the 1850s, the variety was developed in France by the seed company Vilmorin-Andrieux.
- 65-75 days
- ±21,000 seeds/oz
- Bright red-orange
- Sweet and crisp, nearly coreless
- Good for use as baby carrots
- Cylindrical roots grow to 7 inches
- Adapts well to different conditions
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Carrots are one of the most popular vegetables for fresh eating and have also become a staple of juicing. Grated carrots can be tossed into a salad or with zucchini and fried.
Try pairing your roasted carrots with ginger, mushrooms, and red wine vinegar or creating a carrot-curry soup to warm up on cold winter days.
Diced carrots are part of the "culinary trinity" of stock/broth, known as mirepoix, which also includes celery and onions. Mix 2 parts onions to 1 part each of carrot and celery to form the flavor base for many stocks, soups, stews, and sauces.
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 3-4 weeks before last spring frost, or as soon as soil can be worked. Keeping soil moist throughout the germination period is important to success. Misting the planted area daily or covering is recommended. Carrots are slow to germinate and need steady moisture until germination. Sow successively throughout the season for fresh carrots.
- Direct Seed: 1/2" Apart
- Seed Depth: 1/4"
- Rows Apart: 16-24"
- Thin: 2-4" Apart
Ratings & Reviews
Easy and Taste Delicous
Easy to grow and tasted better than the carrots from the store. I ended up repurchasing these seeds for the next growing season.
Here in WV 6b, these carrots do really well. Have planted for 4+ years. Germination rates are excellent. Sweet tasting, minimal core, can get huge and still retain good flavor. I have noticed they do better as a Fall planting, gets too hot too quick in Spring. (IME, most of the carrot varieties do better in Fall here.. mulch well and they'll last in the ground for months). This variety will always have a spot in my garden!