Carrot 'Chantenay Red Cored 2' Seeds | Daucus Carota | By Mr Fothergills

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Carrot 'Chantenay Red Cored 2' Seeds | Daucus Carota | By Mr Fothergills
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Carrot 'Chantenay Red Cored 2' Seeds | Daucus Carota | By Mr Fothergills

Carrot "Chantenay Red Cored 2" Seeds Mr Fothergill's

Our daucus carota Carrot "Autumn King 2" seeds produce high yields of short, broad carrots with a small core and intense orange colour. This popular maincrop variety have crunchy flesh and a fantastic flavour, and are a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and antioxidants. These carrots are easy to grow and rewarding, as home-grown carrots taste much sweeter than those bought in supermarkets. They can be harvested from a small size and have good storage capabilities.

Variety Information

No. Seeds Per Pack 2,000
Sow Indoors March - June
Sow Outdoors March - June
Location Full Sun
Harvest Time June - November
Hardiness Hardy Annual

Features

Good Yields
Great Flavour
Source Of Vitamin A & C
Stores Well
Easy To Grow
Optional Extras
  • 5 Pack Seedling Planter Tray 24 Cells
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 200 Litres - The Chamberlain Wooden Raised Grow Bed by Lacewing™ - 100cm² (H20cm)
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  • Easy Fleece Tunnel
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  • Giant Easy Fleece Tunnel
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  • Slug Barrier Circles
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Carrots are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: this species is hardy and well-suited to the UK's climate.
  • Planting In Pots: can grow in containers 45cm (18in) deep or larger.
  • Position: place in full sun for best results.
  • Soil Types: sow in light, fertile soil.

Germination Requirements: sow in a weed-free, sunny position, protect with a cloche or cold frame in colder weather.

Planting Distance (Seed Tray): sow seeds 1cm (1/2in) deep in pots of compost.

Planting Distance (Ground): sow seeds 1cm (1/2in) deep and 30cm (12in) apart.

Soil Preparation: remove weeds and large stones, add plenty of compost, but avoid recently manured soil.

Thinning: thin seedlings when they reach 5-8cm (2-3in) high so they are 5cm (2in) apart.

Pest Control: cover the ground with a row cover after sowing to protect from carrot fly, and lift containers from the ground.

Watering Requirements: water regularly, particularly during dry periods.

For a more detailed guide please read our blog below.

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Seeds Jargon

  • F1 Hybrids: hybrid seeds are produced from two specially selected varieties that are kept in isolation. As they are produced from only two plants, seeds are almost identical genetically.
  • Open Pollinated: open pollinated plants aren't isolated from other varieties, so are more genetically diverse.
  • Heirloom: heirloom seeds are historic, some going back to Victorian times, others more recent. Heirloom varieties can be good or bad, depending on how careful the breeder is to maintain genetic similarity.
Hybrids vs Open Pollinated

As hybrids are produced from two specially selected varieties, the quality is more consistent, with a higher germination rate and improved cropping. But, as they require time, resources and know-how to create, they come to the market at a higher cost. They are also genetically unstable, and so if you keep the seeds from the resultant crop, performance is usually poor. Open Pollinated seeds are highly diverse and have often been grown for successfully for decades. Seeds from the resultant crop are usually perform well.

Annual, Biennial and Perennial

Annual plants complete their life cycle within a year, biennials in two years (usually only flowering in the second year) and perennials can live on indefinitely.

Hardy, Half-Hardy and Tender

Hardy and half-hardy plants can survive a light frost, but the latter are best moved indoors during periods of bad weather. Tender plants must be kept indoors, until after the last frost.

We believe that anyone, regardless of ability can successfully grow their own plants at home, and do so in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.

Everyone should have the chance to experience the benefits that plants bring to our lives, and we have put a lot of effort into making sure that all of our products are easy to grow, even for beginners.

Sustainability is at the heart of our ethos and we have done everything we can to ensure that all of our products are as sustainable as possible, be it our plastic free, fully recyclable packaging, GM free seeds or ethically sourced compost.

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