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F1 Hybrid Carrot Chantenay | 5g


F1 Hybrid Carrot Chantenay has very strong foliage and a good bolting tolerance. The carrots are very bulky and productive.  The average length is approximately 16-18 cm depending on the density and soil type.  At the top the average diameter is 4-5 cm., and at the tip the 2-3 cm. Internally the color is dark orange, with a differences in color of the core and the flesh.

The F1 Hybrid Carrot Chantenay is an excellent choice for gardeners and commercial growers seeking a high-yielding, disease-resistant, and flavorful carrot variety. With proper care and management, this variety can produce abundant crops of sweet, crisp carrots suitable for a wide range of culinary uses.

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The F1 Hybrid Carrot Chantenay is a popular carrot variety known for its exceptional flavor, robust growth, and high yield. This hybrid is distinguished by its short, stout roots, which are ideal for heavy or shallow soils where longer carrot varieties might struggle. Chantenay carrots are prized for their sweet, crisp texture and versatility in culinary uses.

Key Features of F1 Hybrid Carrot Chantenay:

  1. Variety:
    • Type: Carrot (Daucus carota)
    • Growth Habit: Annual, meaning it completes its life cycle in one growing season.
  2. Root Characteristics:
    • Size and Shape: Produces short, conical roots that typically reach 5-6 inches (12-15 cm) in length and 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cm) in diameter.
    • Color: Deep orange flesh with a smooth skin.
    • Flavor: Sweet and crisp, making it ideal for fresh eating, cooking, and juicing.
    • Texture: Firm and crunchy, providing a satisfying bite.
  3. Plant Characteristics:
    • Vigor: Strong, vigorous plants with robust foliage that helps in photosynthesis and root development.
    • Yield: High-yielding variety, producing uniform and abundant roots per plant.
  4. Disease Resistance:
    • Resistance/Tolerance: Bred for resistance to common carrot diseases such as Alternaria leaf blight and cavity spot. This ensures healthier plants and higher yields.

Growing Instructions:

  1. Planting Time:
    • Cool Season Crop: Carrots thrive in cooler temperatures. Sow seeds in early spring for a summer harvest or in late summer for a fall harvest.
    • Soil Temperature: Optimal germination occurs when soil temperatures are between 50°F and 85°F (10°C and 29°C).
  2. Soil and Location:
    • Soil: Prefers loose, well-draining soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8. Avoid heavy clay soils unless they are amended to improve drainage and texture.
    • Location: Choose a sunny spot that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.
  3. Sowing Depth and Spacing:
    • Sowing Depth: Plant seeds about 1/4 inch (6 mm) deep.
    • Spacing: Space seeds 2 inches (5 cm) apart in rows spaced 12-18 inches (30-45 cm) apart. Thin seedlings to 2-3 inches (5-7.5 cm) apart once they have grown a few inches tall to reduce competition and allow for proper root development.
  4. Watering and Mulching:
    • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Carrots require regular watering, especially during dry spells, to develop sweet and tender roots.
    • Mulching: Apply a thin layer of mulch around the plants to retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and keep the soil cool.
  5. Fertilization:
    • Pre-Planting: Incorporate a balanced fertilizer into the soil before planting.
    • Growing Season: Feed plants with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer or a specific carrot fertilizer according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Avoid excessive nitrogen, which can lead to leafy growth at the expense of root development.
  6. Care and Maintenance:
    • Weeding: Keep the area around the carrots weed-free to reduce competition for nutrients and water.
    • Thinning: Thin seedlings as needed to ensure adequate space for root development.
    • Pest and Disease Control: Monitor for pests such as carrot rust flies and aphids. Use organic or chemical controls as necessary and follow integrated pest management practices to minimize damage.

Harvesting:

  • Harvest carrots when they reach the desired size and are brightly colored. For the best flavor, harvest in the cooler months when the roots are sweetest.
  • To harvest, gently loosen the soil around the roots and pull the carrots out by their tops.

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