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Product Number: 75

NANTES CARROT (72 days heirloom)


Germ 6-14 days
FRENCH CARROT / Heirloom 1850’s
Roots are 1 1/2” x 6”. Color is reddish. A blunt ended, crisp carrot with a delectable flavor. Introduced into the US by the French company Vilmorin in the 1870’s. Names like Carentan and Touchon represent slightly different strains of Nantes favored in the area of these French towns. 300 seeds


Outdoors- Early spring, a few weeks before last frost until mid summer. Sow lightly, 1/4” deep, with soil temperature 50-80 degrees. The cooler the soil the longer it takes for germination, up to 3 weeks. The soil moisture should be maintained regularly until germination. Thin to 1-3” apart.

Harvest– Start when carrots reach finger size for baby carrots or when they turn to a bright orange. Late season carrots hold longer and become sweeter in the cooler weather.

Tips- Use a row cover helps to maintain moisture for germination. Carrots prefer a loose soil, free of rubble. If your soil is heavy with clay, use the shorter varieties. Keep well weeded and cover any exposed carrot with soil to prevent greening.

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sweet and reliable

I've been planting with Pinetree for over 15 years, and there are a few items that have been in my garden every year. This is one of my favorites. When you taste this, you never want to buy a store-bought carrot again.

Bob D.
United States

Weather Permitting

I will inform you once the snow has diminished and the ground allows me to ********* its upper layer to plant the Nantes. The Alsa Craig and the Red Marble onions are growing but the Carantan Leeks never sprouted. There is no mention of the Ramps I ordered - I assume they are coming.

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