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Scarlet Nantes Carrot

Daucus carota var. sativus 'Scarlet Nantes'

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Scarlet Nantes Carrot (Daucus carota var. sativus 'Scarlet Nantes') at Roger's Gardens

Scarlet Nantes Carrot fruit

Scarlet Nantes Carrot fruit

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Height:  22 inches

Spacing:  3 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Heirloom


A great heirloom variety for any garden, raised bed or large container; produces bright orange, fine grained roots with blunt ends and almost no core; sweet and tender, with a high moisture content, perfect for lunchboxes, snacks, canning and juicing

Edible Qualities

Scarlet Nantes Carrot is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces orange long roots with orange flesh which are harvested from mid summer to mid fall. The roots have a sweet taste and a crisp texture.

The roots are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Cooking
  • Baking
  • Juice-Making
  • Freezing

Planting & Growing

Scarlet Nantes Carrot will grow to be about 22 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 3 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop. Because of its relatively short time to maturity, it lends itself to a series of successive plantings each staggered by a week or two; this will prolong the effective harvest period.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and it is considered by many to be an heirloom variety.; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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