Summer Carrot Seed Tape 'Nantes' - SeedDaucus carota 'Nantes'
Enjoy delicious, sweet and healthy carrots from the garden
Carrot 'Nantes' (Daucus carota) is a well-known variety that is popular for its high yield and delicious sweet flavour. Excellent summer carrot. Perfect for deep freezing. The seeds are contained between two thin layers of decomposable cellulose. This is ideal for sowing the right amount of seeds at the right distance. Length of the seed tape 7.5 m, easy to cut to a desired length.Show more
Show moreCarrot seed requires no previous treatment and the seed ribon is ready to use. Try sowing a row of carrots every three weeks. This will give you fresh carrots right through the season.
How to SowSow in the ground, preferably in full sun, from April until late September. Loosen the soil to at least 30 cm deep. Prepare a run 1 cm deep. Place the seed tape along the run, cut to length and gently cover it with 0.5 cm of soil. Press the soil lightly down and sprinkle with water. Label your row. Recommended spacing between rows: 20 cm.
Germination time: 6 to 14 days.
Show moreNo need to provide additional fertilizer to the roots to improve quality. Water more often during dry periods. Keep the plot weed free as this helps the roots to grow better.
HarvestingThe smell of slightly damaged carrots during harvesting attracts the carrot fly. To prevent damage to the harvest, harvest the entire row and not be tempted to pull a handful of carrots every few days. It is best to harvest with a fork. Simply place the fork along the plants and lift the earth to release the carrots. Summer carrots, harvest in the summer and winter carrots, you guessed it, in the winter!
Show moreCarrots are orange which is the colour of the Netherlands ‘Royals’. In the 17th century, ships of the VOC brought back with them a purple carrot discovered in Iran. The Dutch market gardeners, very patriotic, multiplied trials, successfully, to give an orange colour in carrots. These are however, in various colours.
How to useCarrots store well for at least ten days in the refrigerator. You can also deep freeze them. They can be cooked with potatoes, but do not cook for too long as they are best when the roots remain firm. Cooked in a Wok, sliced carrots are delicious. They are also delicious eaten raw in salads and are packed with vitamins, minerals and carotene which is a good antioxidant! Clean your carrots under running water by scrubbing with a nail brush.