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'Scarlet Nantes' Carrots
 
Sub-Category: Main Season
 
Description: Main-season, Nantes hybrid. 6- to 8-inch, cylindrical, smooth, bright-orange roots with short, weak tops. Also known as 'Nantes Scarlet'.
Days To Maturity: 68-75
Seed Sources: Seed Savers Exchange - updated in 2014
Thompson & Morgan US Seed Co. - updated in 2013
Henry Field's Seed and Nursery Co. - updated in 2013
Lake Valley Seed - updated in 2011
BBBseed - updated in 2011

 
Rating Summary
 
Overall: (4.2 Stars)Overall
Taste: (4.0 Stars)Taste
Yield: (3.6 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (4.4 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 11/27/2013 by CCEOnondaga - An experienced gardener

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Onondaga, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

We had wonderful germination with the carrots this year. Other than tops sometimes breaking off when pulling, these produced beautiful, straight, bright orange carrots that our youth group loved to eat right out of the ground. Not as large and productive as some varieties, but a reasonably good, medium-sized carrot.
 

Reviewed on 11/11/2013 by CCE Oneida County - An intermediate gardener

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Oneida, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Due to weather conditions, we did not have the best yeild this year. However, the carrots we did harvest were good.
 

Reviewed on 11/07/2009 by greenpastures5 - An experienced gardener

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Oakland, Michigan, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I've grown these for a few years now and they are a reliable producer of mildly sweet, pest-free, nice-sized carrots.
 

Reviewed on 08/21/2005 by JET - An intermediate gardener

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Maryland, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

the standard for the nantes variety; not as smooth or as easy to pull as some "improved" hybrids.
 

Reviewed on 09/27/2004 by dstout - An experienced gardener

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Erie, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Consistent producer of carrots for sand separated cool storage for winter use when harvested in mid-November before ground freezes or becomes snow covered. This or similar cultivar grown in three locations in NYS during last 40 years.
 




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