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'Red Cored Chantenay' Carrots
 
Sub-Category: Main Season
 
Description: Heirloom, main-season, Chantenay type. Small-topped plants produce 5- to 7-inch by 2-inch, smooth, golden-orange, cylindrical roots. Resists splitting and forking. Grows well in heavy soils. Also known as 'Red Core', 'Red Cored' and 'Red Core Chantenay'.
Days To Maturity: 70-75
Seed Sources: Underwood Gardens - updated in 2011

 
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Reviewed on 10/27/2011 by GeorgeS - A novice gardener

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Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

very good carrot..large,straight ,tender and sweet. Definitely will plant next spring. Tops get quite long but that shades the carrot so I didn\'t have to mulch them.
 

Reviewed on 08/06/2010 by Schmidty - An intermediate gardener

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Centre, Pennsylvania, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Short, fat carrot. I like the taste, but what is most impressive is their ability to grow in our heavy, clay, overall awful soil. We planted them by just sprinkling seed on a 4x3 foot area and raking the soil a bit with our hands. They had a great germination rate and grew into big carrots with almost no work, just the occasional watering every few weeks if it got really dry. Also, they store well and keep in the garden until winter. We even found one that overwintered while weeding.
 
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Reviewed on 01/17/2009 by mattandeliz - An intermediate gardener

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Montgomery, Maryland, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This has been a very reliable variety for us. At the top in a taste test we did one year of seven varieties.
 

Reviewed on 08/12/2008 by wmamateur -

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Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
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I have had great results in several different years. My soil is heavy enough that it makes growing some varieties difficult. This has always been reliable and has very good flavor. Some have gotten a bit woody on me if I let them go too long, but that has been a minor issue on an otherwise great carrot.
 
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Reviewed on 07/15/2008 by Marlingardener - An experienced gardener

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Falls, Texas, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Very dependable in our heavier soils. A good yield, but absolutely must be thinned. Holds well in the ground which means you don't have to harvest all at once. Strong growth, resistant to the usual pests and diseases, and is a good reliable carrot for zone 8B.
 
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