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'Nantes' Carrots
 
Sub-Category: Main Season
 
Description: Main-season, 6-inch by 1 1/2-inch, reddish, blunt-ended roots.
Days To Maturity: 72
Seed Sources: Underwood Gardens - updated in 2011
Lake Valley Seed - updated in 2011
Western Wonder, LLC - updated in 2011

 
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Overall: (3.7 Stars)Overall
Taste: (4.3 Stars)Taste
Yield: (3.7 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (3.7 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 09/01/2011 by GardenParadise - An experienced gardener

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Franklin, Maine, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Workhorse carrot for us here. Productive and tasty. Reasonably short season. No issues. I have some small ones in now which might have gone in a little late... might have to cover them. Would like to try storing them in the ground... can\'t have enough!!
 

Reviewed on 02/05/2010 by Joseph L - An experienced gardener

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Cache, Utah, United States
Frost Free Season: Fewer than 103 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I plant this carrot as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring. If thinned early it produces consistent reliable crops by fall. They store till spring in a pit in the garden. About 1% of the crop splits lengthwise during the growing season. I've never had an insect or mildew problem with this variety. A few plants are infected with nematodes each year.
 

Reviewed on 02/15/2007 by Lewis - An intermediate gardener

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Cumberland, Illinois, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

In my area (zone 5) and with my soil (clay) this carrot did not do well. I planted it for a fall crop on August 7, and by October they were still only the size of my pinky finger. Perhaps they did not have enough growing days, but it was very hot before that and not good planting for new carrot seeds. I had tried a spring planting also, but before they were grown, it was too hot for them. Perhaps they need to be planted in the shade.
 




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