Scarlet Nantes Carrot

The Scarlet Nantes Carrot is the classic gardeners carrot because of its delicious old-world taste that is sweet and healthy. Turnaround time from planting till harvest is 65 days.  The Scarlet Nantes is a particularly good variety due to its excellent freezing or canning qualities. 

  • Non-Hybrid
  • High Germination Rate
  • Regenerating

Description

The Scarlet Nantes Carrot is the classic gardeners carrot because of its delicious old-world taste that is sweet and healthy.  This carrot is a 5.5-6 inch long coreless variety that is perfect for juice, raw eating, cooking and freezing.  The Scarlet Nantes is a particularly good variety due to its excellent freezing or canning qualities.  This biennial plant produces a seed stalk the second year.  Turnaround time from planting till harvest is 65 days.  1 ounce of seeds gives you approximately 16,000 seeds.  Carrots in general are known for their durability, strength and above average germination rate.

 

The nutritional value of the Scarlet Nantes Carrot is unsurpassed. This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6 and Manganese.

 

The Scarlet Nantes carrot originated in France in the 1850′s.  The carrot was developed by the French Seed Company, Vilmorin, a 265 year old seed company  that has grown into one of the largest seed companies in the world.  Because of the longevity of its place in history, it is a proven winner for Seed Kits or Seed Banks.

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