Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Organic Red Cored Chantenay Carrot Seed
Chantenay Red CoredCarrot (70 days)
A Golden orange carrot that is 5"-7" long and 2" in diameter. Chantenay Red Cored is known for its ability to handle relatively heavy soils and still produce. Resist splitting and forking. Reliable. Chantenay Red Cored makes a good storage carrot.
1932 Dupoy & Ferguson Seed Company says ... "The tops are shorter and the foliage finer cut than regular Chantenay. However the tops are not brittle and are strong enough to bunch easily. The roots are refined in appearance with small collars, are evenly stumped and have very small rat-tails. The surface of the root is smooth and free from large eyes and side rootlets. The exterior color is a rich orange, decidedly deeper than the ordinary run of Chantenay. The cores are small and nearly the same as the flesh. The roots grow about 5.5-6" long, are 2-2.5" in diameter at the shoulder, and are broad at the bottom, often being 1.25-1.5" just above the rat tail. It possesses all the advantages attributed to Nantes for slicing or for dicing in soups and salads. For market gardener and shipper."
1936 James Seed Company says... "One of the best general purpose carrots. Roots are slightly tapering and abruptly stump rooted, 6 inches long and 2 1/4 inches through at the top. The core is deep orange, the same color as the flesh. Sow early in rows 18 inches apart, thin to 2 to 3 inches apart in the row, cultivate often and keep clean of all weeds. For late use, sow until the middle of June. Also known as Red Cored."
1937 MacFayden Seed Company says... "Quite an improvement. Developed and first introduced by Ferry-Morse. A desirable Chantenay with good interior color; valuable for canners and market gardeners. In our experience Red Cored Chantenay is not as uniform as strains of the straight Chantenay variety."