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."
Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. FL, IL, OR, TX
I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.