Scarlet Nantes Carrot
'Scarlet Nantes' carrots. Photo submitted by Kate Agner of Colorado.

Scarlet Nantes Carrot

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Scarlet Nantes

68 days — 'Scarlet Nantes' carrots are known for their outstanding flavor. This strain has a strong top with roots that are four to five inches long and semi-tapered in shape.

First appearing in B. K. Bliss and Sons catalog for 1870, it was developed in the vicinity of Nantes, France by selecting for desired traits from the older variety called 'Half Long Stump Rooted' carrot.[1] Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 650 seeds.
Great flavor, some problems
This variety has a great flavor, but we found them to be a little fussy. They had a tiny window for ideal soil temperature, and they grew slooowly. I ended up letting a few rows overwinter, so we'll see if they rally back this spring. I might grow these again, but I'm trying some others varieties first.

VSC NOTES: 2016 was a curious gardening season in the PAC NW and things really didn't perform as they normally do. Also, keep in mind that carrots are biennial plants. That is, you can leave carrots in well-drained ground and lift them as needed during the winter, but once the spring weather arrives and they start growing again, they will put all of their energy into reproduction (flower and produce seed). At this point in their life cycle, they will become woody and generally inedible. ~Mike
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from SW Portland, OR. on 1/29/2017
Lazy Gardener ... Always come back to 'Scarlet Nantes'.
A consistent yielding carrot in our highly variable climate. Does well in our clay soil and stores well. Have tried other varieties but always come back to 'Scarlet Nantes'.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Missoula, MT. on 1/6/2017
Easy to grow in containers ... quite delicious..
I grew these in containers. 'Scarlet Nantes' carrots grew well for me and were quite delicious.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Phoenix, AZ. on 3/5/2017
Good Taste
This is a good tasting orange carrot that I quite enjoyed this past season. It should do well in a variety of conditions and is sure to please most people with its excellent flavor.
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Reviewed by:  from 6b. on 12/29/2018
nantes scarlet
I planted this in my first garden (I won't kid myself on having a green thumb) but I literally did nothing with them and they are beautiful and delicious!!
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Reviewed by:  from colorado. on 8/20/2011
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