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Chantenay, Red Cored Carrot
'Red Cored Chantenay' carrots.
Chantenay, Red Cored Carrot
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Red Cored Chantenay

70 days — 'Red Cored Chantenay' plants are large, reaching about twenty inches tall, and produce roots that are five to 5˝ inches in length, bright orange in color, stump-rooted in shape, and are tender and sweet tasting.

Chantenay-type carrots were developed and originally introduced in France in the 1830s. 'Red Cored Chantenay' is the result of continued selection by C. C. Morse & Company for "red" (dark-orange) colored roots and was introduced  in 1930.[1] Here is what they had to say in their 1931 seed catalog:
"The first time you pull this new carrot you will want to eat it then and there. The deep orange-red color and smooth symmetrical shape are combined with just the right size to make it irresistibly appetizing. Its beauty is not merely skin deep; it goes clear through to the very center and the interior is even more tempting than the outside. The yellow ring which is usually found around the core of carrots has been bred out of Red Cored Chantenay and in the breeding a sweeter, richer flavor has been acquired. This flavor alone is enough to establish its superiority and when combined with the crisp, tender quality and deep color of the flesh a new treat is furnished for those who appreciate the healthful and high nutriment value of carrots. On the inside back cover will be found an unretouched photograph [Ed. refer to image above] of this and other carrots in natural colors."[2]
Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 650 seeds.

  1. "Morse's Seeds," C. C. Morse & Co., San Francisco, California, 1930 (see image of the catalog description above).
  2. "Ferry's Home Garden Catalogue," Ferry-Morse Seed Company, Detroit, Michigan & San Francisco, California, 1931.
  3. "Descriptions of Types of Principal American Varieties of Orange-Fleshed Carrots," USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 361, May, 1940.
Customer Reviews Average Rating review
Not bad
The carrots in these are pretty good, but not nearly as good as the purple ones I got from here last year. Germination and growth were slightly better than the others, though.
Reviewed by: Amber Schooley from Pomona, CA. on 4/13/2014
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