Carrot Chatenay Red Cored 3
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Packaged by E W King and Co Ltd, of Colchester, in partnership with Kings Seeds Packet contains approximately 2000 seeds Description An immensely popular variety highly recommended as an early maincrop. It is stump rooted with a deep orange colour, smooth skin and solid, thick delicious flesh with a small core. This variety of carrot is classed as a second early. Seed Count: 2,000 WHEN TO SOW March to May WHERE TO SOW Sow thinly direct into the growing site 1.5cm (3/4") deep in rows 30cm (2"/3") apart. If possible sow carefully so that thinning is not necessary. Traditionally seed is mixed with fine dry sand to prevent sowing too thickly. WHAT TO DO NEXT If you have to thin the seedlings, do so in the evening. Water before thinning and remove all debris. Do not transplant. Aim for roots 4-6 cm (2-3") apart. Young carrots can be pulled alternately to "thin" as you eat. MATURITY July onwards HANDY TIP A good variety for an early exhibition use, Try making holes with a bar, filling with compost and sowing seed for the large specimen carrots. Try not to grow on freshly manured grounds as this can produce forking of roots. NUTRITIONAL VALUES High in antioxidant beta-carotene which converts to vitamin A in the body.