Royal Chantenay - Carrot Seeds
• 70 days
• Package contains approximately 1,800 Royal Chantenay Carrot Seeds
• Germination: 10-18 days.
• Plant seeds 1/4-1/2" deep, 2" apart, with 14-18" between rows.
Royal Chantenay Carrots taste great whether you let them grow big or harvest them when still small. Grows well in heavy or shallow soils. These carrots have a cylindrical shape and aren’t as tapered as other carrots. Royal Chantenay carrots offer beautiful orange color and great taste. Good for canning or freezing.
Although carrots are most often orange, they come in a variety of colors that can brighten up salads and other dishes. Carrots come in different shapes and sizes from blocky and short to tapered and slender. These root vegetables are easy to grow and tend to be hardy, offering a great source of vitamins and delicious taste without a lot of effort.
Planting, Growing, and Harvesting:
Carrots are a cool-weather crop that can make a wonderful addition to your garden. Plant carrot seeds directly into tilled soil in a sunny spot. The soil should be well-drained with plenty of organic matter.
Carrots may be a little tricky when it comes to harvesting, since they grow underground and can’t be seen until you actually pull them up. Check by feeling the top of the carrot through the soil to get an idea of the diameter, then carefully pull if it is as large as you like. You may want to loosen the soil around the carrot before attempting to pull it out to make the task easier.
Carrots store well and can be used in all kinds of recipes.
Recipes/How to Use:
Carrots can be stored in the refrigerator, left in the ground for later use, canned, frozen, or dried. There are many recipes that call for carrots and these vegetables are quite versatile.
Honey Glazed Carrots
2 C. carrots, peeled and cut into small sections (baby carrots also work well)
2 T. honey
1 T. brown sugar
1/2 T. butter
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
dash of ginger
Steam the carrots. In a saucepan, combine honey, brown sugar, butter, lemon juice, and ginger and cook on medium heat until it starts to bubble. Turn off heat. Add carrots and mix well to coat.