All about…Chantenay Red Core Carrot
23 . January .2017Cheryl Miller0 Comments
- 68 days
- Contains approximately 1,800 Chantenay Red Core Carrot Seeds
- Germination: 10-18 days. Plant seeds 1/4-1/2″ deep, spaced 2″ apart.
Chantenay Red Core carrots are true to their name, sporting a signature red-colored core that makes them distinct and a beautiful way to add color to salads and other recipes. These carrots are short and thick, growing about 5-6” long. Chantenay Red Core carrots have a flavor that grows sweeter the longer you store them. These carrots have heavy yields and a small core.
Carrots are a root vegetable with a flowering stem. They are rich in many vitamins and are a versatile addition to many recipes, both cooked and raw.
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. Enjoy carrots raw or cooked.
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.