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Carrot 'Nantes'

Daucus carota ssp. sativus 'Nantes'

Also known as

Scarlet Nantes, Early Coreless, Wortel (Afr.)

Full Sun
Easy care
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Carrot 'Nantes' Overview

Daucus carota subsp. sativus 'Nantes' is known commonly as Carrot 'Nantes Frubund'. Carrots produce large edible taproots that can range in colour from white to yellow, red and purple depending on the variety. Nantes carrots are orange, long and cylindrical with a blunt end. Uses: Culinary

Common problems with Carrot 'Nantes'

Carrots can suffer from Thielaviopsis basicola (Black Root rot), Xanthomonas campestris pv. carotae (Leaf blight) and Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (White mould)

Carrot 'Nantes' Companion Plants

Lettuce, onions, radish, tomatoes, basil, parsley, rocket

How to harvest Carrot 'Nantes'

Carrots can be harvested 8 - 12 weeks after sowing, or as soon as they have reached the preferred size.

How to propagate Carrot 'Nantes'


Direct sow seeds 1 cm deep and rows 30 cm apart. Germination occurs in 10 to 20 days after which the seedlings should be thinned. Sowing time - Spring/Summer or right through the year in warmer climates.

Special features of Carrot 'Nantes'

Crop rotation

Do not plant root crops on the same soil to prevent soil diseases. Rotate with other crops.

Other uses of Carrot 'Nantes'



The taproot is edible fresh, cooked or preserved.


High vitamin A value! The beta-carotene helps good eye-sight.

Edibles to Sow or Plant Outside in September

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