Carrot 'Nantes 5'

Carrot 'Nantes 5' is an ideal carrot for small gardens, the roots are good and short with sweet and tasty carrots that are quick to crop. More
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Carrot 'Nantes 5' is an early carrot, whose roots are good and short and so easier to grow. It is sweet and tasty and quick to crop. It is the first one I sow in my garden and is ideal for those with small gardens – growing in a pot.

This produces beautiful long cylindrical carrots about 15cm in length. Inter sow with Spring Onion 'North Holland Blood Red' to deter carrot root fly.

Genus Daucus
Group/Species D. carota
Variety Nantes 5
Type Hardy Biennial (grown as a Hardy Annual)
Common Name Carrot
Border Position Front
Soil Type Fertile, Sandy
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 4cm (1.5in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow March under cloches, or April - May successionally direct. Sow seeds thinly, to avoid the need for thinning if you can, 2cm apart.
Care Tips Keep well watered, and cover with a protective fleece. Start preparing your soil in early Winter - digging over and removing stones.
Storing On a light soil, carrots are best left in the ground. Even after the frosts, leave them where they are, covering them with a thick layer of straw. On a heavy soil, dig them up and store.
Harvesting 8-10 weeks from sowing, as required. June - October. Harvest in the evening to deter carrot root fly. Lift by November to store over the winter months.
Cooking Notes Pulled in summer, these are lovely just washed and eaten raw, or cooked very simply - steam them for 6-7 minutes, or try Sarah's delicious Slow-roasted carrots with garlic lemon butter recipe when these have been sown later in the season. Carrot tops can also be eaten.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Carrot 'Nantes 5' reviews

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Reviewed 13th August 2019 by Jonathan

Good germination. Awaiting picking!

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Reviewed 11th August 2019 by Shirley

Seeds germinated quickly and am just starting to use them and they taste delicious

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kelly

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Paul

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jonathan

Good germination. Awaiting picking!