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 carota var. sativus
Variety Nantes 5
Type Hardy Biennial (grown as a Hardy Annual)
Common Name Carrot
Border Position Front
Soil Type Sandy, Fertile
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained, Moist but 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.
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