|Full Sun, 6-8 Hours/Day
|Heavy, 6 Gallons/Week
|Moderate, 65-85 Days Harvest
|20 Plants, 4 Per Row
Chantenay carrots are short carrots with light orange skin and orange-red colored cores. Chantenay carrots are grown for canned and processed carrots because of their high yield. The carrots can be eaten fresh, frozen, or canned. Chantenay carrots can be eaten raw or cooked, with their taste usually described as sweet and crisp. However, they may become coarse and tough when grown past maturity, specifically in the heat of summer. Like all carrots, Chantenay carrots are high in carotene and fiber.
There are two main types of Chantenay carrot seeds available to gardeners, Red-cored Chantenay or Royal Chantenay.
Red-cored Chantenay carrots have a redder core and blunt tip.
Royal Chantenay carrots have an orange-red core and a tapered tip.