Atomic Red Carrots produce crisp, red roots with mild, sweet flavor
Atomic Red Carrots produce crisp, red roots with mild, sweet flavor. The good sized roots grow to roughly 8" long. These carrots are particularly high in the red pigment lycopene and their brilliant color grows deeper after cooking.Apiaceae Daucus carota var. sativium
The roots of Chantenay carrots are short and conical with a broad shoulder. They can be quite sweet and tasty, but they are best used when young as they may develop a woody core with age. They are generally better cooked than raw. These types aren’t as fussy about soil as the Nantes and Imperator types and do better in heavy, stony and cold soil. They over winter well in the ground and store well out of the ground.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 70-78 (Spring/Summer), 75-85 (Fall/Winter)
- Growing Habit
Carrots are fully hardy and in mild climates they will continue to grow right through the winter. They can be frost tolerant.
- Spring, Fall
- Growing Season
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cold, Cool, Warm
Carrots need full sun for best production, though they may do okay in part shade in hot climates. They also like a fairly warm soil.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 45°F - 75°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Carrots germinate very slowly in cold soil, so it's best to allow the soil to warm up a little. It takes 50 days for them to germinate at 40 degrees, but only 17 days at 50 degrees.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm)
Carrots need full sun for best production, though they may do okay in part shade.
Carrots need a steady and even supply of moisture for good growth. Too little water may result in excessively hairy roots (produced to search for water), or woody roots with marked rings. Too much water may cause the roots to split, encourage too much top growth or result in poorly flavored roots. Extreme fluctuations of soil moisture between dry and wet conditions may cause cracking of the roots.
Carrots are surprisingly light feeders considering the amount of food they produce.
- Tolerates light frost, Needs summer shade
- Small Gardens?
Though most carrot varieties don't do well in containers, some of the short or half long types can be grown in fairly deep containers. Choose a pot that has drainage holes in the bottom and is at least 12" deep and 18" wide. Fill with potting soil, water thoroughly, and allow to drain. Plant your carrots 1 1/2" - 3" apart so they have enough room to grow. Keep the soil moist and place in an area that has access to at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. Baby carrots will do better than other types of carrots in containers.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
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- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Slightly spicy, sweet, best when cooked or roasted.