Scarlet Nantes Organic carrot seeds are CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Scarlet Nantes has been grown and selected for North American conditions for at least 50 years, and is a workhorse variety that is widely adapted and often out-performs some of the more finicky nantes hybrids. Strong tops and excellent heirloom flavour in 18cm (7") roots that colour up early for optional harvests as baby carrots. When Scarlet Nantes organic carrot seeds reach maturity, they are some of the best storage carrots, and they freeze particularly well for winter use. This is also one of the top yielding juicing carrots because its tender flesh is so easily rendered.
Matures in 70 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)We regret that no more of this product will be available for 2021. We hope to offer it again next season.
It’s easy to learn how to grow carrots from seed. Carrots are biennials so they use their leaves in the first year to gather energy from the sun to build a big, starchy root. This is where they store their energy over the winter. The following spring they use that stored energy to send up a tall umbel of white flowers, looking strikingly similar to Queen Anne’s Lace, to which they are closely related. When the weather gets cold in the first year of growth, carrots convert a lot of their starches to sugars to act as a kind of antifreeze, so the roots become sweeter in winter.