Nantes Carrot Royal Seeds
Nantes carrots are edible, underground roots that grow tall and leafy stems. It is an heirloom variety from Royal Seeds Company.
Carrots are crunchy and tender with a mild, sweet taste. They are small to medium in size, averaging 17-20 cm in length and 2-5 cm in diameter, and are cylindrical in shape with blunt, rounded ends on both the stem and non-stem end.
Nantes carrots are available year-round,
Characteristics Of Nantes Carrot (Royal Seeds Brand)
- Cylindrical and straight with a rounded tip
- Maturity 110 days from planting
- Length 17-20 cm plus
- Very attractive internal flesh with high vitamin content
- Yield potential 17 tonnes per acre
- Small core with excellent uniformity
- Deep orange colour
Benefits of Nantes Carrots
- Carrot is good for your eyes.
- They can lower your risk of cancer.
- Lower your chances of heart disease.
- Help keep your blood pressure in check
- Boost your immune system.
- Help ease constipation.
- Lower your diabetes risk.
- Strengthen your bones.
Steps In Growing Carrot To Harvest
Carrots are easy to grow; just give them loose, rich soil free of clods and stones.
- Prepare a well-nourished nursery condition.
- Level the field so that there are no visible slopes within the farmland.
- Apply water all over the farmland, and evenly.
- Create narrow and shallow grooves either horizontally or vertically along the farmland, where the carrots will be placed into.
Plant late in the evenings or early in the morning.
- Prepare a bed that has been ploughed down to a depth of 20.5-23 cm.
- Plant the seeds 0.5-1.5 cm deep in the early spring.
- Space rows 30-46 cm apart.
- Water the carrots each morning and evening until they germinate after about 10-14 days.
- Thin weak seedlings and overcrowded plants when they are 2.5 cm.
- Carrots germinate best in warm, moist soil. Cover the soil with clear polyethylene while the seeds germinate.
- Remove the film when seedlings appear.
- Keep the bed damp as the carrots grow.
- The carrots are ready for harvest when the upper part of the carrots starts pushing out to the surface and becomes visible.
Grasshoppers are a common pest of carrots in Nigeria; take preventive measures to stop it by using Lara Force Gold Â Insecticide, Laraforce insecticide and Neemsol GA.