Papa Earl's Scarlet Nantes Carrot
Scarlet Nantes – (Fort William strain) (Daucus carota) This French variety was originally released in the mid 1800’s. We are offering our own Nantes open pollinated variety from our original collection. A barter situation took place at the Fort William Curling Club one winter evening in Ontario, somewhere in the 1970’s, (likely carpentry services for seed) which would lead to a mason jar of Nantes carrot seed that Earl Zelinski would later take home to his mother for planting the next spring. We continue to grow this carrot because of it’s slender size, and because it is a great tasting and excellent storage carrot. An elegant heirloom selection from Thunder Bay Ontario.
70 days to maturity
425 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions: Sow Carrot seeds in a furrow 1/4 - 1/2 inch deep and 1 inch apart. Thin after germination to 2 inches apart. Sow any empty spaces throughout the year. Keep rows 12-18 inches apart.