SCARLET NANTES Carrot

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • GOOD FLAVOUR
  • GOOD COLOUR
  • WIDELY ADAPTED
  • VERY SLOW TO BOLT

Scarlet Nantes is a standard Nantes type for main season production through the autumn season with good colour and flavour. Roots are fairly smooth with a cylindrical shape and blunt tip. Scarlet Nantes is a widely adapted, versatile variety that is often used by producers who require young, mature and slightly larger Nantes type carrots for processing. Field holding ability is good and the variety is very slow to bolt. Yield potential is high. Scarlet Nantes is used for the pre-pack, fresh market, home garden and processing markets with the possibility of use as a baby carrot.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Best suited to early cool season production
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CHARACTERISTIC:  SCARLET NANTES
KIND: Carrot (Daucus carota L.)
TYPE: Nantes
MATURITY: Early
Warm: 65 – 70 days
Cool: 70 – 80 days from sowing
SOWING SEASON: Autumn
DIMENSIONS: 18 – 20 x 3.0 – 4.0 cm
COLOUR: Orange
FLAVOUR: Sweet
CARROT SHAPE AND TIP: Cylindro-conical with blunt tip
CORE (COLOUR AND DIAMETER): Good
SKIN SMOOTHNESS: Fair
TOP HABIT: Fairly small with erect foliage
TOP HEIGHT: 20 – 30 cm
TOP COLOUR: Medium green
STEM ATTACHMENT: Medium
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): 
FIELD HOLDING: Good
BOLTING REACTION: Very slow
YIELD POTENTIAL: High
SUGGESTED SPACING: 1.5 – 2.5 million seeds per ha, 2 – 3.5 kg per ha
USE: Pre-pack, fresh market, home garden, export
SPECIAL FEATURES: Can also be used for baby and young carrots