Mid length strong smooth roots with a good colour, texture and flavour. Nantes is one of the best long sowing season choices (start seeds in succession every 2-3 weeks for a continuous supply). Blunt ended so very little waste once in the kitchen. Price for 150 seeds
SOW: 10mm deep from March to August (dig the soil well first & sow sparingly to avoid the need for too much thinning). Sowing in early spring before mid-March (warm the soil with the cloches) or after late June can help avoid carrot fly trouble.
GROW: keep moist and weed free – they don’t like the competition. Nantes can be harvested from May to October (after 8-12 weeks growing time).
EAT: enjoy the flavour when pulled fresh from the garden. Can be stored in a poly bag in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. To Freeze - slice or dice larger carrots, freeze baby carrots whole, blanch for 3 minutes, plunge in cold water, drain and pack into convenient sized potions.