Nantes Fancy, ekofrö
Our medium early Nantes favourite is strong growing and adapts well to different soils. Fancy can be grown under glass, as early and medium-early fresh carrot or later for storage. The roots are quite long, cylindrical, smooth and well coloured. The inner colour is rated as extremely good in official trials. Fancy has substantial top and a uniformity that is rare amongst open-pollinated varieties. MOFGA-certified seed. See under Info etc. - Ecologically grown seeds.
|Latin name:||Daucus carota ssp. sativus|
|Botanic family:||The Parsley Family - Apiaceae|
|Days to maturity:||65|
SowingSow when the ground frost is over and heat has begun to penetrate the soil (the warmer soil, the faster germination, at least 7°C) or sow very late in autumn! The seeds then germinate next spring. The seeds, which germinate slowly, can be pre-germinated by putting them in tepid water for 24 hours before sowing. Dry them off and sow! Watering the row before sowing is another way of facilitating germination.
Sow 1 cm deep and not too densely or the thinning becomes difficult. Do not allow a crust to form, or it will be difficult for the seedlings to penetrate the surface. Water!
For a late harvest and carrots to store, they can be sown in June.
SpacingThe early carrots need 1-3 cm of mutual space. Keep 35-50 cm between the rows and in beds 15-25 cm between the rows is sufficient.
HarvestThe first harvest can be done by thinning out! The small roots are delicious.
Harvest the carrots as soon as they have developed a clear orange colour! Then they are tasty too. Early sorts are juicy and should not remain ready for harvest for longer than 3 weeks. They crack easily, especially if there is a surplus of nutrients and water in the plot. Sow fast-growing sorts successively instead!
They can also be stored, but they need to be sown and harvested late. Leave a few cm of the tops at harvest and handle the roots carefully! Jolts diminish the keeping qualities of carrots considerably. Store them in sand, dry leaves, peat or saw-dust in a cellar. If the storage space is excellent they keep in sacks or boxes. Carrots winter the best at a temperature of 0-1°C and high humidity.