Carrot, Red Core Chantenay (Organic)
Daucus carota. 70 days.
The ultimate carrot for winter cultivation and storage. Wide shoulders, dense flesh, and solid carrot flavor make it a preferred variety for processing and great for bulk and/or wholesale as the poundage adds up quickly. Grows well in heavy soil, strong tops and wedge shape make for easy harvest. This variety still wins taste tests over all the fancy hybrids out there, but don’t expect the sugary watery-ness of Nantes type carrots (which do have their place, don’t get me wrong); instead the complex carrot flavor and crisp texture will have you wax poetic: “Once upon a toothsome day, I ate a Red Core Chantenay.” Crunch!