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Nantes Seeds

Bright orange nearly core-less medium sized roots, heirloom from 1880's, named after the French city Nantes. The round cylindrical root up to 17cm with smooth skin and rounded root-tip still has its favoured qualities including sweetness, crispness and culinary characteristics. Young roots are extremely tender and sweet, used in salads or cooked. Uses include soups and carrot cake, also good for juicing. Store only with vegetables as carrots can become bitter stored with fruits. For best results in Australia sow Nantes seed in the cooler seasons. 70 days.

Available options:

Eden Seeds
Packet (1100 seeds) $3.90
10g $6.50
50g $9.50
100g $17.25
Select Organic (certified ACO 10457)
Packet (600 seeds) $4.40

General information:


Daucus carota

Very nutritious vegetable originating from central Asia. Richest vegetable in vitamin A. Used by ancient Greek physicians as stomach tonic, known in Roman times and widely used as a vegetable by 13th century. Sunny spot. Good in all soils, likes well drained friable soil, fertilised for previous crop. Thin to 20-50mm and use thinnings as baby carrots. Sow seed direct, keeping seeds moist, can cover with hessian or similar till germination which is usually about 5-6 days, then uncover to let light in. Rotate crops to prevent disease build-up. Cleaned carrots store well in cool conditions. Sow spring, summer and autumn, best not sown in heavy frost.

600-900 seeds per gram

Carrot seeds planting information:

When To Plant In Australia
Seed Sowing
Plant space cm:2-5
Row space cm:25-30
Depth cm:.5-1
Best soil temp:10-30 °C
Other Info
Number of seeds per gram:600-900
Rate per hectare:3-4.5kg
Average days to maturity:65-90
Seed savers needed
Edible Flowers
Sprout & Eat
Sprout & Cut
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restrictions for this seed.
W.A. CustomersDue to quarantine restrictions in W.A. there is a 10,000 seeds limit per each variety.
Carrot seed count is 600-900 seeds per gram. Please stay under this 10,000 seeds limit when ordering seeds as we will have to reduce or remove it from your order. If you have any queries on ordering large quantities please phone us on (07) 5533 1177.
TAS CustomersDue to quarantine restrictions in TAS there is an 800g limit per each seed variety.
Please stay under this 800g limit when ordering seeds as we will have to reduce or remove it from your order.






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