Carrot "Nantes 2"
Mid-season, high-yielding variety (period from germination to technical ripeness 80-100 days). Root crops of excellent quality, cylindrical, 12-16 cm long, weighing up to 100 g, blunt-pointed. The pulp is bright orange, juicy, tender, of excellent taste. Contains up to 19.4% carotene. The variety is intended for fresh use and processing. The increased content of carotene in root crops makes them indispensable for the preparation of baby and diet food. Root crops are well stored, which extends the period of consumption of carrots until the next harvest.
Carrots grow best on light loamy and sandy loam soils. The best predecessors are: potatoes, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, legumes. In the spring, before sowing, a complex mineral fertilizer is applied to the soil. Sowing at the end of April in grooves to a depth of 3-4 cm. The distance between rows is 18-20 cm. 2 weeks after germination, the carrots are thinned out. The second thinning is carried out when the roots reach 1 cm in diameter, leaving 5-6 cm between the plants. Further care consists in weeding, loosening, watering. Sowing in winter is carried out when the temperature drops to + 5 ° C. (second half of October - early November). Seeds are planted to a depth of 1-2 cm, the surface of the site is mulched with peat.
Eng.: Carrot. Suom.: Porkkana. Sven.: Morot.