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Crispy French Carrots

Bolero Nantes

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Crispy French Carrots

Bolero Nantes

These well-bred new Nantes carrots have a slender, 6 to 7 inch long, perfectly cylindrical shape with blunt tips. Boleros are a beautiful deep oran...
These well-bred new Nantes carrots have a slender, 6 to 7 inch long, perfectly cylindrical shape with blunt tips. Boleros are a beautiful deep orange with consistently sweet flavor and juicy brittle texture, perfect to harvest either full sized or as slim elegant baby carrots. They mature quickly with smooth skins that need little peeling and fine textured crispy flesh. Bolero is a fine French delicacy to savor fresh from your garden.

(Alternaria tolerant)
Seed Count: Approx. 1500 / Weight: 1.5 gms
$ 2.79

START SEEDS OUTDOORS

In spring once danger of hard frost is past, sow seeds in full sun in finely-worked, fertile soil. Sow 1/4 inch deep and 1/2 inch apart in rows 8 inches apart, or broadcast thinly in beds and cover lightly. Keep seed bed evenly moist as carrots can be slow to germinate, emerging over 10 to 21 days. If first sowing comes up unevenly, replant right away as seedlings catch up quickly. Thin young carrots several times so seedlings are 2 to 3 inches apart and have room to size up.

 

GROWING NOTES

Carrots like well-worked soil and need consistent moisture to grow well. If your soil dries out fast, cover seedbed with floating row covers to help retain moisture during the germination period. Keep carrots well weeded throughout the growing season. Plant again 3 months before first expected fall frost for a late crop.

 

HARVEST AND USE

Let carrots color up to deep orange before harvesting for best sweet flavor. Eat fresh, juice, or lightly steam. Set off their flavor with fresh lemon or orange juice and a sprinkling of minced herbs. Or glaze with a little honey and ginger or cinnamon. Fresh mint leaves are a tasty, pretty garnish for fresh garden carrots.

Plant In

Location

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

March - June
July - August
Full sun
1/4 inch
1/2 inch
10 - 20 days
Approx. 70

Plant In

Location

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

March - June
July - August
Full sun
1/4 inch
1/2 inch
10 - 20 days
Approx. 70

Plant In

March - June
July - August

Location

Full sun

Planting Depth

1/4 inch

Space Seeds

1/2 inch

Days to Germinate

10 - 20 days

Days to Harvest

Approx. 70

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