Nantes Carrot Varieties - Vegetables, actively grown in Russia. She is characterized by a high content of sugar and carotene, good for the health of eyes .Many nutritionists recommend its inclusion in the medical, children and diet diet. A detailed description of this variety is given below.
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Nantes carrot is great for spring and near-winter crops. Shoots gives friendly. The aboveground part of the plant is high, half sprawling. Root crop has a beautiful orange color, sweet taste, good weight( 100-150 g) and almost perfect dimensions( length - 11-17 cm, thickness - up to 6-8 cm) .After technical maturity, its head acquires a purple or greenish tint.
High dining qualities and the ability to be stored for a long time could not but make the breeders want to improve the variety. Therefore, today it comes in several varieties:
- Nantes 2 - an early variety of foreign selection. The root length is 10-16 cm, the color is light orange, the ripening period is 80-100 days from the moment of planting.
- Nantes 4 is an elite early-ripening variety of Russian origin. Root crops of a cylindrical form, up to 17 cm long, weighing up to 160 grams. Vegetation - 3-4 months, yield - up to 6.5 kg per 1 square.meters.
- Nantes Advanced is a mid-season sweet variety bred by Europeans. Recommended for cultivation for juice. Root vegetables have a bright orange color and a small core. Their height - up to 20 cm, weight - up to 150 grams.
- Nantes Red is a mid-season variety, able to withstand disease and flowering. Root crops of a cylindrical form, weighing up to 160 grams, up to 17 cm long. They are painted in orange-red color.
Each of these varieties is renowned for its excellent taste, good keeping quality, health benefits, and ease of planting and care. Therefore, they can be safely planted in your garden.
Advantages and disadvantages of
This root vegetable contains many vitamins( K, PP, C, B2, B1), essential oils, phosphorus, calcium salts, iron and iodine. It can be safely used to treat anemia, heart, liver and kidney diseases, as well as to improve skin velvety. But this is not all its advantages. The advantages of the variety include:
- high yield ( up to 7 kg per 1 sq. Meter);
- excellent keeping quality ( keeps juiciness for a long time and does not rot);
- lack of internal voids ;
- versatility in use;
- excellent taste .
There are practically no flaws in this variety .These include perhaps the requirements of the soil, the love of warm sunshine and the need for frequent watering.
Soil Requirements for Planting
Nantes carrots grow well on loamy, peaty and light sandy soils that must be loosened and fertilized. With this in mind, in the fall should be dug up the beds and make humus cow dung mixed with sand and peat. Then it is recommended to sow winter rye on the plot. It will avoid the appearance of improperly shaped roots with a lot of "fingers."
Rules for planting carrots Nantes
Planting should begin with digging the soil on the bayonet of a shovel in the second decade of December. Immediately it is worth creating a garden bed. It should be located in a well-lit place and be about 30 cm high. In order not to crumble, you can block the planks. Further procedures are as follows:
- To level the beds of the with a rake and plank, remove the pebbles.
- Using the strip, make several 1-1.5 cm deep grooves on it. Insert the seeds into the groove and cover them with earth, lightly compacted by hand.
- Make the next groove at a distance of 25-30 , see from the previous one.
- And so until the bed ends.
At the end of planting, it will be necessary to carefully water the garden bed with warm water and to wait until the first shoots of appear( this is somewhere in 10-15 days).
Grade care after planting
After germination, covering material, if it has been used, should be removed. Crops to begin watering at first daily, and after reaching the maturity - 1-2 days. 30-40 days after sowing, carrots that have risen too well need to be thinned. The final distance between the roots should be at least 6 cm. Also, do not forget to loosen the soil between the plants.
To increase the quantity and quality of the crop, you must fertilize the carrots at least 2 times per season. To do this, you can use the drugs "Agrovita", "Hera", "Fusco" and any other that contain urea, superphosphate or potassium salts. Apply them according to the instructions.
Diseases and their prevention
Nantes carrots can be susceptible to black, white or bacterial rot. These diseases destroy the crop, first covering the harvested roots with bloom, and then creating a wet or dry rot on them. To avoid the manifestation of their symptoms, it is necessary to clean vegetables in warm weather, carefully sorting out before that and creating all the conditions for proper storage.
Harvesting and storage rules
Harvest is best collected at the end of September. It is possible, of course, in October, but the keeping quality and quality of root crops will decrease due to this. Before storing the carrots, it is recommended to wash and dry the , cut the tops completely together with the tip of the vegetable to prevent re-germination. Next, the fruit must be packaged in dark plastic bags and lowered into the cellar.
Judging from the quality of carrots Nantes for the reviews of people, it is very good. Most gardeners respond positively to her. That's what they write on the forums and in their blogs.
Nadezhda, Orenburg Region. Nantes Carrot is the most popular carrot. I plant it 2 times: at the end of April for pickling and in June for storage. Grade I'm happy!
Angela, Bryansk region. I personally like carrots of this variety because of its good germination and excellent taste. The only drawback - it requires frequent feeding.
Vsevolod, Nekrasovskoye. From several varieties of carrots that I planted, this is the only one that brought a rich harvest. I was satisfied, I will plant next year.
However, about the carrots of Nantes has a number of negative reviews and .For the sake of justice, we give them examples:
Anastasia, Saraktash. When she planted, she expected that the carrots would go well and survive at least in the month of January. Harvest something rich, but it was necessary to remove it in the cellar - was gone. Conclusion: Nantes is suitable for use only after collection.
Larisa, Kinel-Cherkasy. Most likely, because of the density of planting large root crops. But it is still a shame, because I was thinning the shoots.
It should be noted that in order to get a harvest, carrots really need to be cared for, and cleaned in the cellar, only having prepared the vegetables for storage beforehand. Then there will be no negative feedback.
Nantes carrots are endowed with high consumer qualities, significantly exceeds other varieties in efficiency, with proper care gives a decent crop. All that is required from a gardener is to follow the rules of sowing, maintenance and storage.