Approximately 850 seeds per gram. Daucus carota
The Royal Chantenay Carrot was introduced in 1952 and is both adaptable and dependable. It is a carrot variety that works in a wide range of both heavy clay and shallow soil types. Royal Chantenay is a stout, thick carrot that reaches on average of 12-15 cm (5-6") long and about 5-10 cm (2-3½") wide at the shoulder. Tops grow to 45-61cm (18-15”) tall and spread to 20-30cm (8-12”) wide. It is considered an excellent storage carrot. It is widely used a freezing and canning carrot, but it also makes for an excellent juicer carrot. These dark orange carrots are amazingly sweet and the flesh is fined grained. The strong tops make it easier to pull this carrot.
Direct sow as soon as you are able to work the soil in the spring. A freeze will not harm them. Sow 3-4 seeds per 2.5cm (1”) at 5-12mm (¼-½") deep. Space rows 30-45cm (12-18") apart. Cover seeds lightly with soil and water lightly. Thin carrots when they are 7-8cm (3”) tall and space out to 2.5cm (1”). Keep soil moist all the time while seeds are germinating.
Planting Depth: 5-12mm (¼-½") deep. Space rows 30-45cm (12-18") apart.
Germination: 7-21 days.
Height at Maturity: Tops are 45-61cm (18-24”) tall. Spread is about 20-30cm (8-12”)
Days to Maturity: 60-75 days for maturity. Earlier for baby carrots.
Watering: Carrots require a regular supply of water. At least 2.5cm (1”) of water a week ensures good growth, whether vegetables are grown in single or wide rows. The amount of rain that falls during the week will help supplement how much you should water your garden. Too little water may result in excessively hairy roots (produced to search for water), or woody roots with marked rings. Too much water may cause the roots to split. Soil should remain mildly moist.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing after Thinning: Thin carrots when they are 7-8cm (3”) tall and space out to 2.5cm (1”).
Additional Information: For small baby and bunching carrots plant seeds at a rate of 45 seeds per 30cm (12”). For full sized carrots, plant seeds at a rate of 30 seeds per 30cm (12”) and for storage carrots plant seeds at a rate of 15 seeds per 30cm (12”).