Daucus carota 'Chantenay Red Cored 2'

Daucus carota ‘Chantenay Red Cored 2’


  • Botanical name: Daucus carota 'Chantenay Red Cored 2'
  • Common name: Carrot
  • Family: Apiaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable

Carrots are easy to grow and home-grown carrots taste much sweeter than those bought commercially. They are an excellent source of Vitamin A and antioxidants. For best results grow carrots in free-draining soil, such as sandy soil, which warms up quickly in spring, aiding germination. Prepare soil well by removing as many stones as possible, otherwise the roots may fork. Cover seedlings with horticultural fleece to prevent carrot root fly from laying eggs in the crop.


Daucus carota ‘Chantenay Red Cored 2’ is an early maincrop carrot, which produces small cored, stump-ended carrots with an intense orange colour and a fantastic flavour. They store well into winter.

How to grow Daucus 'Chantenay Red Cored 2'

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    8cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

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Collect seeds
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Do not Harvest in January

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Daucus 'Chantenay Red Cored 2' and wildlife

Daucus 'Chantenay Red Cored 2' is known for attracting beneficial insects and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Does not attract Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Daucus 'Chantenay Red Cored 2' poisonous?

Daucus 'Chantenay Red Cored 2' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Daucus 'Chantenay Red Cored 2'