Nantes 5 Carrots

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Nantes 5 Carrots

Postby Muddyboot68 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:46 pm

I know the Nantes carrot, I've Grown them and eaten them, but they were Nantes 3. Do the change in number signify anything, Is Nantes 5 better than Nantes 3 ???
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Re: Nantes 5 Carrots

Postby Westi » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:57 pm

Great question! I also thought about that. Nothing on the pack to explain so I assumed maybe bred on to be hardier & stand longer, although I also thought maybe a bit more carrot fly resistant but that wasn't the case with the ones I grew, as even though growing them in potato sacks they still had the odd blemish. I think a bit bigger but that could have been growing in compost rather than soil.
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Re: Nantes 5 Carrots

Postby tigerburnie » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:25 pm

Having trawled t'internet I have not found any mention of what the numbers relate to, I would guess that the higher number is a later strain of the genus, but I don't know for sure.
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Re: Nantes 5 Carrots

Postby Stephen » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:34 pm

I have assumed it is just a number allocated to a strain. Develop them, number them, grow them. Test batch 1, 2, 3 etc.
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Re: Nantes 5 Carrots

Postby Muddyboot68 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:09 pm

Maybe KG can find the answer
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