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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 ???
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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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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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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