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Purple Carrot

Purple Carrot

Deep purple carrot with a white center. Packed with anthocyanin, which is good for your heart and blood. Also lowers cholesterol. And adds some pizazz to any salad.
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Specifications

Sowing time: mid-March - mid-August Height: 40 cm Contents: 0.5 grams

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Purple Carrot

This unique carrot is deep purple on the outside and white or yellow on the inside. Stunning! It’s a fun alternative to “regular” carrots. 

Purple carrots are tasty, but not quite as sweet, juicy or crunchy as our orange carrots. Still, the funky Colors more than makes up for it. 

  • Species name: Deep Purple F1 
  • Family: Carrot 
  • Plants per square patch: 16 
  • Height: 30 to 40 cm 
  • Sowing time: Mid-March to mid-August 
  • Sowing depth: 0.5 cm 
  • Germination time: 10 - 21°C in 10 - 15 days 
  • Time to harvest: After 10 to 14 weeks 
  • Sunlight: Ideally full sun (more sun means sweeter taste)
Want to buy Purple Carrot seeds? We sell seed bags separately, or, you can get them as part of a seed pack:  

What's so special about our Purple Carrots?

Yes, there's more! Carrots are rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and C. And they pack a beta-carotene punch, which your body converts into Vitamin A. 

Carrots also contain minerals like calcium and potassium (for strong bones) and lots of fiber for healthy digestion. 

And don't forget the leaves! Even the tops are full of vitamins and minerals like calcium, potassium, and Vitamins C and K. 

Purple carrots are also rich in a unique type of antioxidant known as anthocyanin. (It’s a type of flavonoid found in blueberries, blackberries, purple cabbage, purple potatoes, etc.) This particular antioxidant helps combat the ageing process, heart disease, and other health issues.

Sowing and growing

16 carrots fit in one square plot. To sow, plant a few seeds in each hole. When the seedlings come up, thin them out carefully so the remaining carrots have enough room to grow.
 
Thinning out means cutting away extra seedlings at the soil line. If you uproot them like weeds, you'll disturb the remaining carrots. Same goes for transplanting: just don’t do it ;-). 
 
Step-by-step sowing and growing instructions are in the Planty Gardening app.  

How to use it?

You can enjoy the carrot roots solo. Eat them raw by the fistful or grate through salads. You can also boil, stew or roast them. 
 
The leaves are edible and super healthy. They taste similar to parsley: spicy with a hint of carrot flavor. Process raw in a (tabouleh) salad with the carrot root, tomato, onion, chickpeas and cumin. Or make a pesto. Or toss in a stir-fry. Lots of options!