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Carrot 'Purple

When carrots are ready to harvest I am ok with vegetables that I see but not at all growing things like carrots and sewn seeds of white reddish that went on my compost this morning did only grow less than one ins. I am google lady every time don't know about anything gardening I always look here at Garden's World.
  

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,496
    Carrots come in different colours

     https://www.marksandspencer.com/s/food-to-order/adventures-in-food/baby-rainbow-carrots 

    at one time only orange carrots were fashionable, but nowadays the seeds of some of the old different coloured varieties are available.  They taste just as good as the orange ones. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,596
    Weren’t they originally purple? 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,496
    edited July 2018
    Either purple or white @Lyn ... can't remember which ... maybe it was both?   I know the orange colour was a (relatively) recent development, and apparently it coincided with the ascent of William of Orange to the throne of England, or something like that, orange carrots became 'the thing' and the others were no longer wanted .... until now  :)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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