Cosmic Purple Carrot Seeds - (Daucus carota var. sativus)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 500 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 60 days
- Days to Germination:
- 6-21 days @ 50-75F
- Plant Spacing:
- Light Preference:
- Full sun
- Soil Requirements:
- Light, sandy or humus, well drained soil
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Cosmic Purple Carrot - The Tie-Die Carrot
This purple skin beauty has a solid orange to orange-yellow to bright yellow flesh with what many call a sweet-spicy flavor. Typically six to eight inches long, a sweet Danvers-type carrot. Great for market growers and home gardeners alike, they will usually be one of the first to sell out, especially if tasting samples are given!
Cosmic Purple was developed by traditional plant breeding by Dr. Philip Simon and his staff at the USDA Agricultural Research Station in Madison, Wisconsin and released in 2005.
Carrots originated in Europe and Central Asia. The first cultivated variety had branching purple roots and is believed to have been developed in Afghanistan. It migrated to the Mediterranean in the 14th century and then northwards. The orange varieties were developed in the Netherlands in the 17th century.
Coarsely or finely grated carrots are eaten raw as a salad. They are one of the most widely used vegetables they are cut, sliced, diced, cooked, steamed or juiced. Carrots are included in soups and stews and used in sauces and stocks.
Give carrots a good twist when you pull them up so that the leaves do not break off in your hand, but once they are up, cut off the leaves right away. Carrot tops may look pretty, but they keep growing and draw moisture and nourishment out of the roots, leaving them limp, wrinkled and tasteless.