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Carrot 'Cosmic Purple'     

5 rows, by blackberries, under cardboard

This planting has been archived (Harvested).


Latest Milestone Harvesting

Quantity: 1

Plant Carrot Daucus carota subsp. sativus 7931


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Your harvest looks great. I just picked up a few cosmic purple seeds, how did your carrots taste? Any tips?

  • Sidenote: Funny how carrots never look like the seed packets. :-)
Posted on 26 Feb 13 (over 6 years ago)

So true! I think that over-fertilizing can lead to “hair-ier” carrots, and my interesting-looking multi-branched roots may have resulted from that. So a tip might be to not add any nitrogen fertilizer before planting. I find it fun to grow different colors of vegetables, and the cosmic purple are definitely a nifty color (orange in the middle, merlot on the outside). But I have to say that they weren’t my tastiest carrot, so at least in my garden there was a trade-off between appearance and flavor. They weren’t bad, just not quite as sweet and tasty as some other varieties (like rainbow which ranges from pale yellow to deep orange).

Posted on 26 Feb 13 (over 6 years ago)

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