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Carrot 'Purple Haze'    

Daucus carota subsp. sativus

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Belonging to the Daucus genus (Daucus carota subsp. sativus 'Purple Haze'), Purple Haze is a variety of Carrot. Purple Haze is generally thought of as a hybrid variety. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Palatinate purple and   Dark orange. Leaves appear approximately as a   Grade 1 Paint Green colour.

Imperator or Nantes shaped. Unique carrot with purple skin, orange core & stretch marks. Serve raw as a novelty for kids and gourmet meals. The sweet 10- to 12-inch carrots lose their purple color when cooked. High in vitamins and antioxidants. 2006 AAS winner.

An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Purple Haze is known for growing to a height of approximately 15.0 cm (5.85 inches).

Afghanistan is believed to be where Purple Haze originates from.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Purple Haze Carrot is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Purple Haze have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Purple Haze

  • Full Sun

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Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Purple Haze is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to go dormant over the long winter months. USDA Hardiness Zone 3 to 11 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Planting Purple Haze in loamy and sandy soil with a ph of between 5.5 and 7.0 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil to neutral soil.

Growing Purple Haze from seed

Aim to sow 0.23 inches (0.6 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 0.39 inches (1.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 13°C / 55°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Purple Haze about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Purple Haze

Sow in deep, well-worked, stone-free soil after danger of heavy frost from spring to midsummer. Do not transplant, as crooked roots may result. Cultivate periodically or mulch to control weeds. Keep soil evenly moist.

As Purple Haze is very hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Purple Haze about 14 days before your last frost date.

Harvesting Purple Haze

7-8" long.

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late spring.

Other Names for Carrot 'Purple Haze'

Purple Haze (F1)

Latest Carrot 'Purple Haze' Reviews

  • Great dark purple colour. I found these hard to grow, but then none of my carrot varieties grew well this year.

    5 stars

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