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Carrot , Purple Sun (Dark Purple - Mid Nantes Type)

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Daucas carota, One of the Darkest Purple Carrots, a Highly attractive Nantes variety & one of the very darkest purple, plump, conical carrots from the skin to core, tapering evenly from rounded shoulders to pointed tips and when sliced will show a beautiful small lighter purple core in the middle. Very sweet tasting & crunchy & delicious raw or cooked. Amazingly, it retains its colour after cooking & is incredibly high in Anthocyanins & Vitamins. Nantes carrots are small to medium in size, averaging 15-20 cm in length & 2-5 cm in dia & are cylindrical in shape with blunt, rounded ends. Carrots originated in the Afghanistan (eastern) region & normally Black then domesticated with an oriental type, usually black or red to produce deep purple., Seed Count Approx - 250 to 300 avg

SOWING - (F1) Sow thinly Early spring into mid Summer into finely raked, warm, weed-free soil at a depth of 13mm in rows about 30cm apart. Carefully thin seedlings as they grow by plucking them out and eating them. Best in a sunny position in soil which has not recently been manured, Lifted by late Autumn

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2 Product Reviews - Average rating 5 / 5 (Show All)
Excellent real purple carrots
- 11/12/2022
Sown in April alongside leeks and netted to avoid any carrot fly. Harvested from November but could have harvested alot earlier. Wonderful deep purple through. Used roasted with other vegetables. Definitely our carrots from now on
Excellent real purple carrots
- 11/12/2022
Sown in April alongside leeks and netted to avoid any carrot fly. Harvested from November but could have harvested alot earlier. Wonderful deep purple through. Used roasted with other vegetables. Definitely our carrots from now on