CR281A - Purple Haze
This unusual variety was a 2006 AAS winner! Deep purple on the outside and bright orange inside, it has a lovely sweet taste especially when raw. Lightly stir-fry to retain a deeper purple colour. We recommend planting Purple Haze carrot seeds after the May long weekend so it does not bolt. The roots are 25-30cm (10-12") long, and slender with a graceful taper. Children love the idea of purple carrots, and appreciate the sweet flavour of Purple Haze. Sow carrots in deeply cultivated soil and apply a specialty carrot fertilizer at planting time
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How To Grow
Whatever type of carrot seeds you plant it’s easy to learn how to grow carrots from seed. Here are some common characteristics. Carrots are biennials, so they use their leaves in the first year, to gather energy from the sun to build a big, starchy root. This is where they store their energy over the winter. The following spring they use that stored energy to send up a tall umbel of white flowers, looking strikingly similar to Queen Anne’s Lace to which they are closely related. When the weather gets cold in the first year of growth, carrots convert a lot of their starches to sugars, so the roots become sweeter in winter.