Purple Cored Carrots

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Check out this eye catching vegetable, a strikingly purple carrot going by the name of “Purple Sun”. Unlike some other varieties its purple pigment goes from skin to core meaning it’s jam packed with anthocyanins, these basically are what cause the antioxidant effect blue berries and black currents have. The pointed roots of this carrot with rounded shoulders are a great improvement on the older purple carrots, producing uniform roots with strong disease resistance, its purported to have a superb sweet flavour too. These can be harvested as baby carrots or grown onto full size.

Height:
30cm (12″)

Spread:
15cm (6″)

Sowing Months:
March to June

Position:
Full sun

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Looking great pulled fresh from the ground…

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How they look in a salad…

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Related Post: Only ever tried an Orange Carrot? Why? – https://planetpermaculture.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/only-ever-tried-an-orange-carrot/

UK visitors can buy from:
£1.66 for 300 – http://www.jungleseeds.com/SeedShop/RootVeg.htm
£2.49 for 300 – http://www.thompson-morgan.com/vegetables/vegetable-seeds/carrot-and-parsnip-seeds/carrot-purple-sun/tm52078TM
£2.19 for 180 – http://www.dobies.co.uk/Garden/Vegetables/Vegetable+Seeds/Carrot+Seeds/Carrot+Seeds+-+Purple+Sun_433830.htm
£2.49 for 180 – http://www.suttons.co.uk/Gardening/Vegetable+Seeds/Popular+Vegetable+Seeds/Carrot+Seeds/Carrot+Seeds+-+F1+Purple+Sun_157255.htm

Author: Andrew

My name's Andrew Towell, I’m 32 years of age and I was born and live in a coastal town called Hartlepool located in the North East of England. The idea behind starting the blog is for me to research sustainable living practices, I enjoy growing plants so their will be an emphasis on organic food production.

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