Carrot Purple Haze Seeds
Info: Carrot `Purple Haze` is a heirloom and is very popular in South East Asia for many centuries. With its interesting pattern of orange and purple colour, a length of 15 to 20 cm and a delicious and sweet flavour, it is a highlight in every salad or vegetable dish. When sliced into "carrot coins", its deep velvety purple exterior gives way to a starburst of brilliant orange at their core. In addition, it contains a lot of healthy anthocyanins.
Sowing & cultivation: Sow from Febuary under cloches or fleece. Can be sown outdoors as late as August. Sow them as thinly as possible, this reduces the amount of thinning necessary. Mix the seeds with a handful of sharp sand and sow the seeds and sand together. Plants should be kept well watered and carrots prefer a sandy, well-drained soil. Too much nitrogen will cause the carrots to grow hairy little roots all up and down the carrot.
|Botanical name||Daucus carota|
|Sowing||from Feb. in cold frames, from Apr to Aug outdoors|
|Location||Sandy, well-drained soil|