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Lenjo
Mount Angel, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 19, 2007
5:55 PM

Post #3205347

I would love to hear a variety of carrot that stays shorter and fatter. Also anyone ever try the purple carrots?
Farmerdill
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)


February 20, 2007
4:19 PM

Post #3208315

There are round beet shaped carrots, heart shaped carrots and short carrots.
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/54726/index.html
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/66778/index.html
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/55562/index.html
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/66933/index.html

Purple carrots; http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/114207/index.html
http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/66452/index.html Can't tell the purples from a regular orange carrot if you shut your eyes. They are pretty, but some folks reject anything that looks different.
Lenjo
Mount Angel, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 20, 2007
10:19 PM

Post #3209311

Thanks for the input. I checked them all out and I think that I will try the Oxheart.
Farmerdill, you seem quite knowledgeable; ;maybe you could answer another question for me. The little bagged carrots in the grocery store are just very small immature carrots or are they a variety like that? I bet they have a certain variety that they raise for those. They all seem so perfect.
Farmerdill
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)


February 21, 2007
12:09 AM

Post #3209650

There are baby carrots, usually just regular carrots pulled young. Those sack ones in the grocery store are usually processed. This is how they do it.
http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2004-08-11-baby-carrot_x.htm
Lenjo
Mount Angel, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 21, 2007
12:25 AM

Post #3209720

Thanks again, Farmerdill, you are a wealth of information.

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