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Daucus carota 'Purple Haze'

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Daucus (DO-kus) (Info)
Species: carota (kar-OH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Purple Haze

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


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Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive CurtisJones On Nov 25, 2008, CurtisJones from Longmont, CO wrote:

From your friends at Botanical Interests: A purple carrot? You might be surprised to know that many colors of carrots have been grown throughout history. Medieval Asian and European cultures, (and maybe even Egyptians) grew purple carrots. It was 17th century Dutch patriots that popularized the orange-colored carrots we are familiar with today. Purple Haze is a gorgeous, unique carrot with purple skin on the outside and orange on the inside. A sweet Imperator type, it grows 8”-12” long conical roots and has strong 18” tops. It is high in antioxidants (especially anthocyanin) and vitamins (especially Vitamin A). It is quite the novelty for gourmet meals and a treat for kids! Though it has been reported that people who eat large quantities of carrots may take on some of orange color in their skin, we haven’t heard any reports of purple carrots turning people purple! Although carrots “prefer cool soils to begin life and warm soils to finish it”, you can grow both a spring and fall crop. Carrots will germinate in soils as cool as 45 degrees, and in the fall they can still be dug from the garden and eaten until the ground freezes.

Positive jenhillphoto On Jul 10, 2007, jenhillphoto from Danbury, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:

I love these carrots. They're such a fun color. Some of the smaller ones were not very purple yet and looked like they had red blotches. Very pretty either way. They seemed to retain their color when cooked too, which I did not expect. Taste is good too.

Positive Farmerdill On Oct 20, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An 8 -10 inch cylindrical purple hybrid. A nice productive carrot with good flavor that does quite well here.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pelham, Alabama
Little Rock, Arkansas
Longmont, Colorado
Danbury, Connecticut
Augusta, Georgia

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