Daucus carota 'Purple Haze'
Carrot - F1 Hybrid 'Purple Haze'
Daucus carota Carrot 'Purple Haze' may look different, but before 17th Century Dutch breeding, Carrot s were traditionally purple, red, white or yellow, rather than the orange ones that we know today. 'Purple Haze' retains this colouring with its deep orange flesh contrasting brightly with a rich purple skin. The smooth roots are long and heavy, reaching up to 25cms (10") in length. This colourful variety is packed with antioxidants and Vitamin A. Daucus carota Carrot 'Purple Haze' is best eaten raw as it has a less intense flavour and colour when cooked or steamed. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").
|Botanical name||Daucus carota|
|Common name||Carrot - F1 Hybrid 'Purple Haze'|
|Plant type||Vegetable Seeds|
|Season of interest||Autumn|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Sow April to June. Sow seeds thinly, 1cm (½in) deep in drills 30cm (12in) apart. Thin seedlings carefully when large enough to handle to reduce risk of carrot root fly attacks, and cover later sowings with netting or fleece. Keep well watered for best quality roots.Lift and store unblemished roots in late Autumn, or straw, clamp or protect overwintered roots left in the soil.|