Cosmic Purple - Carrot


Regular price $3.50

Only 3594 items in stock!

It's the carrot of our ancestors, as wild carrots were purple or white hundreds of years ago. The attractive skin is deep purple, and the interior is orange and yellow. Rich in nutrients. Smooth skin, easy to wash and no need to peel. Grows to about 5-7"  long. Strong roots and tops. 500 mg ~ 350 seeds.

Plant seeds directly in the garden in early spring starting about 2 weeks before average last frost date. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 50-85 degrees. Thin seedlings when they are about 1" high. Successive sowings can be made every two to three weeks. Do not plant if crop will mature in the heat of summer as it may result in poor quality carrots. Planting can resume late summer for a fall harvest. Cut off all but 1" off tops before storing. Even at optimum temperature carrot seed can take up to 18 days to germinate.

Scientific Name: Daucus carota
Days to Maturity: 90
Seed Depth: 1/4-1/2"
Days to Sprout: 12-18
Plant Spacing: 1-3"
Row Spacing: 1-2'
Light Requirements: Sunny / shade tolerant
Plant Height: 15-20"
Life Cycle: Biennial
Frost Hardy: Yes