Carrot 'Purple Haze F1'

We love eating carrots raw and the purple, washed vermilion roots of Carrot 'Purple Haze' are beautiful served as a plate of veg crudites to dip into hummus, tzatziki or any other pate. More
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We love eating carrots raw and the purple, washed vermilion roots of Carrot 'Purple Haze' are beautiful served as a plate of veg crudites with radishes, fennel and sugar snaps to dip into hummus, tzatziki or any other pate.

Dutch breeders in the 17th century produced the typical orange carrot we see today in supermarkets, but originally wild carrots were purple, red, white or yellow.

This produces beautiful long cylindrical carrots about 25cm in length. Inter sow with Spring Onion 'North Holland Blood Red' to deter carrot root fly.

Genus Daucus carota var. sativus
Variety Purple Haze F1
Type Hardy Biennial (grown as a Hardy Annual)
Common Name Carrot
Border Position Front
Soil Type Sandy, Fertile
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained, Moist but Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 4cm (1.5in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow in gutters in March or wait until the soil has warmed up and sow direct April - July. Germination is poor in cold soil. Sow as thinly as possible, in a 6in/15cm strip, not a single line. This reduces the need for thinning and the associated problems with carrot fly. Can also sow this variety earlier inside, 3-4 seeds per module or 1 whole pack into guttering, and plant out, without thinning in mid spring. Easy germination, particularly if you garden on light soil.
Care Tips Keep well watered, and cover with a protective fleece. Start preparing your soil in early Winter - digging over and removing stones.
Flowering August - September, the following year
Vase Life The crimson flowers of 'Purple Haze' are beautiful for picking - simply leave a few carrots in the ground.
Storing On a light soil, carrots are best left in the ground. Even after the frosts, leave them where they are, covering them with a thick layer of straw. On a heavy soil, dig them up and store.
Harvesting 8-10 weeks from sowing, as required. June - October. Harvest in the evening to deter carrot root fly. Lift by November to store over the winter months.
Cooking Notes Pulled in summer, these are lovely just washed and eaten raw, or cooked very simply - steam them for 6-7 minutes, or try Sarah's delicious Slow-roasted carrots with garlic lemon butter recipe when these have been sown later in the season. Carrot tops can also be eaten.
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