Carrot Cosmic Purple ,Carrot Seeds (Daucus carota ) Heirloom Vegetable!
Small Packet-Approx Seeds per Pack: 500 Seed
Packet contains one gram or approximately 1,142 seeds.
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 32000
Carrot - Cosmic Purple - Daucus carota var. sativus
Biennial Cosmic Purple Carrots 7" roots have a lovely, spicy-sweet flavor. This variety was developed by Dr. Philip Simon and staff at the USDA ARS in Madison, Wisconsin in 2005. This showy variety has bright purple skin that contrasts beautifully with yellow-orange flesh.
Soil and Water: Grow in light, deeply tilled soils with plenty of added organic matter. Add some sand to promote straight growth. Carrots like good drainage and a pH range of 6.0-6.6 with regular water. Keep seeds moist during germination. Apply a mulch layer once established to keep roots cool. Thin the carrots to 3" apart.
The first mention of red, white, and purple carrots can be found in the records of both Afghanistan and Egypt. Yellow carrots, on the other hand, date back to Turkish records from the 900s. Carrots fulfilled medicinal purposes for thousands of years, being used for maladies as diverse as indigestion and cancer. After World War I, carrots became extremely popular in the United States, and are now produced commercially mostly in Texas, Michigan, and California.
Planting and Growing: Direct seed 2 weeks before the last frost in 3 week successions. Carrots can be grown almost all year except in climates with extreme heat or freezing temperatures. Mix the small seeds with dry coffee grounds or sand to improve seed distribution.
Harvesting and Storage: Trim off the foliage to extend storage time, but do not wash the carrots. Layer roots in a container with damp medium and store in cool, humid conditions or store carrots in the ground over winter under a layer of straw.
Did You Know? Purple carrots contain the pigment anthocyanin; an antioxidant which according to the USDA helps prevent heart disease and stroke.
- Soil Temperature: 45-85Â°F
- Planting Depth: 1/8"-1/4"
- Germination: 10-21 Days
- Height At Maturity: 12"
- Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
- Spacing After Thinning: 3"
- Vegetable Botanical Name: Daucus carota
- Vegetable Duration: Biennial
- Vegetable Days to Maturity: 65
- Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 33300
- Vegetable Height: 6 to 12
- Vegetable Spacing: 2 in to 4 in