Purple Sun Carrots Conventional & Pelleted

Purple Sun Carrots Conventional & Pelleted


90 days. Whether harvested as a baby carrot or grown to full size, Purple Sun fits the bill. Unlike other purple carrots, it has a striking strong purple color from skin to core. The conical roots are highly pointed at the tip with flat to rounded shoulders. Anthocyanin is a flavonoid with strong evidence of health benefits in humans, and you guessed it, Purple Sun is loaded with it! It's sure to be a show stopper at the table too.

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 650-750 seeds per gram.
  • CR266/S
  • 1 gram
  • $3.95

  • CR266/X
  • 250 seeds Pelleted
  • $4.95

  • CR266/Y
  • 1000 seeds Pelleted
  • $8.95

  • CR266/P
  • 5 grams
  • $12.75
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
45-85°F6-211/4"1-3"4 per inch9-16"75%3 years≈ 650-750Low

Daucus carota var. sativus Studies on the nutritional properties of carrots have revealed that they are powerhouses of a wide range of phytonutrient antioxidants. With the vast spectrum of colors and varieties available, the amounts of individual antioxidants vary, yet the overall balance of these potent nutrients contributes to outstanding health benefits regardless of the variety.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Carrots perform best in deeply worked, well-composted, loose soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0
• When the soil is workable, spade or till it to a fine texture 12-16 inches deep — cloddy, heavy soil will not make straight roots
• Heavy soils can cause forked roots, use Chantenay, Kuroda, Paris Market, or Nantes types in heavy soils
• Avoid split roots by maintaining even watering
• When plants have 7-10 leaves, hill 1-2 inches of soil around crowns to prevent green shoulders

Direct Sowing
• Dig a shallow furrow and lightly cover seed with soil, vermiculite or sifted compost
• Water evenly and regularly to prevent soil crusting
• Row cover beds when soil temperatures are cool and to help prevent soil crusting
• Thin when plants are 4 inches tall
• Sow mid-June—July for a fall/winter crop

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Carrot fly
Insect control: Row covers at planting
Common diseases: Various blights
Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Best harvested when 1/2-3/4 inches in diameter when carrots are sweet and tender
• Irrigate well prior to harvest to ensure the roots have absorbed their maximum capacity of water
• Cut tops prior to storage
• Store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity
• Fall/Winter Crop: Flavor is enhanced after a couple of frosts
• Fall/Winter Crop: Roots can be dug any time at maturity through winter as needed
• Fall/Winter Crop: In harsh climates, mulch with straw for protection

What is pelleted seed?
Seed that has been coated with a clay-based material to form a larger, round shape. This makes planting by hand or mechanical seeder easier and allows for more controlled sowing of small seeds such as carrots or lettuce. All pelleted seed has a National Organic Program (NOP) approved coating.

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
Ad | Alternaria dauci - "Alternaria Leaf Blight"
Ar | Alternaria radicina - "Black Rot"
AS | Alternaria Stem Canker
C | Cercospora
CS | Cavity Spot
MA | Liquorice Rot
P | Pythium Root Rot
PM | Powdery Mildew
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Feb 10, 2014  |  By Nichole
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purple carrots are really not meant for eating raw they're meant for cooking, steam or cook your carrots to bring out the flavor, according to Willi Galloway of grow cook eat and about dot com.
Colorful, not the tastiest
Dec 26, 2013  |  By Missy
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If you're growing these for variety, they're great. We grow striking purple carrots every year because we love having a colorful palette in our kitchen. As far as flavor, your best bet is one of the sweet orange carrots. This is good for juicing, but don't rely on it to have the sweetness that you can expect from most orange carrots.
not so good
Aug 16, 2013  |  By Karen Kennedy
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I grew these this year. Early June sowing. They are just not very flavorful. Bland, really. And not very pretty.