Crunchy, juicy ‘White Satin’ carrots have a sweet but slightly spicy taste. This Nantes-type carrot holds up well in storage. Serve them uncooked, alongside purple and orange carrots, to add color to the table.
Eye-catching 'Purple Haze' carrots won an AAS award. This is an Imperator type carrot (a carrot with long, tapered, straight roots). The bright purple skins hide bright orange interiors; the colors fade in cooking.
Sweet-tasting and tapered, ‘Deep Purple’ carrots grow to 7 or 8 inches long. They’re dark purple inside and out, although the color fades when the carrots are cooked. Try quickly stir-frying them to preserve the color.
'Yellowstone' carrots are non-GMO, which means they are open-pollinated, not genetically engineered. They're sunflower-yellow in color, with a sweet, mild flavor and a crisp bite. 'Yellowstone' is an Imperator-type carrot.
Some seed sellers say that white carrots were grown as far back as the Middle Ages. Today, the cream-colored roots of ‘Lunar White’ offer cooks and gardeners a mild flavor and small cores. While carrots with colorful pigments are thought to offer more health benefits, this variety is a good source of dietary fiber.
'Solar Yellow’ carrots have their roots, so to speak, in the Middle East. Some sources date them to the 900s, while others say they appeared in the 14th century. They’re a bit sweeter than most orange carrots, and hold their buttery color when cooked.