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.
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.
These red-purple carrots have yellow-orange interiors. They're sweet, with a hint of spice. 'Dragon' seeds are typically slow to germinate, but the experts at Seed Savers Exchange recommend growing them under spun row polyester covers to help.
Whether you grow traditional orange carrots, or raise a rainbow of purple, red, white and red varieties, these crunchy, colorful veggies are fun to raise and good for you. Carrots need deep, loose soil, and when they aren’t happy in the garden, their roots become stunted, twisted or forked.
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.