Gniff Carrot

Rating:
83% of 100

100+ Days. A very rare landrace from the Tessin region of Switzerland. These amethyst-colored carrots were rediscovered in the 1950s in the picturesque Alps village of Bre, where local women grew them for sale at farmers markets. “Gniff” is translated to “purple” in the local dialect. Being a landrace, this carrot expresses a range of colors, from its purple exterior to its violet-hued interior. This is a slow-growing storage carrot that is traditionally pickled by steaming, slicing and preserving them in olive oil, parsley, and garlic. A similar type was last described by Vilmorin in 1856 as “sweet, purple carrot with a pale yellow heart.”

  • 100+ Days
  • Full Sun
  • Sprouts in 12-18 Days
  • Seed Depth: 1/8"
  • Ideal Temperature: 50-75 F
  • Plant Spacing: 2-3" 
  • Frost Hardy: Yes
  • Daucus carota

Growing Tips: Carrots require light and fluffy soil in full sun, adequate moisture but only average fertilizing. Surface sow; press in gently and provide consistent irrigation. Best in cooler weather.

$4.00
Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 200
SKU
CR133
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