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Gniff Carrot (200 seeds) (CR133) $4.00

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Gniff Carrot

         
 
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A very rare landrace from the Tessin region of Switzerland. These amethyst colored carrots were re-discovered in the 1950s in the picturesque Alps village of Bre being grown by local women who sold them at farmers markets. “Gniff” is translated to purple in the local dialect. Being a landrace, there is a range of expression of colors in this carrot, always a purple exterior with a various amount of violet inside. This is a slow-growing storage carrot that is traditionally pickled; locals will steam, slice and preserve in olive oil, parsley and garlic. A similar type was last described by Vilmorin in the year 1856 as “sweet, purple carrot with a pale yellow heart”.
 
Gniff Carrot
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

66.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
KT
Location:
Midvale, UT, United States
Date:
July 2, 2019
          2.0
 
Some Bolted
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? nothing so far

What are the cons? Bolting early

Review:

Sadly, I just pulled 4 of these carrots because they are bolting. First of July and it got hot fast. My patch of multicolor carrots is still going strong. The babies I’ve pulled to this point have been mostly white. I hope I get to try one full sized and full of purple,

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lindsey
Location:
Anchorage, AK, United States
Date:
January 6, 2019
          5.0
 
Yummy Pretty Slow to Bolt
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Color, flavor, doesn't bolt

What are the cons? a bit slow

Review:

These were a bit slow for me compared to the other varieties I grew (several purples, a yellow, and a red), but they ultimately did well and were gorgeous and tasty. None bolted for me, which is often an issue with our long days here, especially with the purple varieties. Will definitely grow again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rachael
Location:
Islesboro, ME, United States
Date:
December 29, 2018
          3.0
 
Bitter
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Good Germination

What are the cons? Slow growing, Bitter

Review:

These carrots are very slow growing. I grew them in spring, but they may be better suited as a fall variety, a frost might sweeten them up.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sweet Lou
Location:
Port Orchard, WA, United States
Date:
December 8, 2018
          5.0
 
Amazing Carrots
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Everything

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

These carrots really blew me away. I haven't had much luck growing purple carrots in my heavy, wet soil, but these really performed. I tossed the seed down and that's it. They grew where others did not. I got a huge harvest of uniform, great tasting, gorgeous carrots. Couple of umbels, but I think they're pretty so that doesn't bother me. They've stored really nicely in the ground and even better in the fridge. Very impressed. These will always have a place in my garden. Thank you Baker Creek, for offering such unique varieties!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SwampFarmer
Location:
Northeast, WI, United States
Date:
December 4, 2018
          4.0
 
Tasty
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty

What are the cons? Need to learn how to grow them

Review:

These did well at my site with the only problem being a seemingly lower germination rate than the other carrots I grew. However, it was a challenging spring with wide temperature variations and no rain when we needed it. I just ate one, (December), and they are storing well. After being in storage they have an "old fashioned" texture. Not at the top of my list for carrots...yet. I do however recommend them, and will be growing them again. I very much appreciate the fact that they take a full season so I don't have to guess when to plant them for longest storage into the winter.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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