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Purple Dragon Carrot (300 seeds) (CR129) $3.00

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Purple Dragon Carrot

         
 
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70 days. Gorgeous reddish-purple exterior is smooth and very attractive—unusually refined appearance. The purple outside makes a nice contrast with the brilliant orange interior, especially when served as slices on relish trays, platters and more. Roots typically reach 7-8” in length; halflong root habit means you can get well-formed roots even in somewhat tight or heavy soil. Flavor is spicy-sweet and wonderfully complex--great for snacking, and kids really seem to love them! The anthocyanin-rich purple coloration is a valuable bonus, and the roots contain lots of lycopene as well. Bred by Dr. John Navazio.
 
Purple Dragon Carrot
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 14
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Intermittent Gardener
Location:
Pittsburg, TX, United States
Date:
January 27, 2018
          5.0
 
Delicious popular with family
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Delicious, interesting flavor

What are the cons? Didn't keep great

Review:

I meant to review these 3 months ago when my opinion was more current. I ordered these for 2017 and received some Cosmic Purple as an extra from Baker Creek, and they were both good, though my family liked these a bit better than Cosmic Purple. Our soil is clay so they didn't grow especially long, probably 5 inches at the longest. Partly due to my impatience in harvesting and partly to a hot summer, the majority were 2 to 3 inches long. I didn't fertilize at all so that likely affected the size. I had little trouble keeping the purple exterior intact, but the cross-section definitely showed a lot of orange. Flavor was good raw and cooked, in Thai yellow and green curries and in Indian pullaos (rice, onions, carrots, peas and spices); in the pullaos they colored the dish somewhat purple. Definitely 70 days to harvest here in zone 8a. I'll definitely try these again in 2018 and thereafter.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Reeannonn
Location:
Highland, IN, United States
Date:
January 16, 2018
          5.0
 
Great carrots
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Delicious and Beautiful

What are the cons? Time

Review:

I have been growing these for the past two years and haven't found a better one to replace it with. Love the taste. Just takes a long time before harvesting these. I was still digging these up after the first frost and had no affect on the taste or texture. Great for canning as well. I also like growing cosmic purple carrots as well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
no
Location:
redding, CA, United States
Date:
December 13, 2017
          4.0
 
good carrots
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? very pretty tasted good

What are the cons? slow, does not keep well

Review:

overall good

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dragacorn
Location:
Littleton, CO, United States
Date:
November 29, 2017
          5.0
 
Amazing Carrots
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Grew in clay

What are the cons? Dislikes, none!

Review:

Planted second week in July. Harvested a bumper crop November 27th. Good substantial size. Only 1 forked out. Didn't consistently water. Had to carefully use a shovel to dig them out of the clay. Supernatural carrots. Thanks for the free seed packet Bakers Heirloom!!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AMM
Location:
Barboursville, WV, United States
Date:
October 28, 2017
          5.0
 
Try it
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Everything!

What are the cons? Long maturity

Review:

I can't say enough good things about these! They're the most reliable carrot we've grown, and we trailed around 16 types of carrots this year, spring, summer, fall, and now continuing into winter. The germination rate is phenomenal - probably 80% where our other varieties were the normal 40% we get in our raised carrot beds. The only other variety that germinated that well was the Pusa Asita. The flavor and growth is consistent no matter the temperature or the rain, they've been unstoppable. No splitting, no bitterness, no issues whatsoever. They take longer to mature than the usual carrot, but who cares when you're able to pull a carrot in July that tastes the same as the carrot you pull after frost in October? I agree with other comments, this carrot has a very distinct "carrot spice" undertone to its flavor when eaten raw. I love it, but for those who don't, cook it! It's amazing tossed in olive oil and broiled.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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