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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:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 16
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

93.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Big John
Location:
los angeles, CA, United States
Date:
April 27, 2018
          1.0
 
purple dragon carrots
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? none, inedible

What are the cons? texture, flavor, appearance

Review:

Given the 3' greens, I expected a larger carrot but the largest was only about 4" long. They have a large extremely woody and flavorless center that's an unappealing pale yellow. Couldn't even cut through the center of one of them with a sharp knife. The worst carrot I've ever tasted. Inedible. Threw them away.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
FL Gardener
Location:
Orlando, FL, United States
Date:
March 22, 2018
          5.0
 
Great carrot for zone 9B
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy, beautiful, tasty

What are the cons? None

Review:

Best germination and strongest growth of the five varieties I grew this year. Carrots are a cool season (Nov to March) crop for FL, and it's difficult to get them to germinate outdoors. I germinated them indoors between two wet coffee filters and almost every seed sprouted - I had way too many for the planned space and wound up planting carrots everywhere! 3-4 months to harvest. We washed them well and left the beautiful purple skin on, and they elevated tonight's simple vegetable soup to a whole new level. Wonderfully sweet when cooked. Also provides nice strong greens to throw in smoothies.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 9 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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7 out of 8 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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3 out of 4 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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