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What are the pros? Grew in clay
What are the cons? Dislikes, none!
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!!!
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Everything!
What are the cons? Long maturity
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.
What are the pros? Color, flavor, easy to grow
What are the cons? None
These germinated well at my elevation but did not grow very big. Most were 4" in length, with a couple around 7". I believe I overcrowded them. Will try them again next year and give more space. Direct sow April 22nd, pulled all after the first frost Sept 30th.
2 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Easy to grow, tastes great
I have grown this variety for a few years now and love both the taste and color. It is unique in both. It is sweet with a hint of unique spice, not hot spice just spice.
I grow these on a deeper pot with no trouble at all. Enjoy these if you haven't given them a try!
3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Good size
We planted 3 separate varieties, hoping to get some carrots at our new property, but we honestly didn't expect to get any due to the ground being so rocky. We are in the Ozarks, zone 6b. So we started using the Back to Eden method by adding a thick layer of hay last fall and we planted the carrots this spring. We planted muscade, cosmic purple and this one (purple dragon). The muscade were thick and short, very rooty, with a unique floral aftertaste...but they did not grow well. This variety was the only one to germinate well and grew perfectly normal! The carrots are long and thick. Some did split, but we got heavy rains for a bit, and maybe we had too much nitrogen for them in the compost we added. Either way, we are very pleased with them. The taste is very strong, since we just harvested in the heat of the summer, but we plan to plant more for a fall harvest. I am sure they will taste great! Thank you Baker for providing us with seeds that perform well in our soil!!