Varieties From India
75 days. One of the most darkest (and antioxidant rich) carrots we have seen, with an incredibly deep purple color, and the roots are sweet, finely flavored with hints of wild berry taste in their flavor. This superfood treasure was originally selected and improved from some traditional carrots found in a market in northern India, and by selecting for the darkest roots, this variety is now one of the blackest carrots available from skin to core. This fine carrot is delicious raw or cooked! It’s also used as a dye, and it makes a stunning dark purple juice; when a squeeze of lemon is added, it turns bright pink. Amazingly, it retains its color after cooking and is incredibly high in anthocyanins and a 100 gram serving provides more than half of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C. If left in the garden, it makes an exquisite white, flower umbel that is tinged with lavender. A supremely sweet and heat-tolerant carrot.
A glorious study in the magnificent colors of the natural world, this radish is a soft lavender-to-purple color from pith to skin and boasts amazing, spicy flavor to match! An exceptionally nutritious root crop, this variety works wonderfully sliced thin and eaten raw or pickled, perfect for those who like a spicy, pungent radish. Market farmers will find this most rare gem is a show stopper with curious customers. This tasty heirloom will occasionally produce a few white-rooted radishes. An antioxidant packed variety from India. It’s best grown as a fall radish.
Best grown in the fall! This tasty and nutritious red variety from India is extra rich in antioxidants -- very high in beta carotene and lycopene. Red carrots have been cultivated in India since antiquity, where they are used in a range of recipes, especially in jams and chutneys. Lycopene is an antioxidant that is most nutritionally effective when cooked with a fat; consequently many traditional red carrot recipes combine red carrot with oils or fats. Great for juicing!