Cosmic Purple Carrot Seeds!Packed with antioxidants and vitamin A, "Cosmic Purple" carrots have a sweet, satisfying flavor in soups, salads or when eaten raw. "Cosmic Purple" carrots, an open-pollinated variety, have a dark wine-colored skin, but the interior is as orange as a regular carrot. Carrots grow best during the mild temperatures of spring and fall, and they develop root defects and an undesirable flavor if the weather gets too hot as the carrots develop. In the best conditions, "Cosmic Purple" carrots mature in 70 days or less.
Plant in spring, 2 to 3 weeks before last frost, ½ inch deep, ½ inch apart, in rows 12 to 24 inches apart. Deeply worked soil with fine, weed-free seedbed will greatly improve chances of successful crop. Carrots are slow to germinate (1 to 3 weeks), and often germinate unevenly over a period of several weeks.
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