Carrot Purple Dragon

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Considered to be one of the finest, most refined purple carrots available with a sweet almost spicy flavour.

  • Seed Count: 650

473 in stock

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Carrot Purple Dragon

Carrot Purple Dragon. Considered to be one of the finest, most refined purple carrots available with a sweet almost spicy flavour.  The beautiful reddish-purple 9in exterior provides an amazing contrast with the yellowish-orange interior when peeled or sliced. 90 days.

Cultivation Advice Carrot Purple Dragon

  • Dig or till the carrot bed deeply when the soil is on the dry side to avoid making lumps.
  • Work the soil to a fine texture 15-25cm (6-10 in.) deep to allow the carrot roots to grow long and shapely.
  • Avoid freshly-manured soil, which may produce hairy, rough roots and will cause forks and splits;
  • Sow seed thinly in rows, 1cm (1/2 in.) deep, 30-40cm (12-16 in.) between the rows as soon as the danger of hard frost has passed. Try to get about 4 seeds per 2cm (1 in.).
  • Thin to 16-20 carrots per 30 cm (1ft.) for fresh eating whilst small and 6-10 carrots per 30 cm (1ft.) for mid season crops, depending on the root size you want, and keep weeded and watered.
  • Dispose of thinned seedlings to avoid attracting Carrot Fly.
  • As they grow, push soil up over any exposed roots to prevent a green shoulder.