Black Spanish Carrot
Daucus carota subsp. sativus
Here is the Black Spanish Carrot, Daucus carota subsp. sativus. This long black carrot sometimes called chantenay carrot is a Spanish heirloom. These long and stout carrots are Black on the out side but lite yellow to orange inside. The roots grow to 6 to 14 inches long and can get as wide as 2 inches at the top. They are a cool weather carrot and bolts easy in warmer weather even in the first year. best to grow them in the fall months. They can be used like any other carrot and go great in soups and steamed as well! These carrots grow well in soft loamy soil. Open pollinated 65 to 80 days.
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