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DAUCUS carota 'Dragon'
Carrot, Dragon Carrot
The sweet-flavored taproots of this recently introduced carrot cultivar have reddish purple skin and orange flesh. Plants grow from seed to harvest in about 90 days, yielding classically shaped carrots. John Navazio of the Organic Seed Alliance in Port Townsend, Washington, developed 'Dragon'.
The cultivated carrot is a hardy herbaceous biennial of Eurasian and North African origin. It is grown for its crisp, sweet, tasty taproot. If its roots are not harvested, it produces lacy, white, umbrella-shaped flower-heads the following summer.
Carrots are easy to grow if given deep, rich, friable soil and full sun. They keep well after harvest. In temperate areas with warm long summers, carrots may be planted in spring for a summer harvest and again in late summer for a fall harvest. Dragon carrots make great culinary conversation-starters, either as crudités or in stirfries. Cooking causes their skin color to fade to orange.
10 - 1
3 - 9
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer
Container, Edible, Herb / Vegetable
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