Saturday, 27 August 2011

Amazing Technicolour Dreamcarrot


Back in February I blogged about coloured carrots

http://malsallotment.blogspot.com/2011/02/oops-i-did-it-again.html#comments


So, aside from two nets of 'normal' carrots, I sowed a third net of four labelled coloured varieties.
Well today the net came off and I dug up a sample of each and subjected them to a blind taste test.

From left to right:

Rainbow: Yellow white and pink - top marks for taste - little or no splitting
Healthmaster: Healthy name but could do with a spoonful of sugar. Low yield, splitting.
Sugarsnax: Good yield. Despite name not as sweet as Rainbow or Purple Haze
Purple Haze: Looks good, tastes good, some splitting.

9 comments:

  1. Rainbow has always done well for me too Mal... Beautiful photo!

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  2. Great selection of carrots Mal, love the colours.

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  3. Thanks Bren, that's interesting.

    Damo, I've seen your carrots (and parsnips) so that's high praise - Congrats on your 200th post too. (Someday I'll conquer the Wordpress comments challenge)

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  4. We should have multi-coloured carrots too. Sniff sniff!

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  5. Very impressive, don't know most of those varieties but have eaten the purple ones, which were very tasty.

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  6. Luverrly, our carrots are a disaster this year :(

    I did find in previous years that the purple carrots are great in your mince! They work really well as gravy browning.

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  7. Those carrots look great...I'm not one myself for changing the colour of veg so I stick to the usual....but they do look great lined up like that. Do they retain the colour when cooked??

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  8. They do retain their colour. My son thought his tea had been burnt when he saw the purple/black carrots!

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  9. I'm preparing on utilizing your final results to bottom my planting this year. If there occurs to become no distinction

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