Saturday, 27 August 2011
Amazing Technicolour Dreamcarrot
Back in February I blogged about coloured carrots
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.
Posted by Mal's Allotment at 20:58
Labels: carrots, coloured carrots, taste test
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Rainbow has always done well for me too Mal... Beautiful photo!ReplyDelete
Great selection of carrots Mal, love the colours.ReplyDelete
Thanks Bren, that's interesting.ReplyDelete
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)
We should have multi-coloured carrots too. Sniff sniff!ReplyDelete
Luverrly, our carrots are a disaster this year :(ReplyDelete
I did find in previous years that the purple carrots are great in your mince! They work really well as gravy browning.
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??ReplyDelete
They do retain their colour. My son thought his tea had been burnt when he saw the purple/black carrots!ReplyDelete
I'm preparing on utilizing your final results to bottom my planting this year. If there occurs to become no distinctionReplyDelete