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Carrot 'Purple Sun F1'

Daucus carota ssp. sativus 'Purple Sun F1'

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

20cm

Min

10cm

4 months to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Carrot 'Purple Sun F1' Overview

Daucus carota subsp. sativus 'Purple Sun' is an F1 hybrid that produces thick, long purple coloured roots, whose purple flesh doesn't fade when cooked. Carrot 'Purple Sun' prefers growing in sunny locations with free draining, deep soil that encourages long straight roots. Raised beds or containers lifting the crown of the plant above 60cm (2') will also help to deter carrot fly, a low flying common pest which lays its eggs near the developing root. Carrots are perhaps best known for their rich supply of the antioxidant nutrient that was actually named for them: beta-carotene (provitamin A). However, these delicious root vegetables are not only a source of beta-carotene but also of a wide variety of antioxidants and other health-supporting nutrients.

Common problems with Carrot 'Purple Sun F1'

Carrot 'Purple Sun F1' Companion Plants

Lettuce, onions, radish, tomatoes, basil, parsley, rocket

How to harvest Carrot 'Purple Sun F1'

Carrots can be harvested 8 - 12 weeks after sowing, or as soon as they have reached the preferred size. Generally, small is better; however, a carrots flavour is better if it experiences a frost. This triggers the plant into storing sugars into the root. In sandy soil sites and milder locations, carrots can be stored in-situ over winter with a layer of mulch to shed the worst of the winter wet. However; you will need to lift them before they start growing again the following spring.

How to propagate Carrot 'Purple Sun F1'

Seed

For the best results direct sow seeds where you would like them to grow as they do not like their roots disturbed. Seeds can be sown every three weeks from the first frost until until ten weeks before the last frost for a continuous supply. Sow seeds singularly 1 cm deep, spaced 5cm apart. Make the rows 30 cm apart. To help prevent a hard crust from forming and preventing the seedlings from emerging, cover with a fine compost or a layer of vermiculite. Germination should occur in 10 to 20 days, but have been known to take longer.

Special features of Carrot 'Purple Sun F1'

Crop rotation

Do not plant root crops on the same soil to prevent soil diseases. Rotate with other crops.

Pot plant

Can be grown in large containers, provided they are over 30cm deep.

Other uses of Carrot 'Purple Sun F1'

Culinary

Edible

The taproot is edible fresh, cooked or preserved.

Medicinal

High vitamin A value! The beta-carotene helps good eye-sight.