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Purple Dragon Carrots

Purple Dragon carrots

Purple Dragon carrots

Purple Dragon carrots

Purple Dragon carrots

Dinner guests will admire the rich, royal purple exterior of these carrots with their bright yellow cores. Purple Dragon carrots are delicious raw in salads and slaws, oven-roasted with a little honey and salt, and as a colorful addition to soups. Up your antioxidant game with this lovely carrot!

Sun Exposure

  • full sun (six to eight hours) or partial shade

Soil pH

  • 6.0 to 7.0

Hardiness Zones

  • 3 to 10


  • thin to 3 inches apart
  • space rows 12 inches


  • 1 to 1.5 inches per week; don’t let soil dry out


  • direct sow; carrots do not transplant well
  • sow in late spring after danger of heavy frost is past
  • sow fall crop mid-summer in milder regions
  • these grow to about 6 inches long; make sure soil is loose and unobstructed
  • 65 to 70 days to maturity

Have you tried growing Purple Dragon carrots? What region do you grow them in? Please tell us your experiences growing Purple Dragon carrots.


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