[Fwd: Purple Power - RealAge Tip of the Day]

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lflondon at mindspring.com
Mon Apr 3 11:18:07 EDT 2000


On Sun, 02 Apr 2000 21:16:57 +0000, SETTLEMIER <settlemier at wa-net.com>
wrote:

>Does anyone know anything about purple carrots?
>RealAge says there good for you.
>What do yall think?
>Chad

The Texas Aggie Carrot (a maroon colored carrot with extra flavor and
nutritional value). Don't know if seed is available. Then there's the
BetaSweet carrot which is available. I would like to know more about
this also. Have a little info here:
http://metalab.unc.edu/intergarden/orgfarm/seeds+plants/betasweet-carrot.txt
Subject: BetaSweet Carrots
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 23:50:20 -0600
Newsgroups: rec.gardens

I read an article in Boy's Life recently about a new variety of carrot
called Beta Sweets.  They are purple not orange, and they are supposed
to be much sweeter than regular carrots. I thought it would be fun to
grow some.  Does anybody know where to get seed? The Nov/Dec issue of
Organic Gardening mentions them (about 1 line comment) on p. 29.  It
says they are a new release from Leonard Pike, Ph. D. at Texas A&M.
The article indicates that seed is not available, but is that the last
word on the subject?
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