[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>

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

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:
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?
Lawrence F. London, Jr. Venaura Farm ICQ#27930345
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