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'Purple 68' Carrots
Sub-Category: Specialty/Other
Description: F1 hybrid. Plants produce 6 to 10 inch purple roots with a dark purple interior and 10 to 20 inches of top growth. Intended for midsummer sowings and fall harvests as it will bolt under increasingly warm temperatures and/or during long-day-length periods. About 75 to 85 days to maturity from seed.
Days To Maturity: 75-85
Seed Sources: Johnny's Selected Seeds - updated in 2014
Osbourne Seed Company - updated in 2014

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Reviewed on 10/09/2014 by farmerdill - An experienced gardener

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Richmond, Georgia, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

True, this one is not suitable for spring. In my area it can only be sown in fall for winter harvest. Not much in the way of flavor.

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