Interesting Plant: Parisian Carrots



Without perfect soil, traditional carrots can be difficult to grow. They split, they twist, the come to stunted if they meet with the slightest rock or obstacle in the soil. I have been looking at these Parisian-style carrots as a possible alternative. I think they might also work in a container since they are smaller and rounder and simply take up less space.

Have you ever planed carrots like this? What was your experience? I’d love to know.

From Sustainable Seed web site…

“A great little round carrot that is a nineteenth-century French heirloom. Parisian is an early orange-red carrot that grows almost more like the shape of a large radish. Excels in clay or rocky soil where other carrots have problems developing properly. Its flavor is legendary and is highly sought after by gourmet restaurants. Fantastic market seller and very popular with the kids because of its size. Makes a great bunched presentation.”

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