Carrots are a root crop which comes in a wide variety of colors. They can be yellow, orange, or purple. While the purple colored varieties are some of the oldest types, orange varieties of carrots were popular by the mid-1700s. They can be served fresh in salads, or cooked.

Latin Name

Daucus carota var. sativa


Family

Apiaceae


Type of Plant

Annual
Vegetable

Seasons

Fall
Spring

Specifications

Max Height: 3'
Max Spread: 3'

Uses

  • Vegetable
  • Edible
  • Annual

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Afghanistan


    History

    Washington references carrots many times in his garden log.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

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