Private German family heirloom. Before the 17th century, almost all cultivated carrots were deep purple, almost black in color. Also know as "Alter Pfaelzer", this carrot originates from the middle mountain range of Palatinate; Pfaltz, Kaiserslautern area, Germany.
While purple or "black" carrots provide many of the same health benefits as orange carrots, they also offer some extraordinary nutritional benefits due to their high concentration of anthocyanins, which give black vegetables and berries their intense hues and strong health-boosting properties. Anthocyanins in purple and black carrots may provide health benefits like anti-carcinogenic effects against colon cancer cells, strong anti-inflammatory properties, eye health protecting qualities and improved vascular health. Grow it, steam it or juice it, surprise your friends and family. Heat tolerant.
The more sun this ancient carrot variety receives, the sweeter it will be. 75-80 Days
Other Names: Ancient Carrot, Black Vegetable Carrot