2006 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Carrot 'Purple Haze' F1
National Winner
2006 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Carrot 'Purple Haze' F1
National Winner
2006 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Carrot 'Purple Haze' F1
National Winner
2006 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Carrot 'Purple Haze' F1
National Winner
2006 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Carrot 'Purple Haze' F1
National Winner

Carrot 'Purple Haze' F1
2006 AAS Vegetable Award Winner

'Purple Haze' is the first imperator-shaped purple carrot. Purple is a very trendy color and gourmet chefs are always looking for a new vegetable color. 'Purple Haze' has a purple exterior and orange interior. Circles of cut 'Purple Haze' carrots have two distinct colors: a halo of purple with a bright orange center. The best appearance of 'Purple Haze' will be raw in salads or cole slaw. When cooked in water, the purple color will fade. When carrots are cooked quickly, as in a stir-fry, the purple color will remain. Best of all, 'Purple Haze' tastes great. It has a sweet flavor no matter what color.

'Purple Haze' is easy to grow from seed. Sow seed in prepared soil as early as possible. Place seed 1/2 inch deep and cover with soil. The garden soil should be rich, loose, deeply worked with excellent drainage to grow 12-inch long, straight carrots. Expect germination in 14-21 days. Thin seedlings to be 2 inches apart. The purple pigment is influenced by soil temperature and drainage. The strongest purple color will occur when plants are grown at 59-68°F. For gardeners with heavy clay soil, growing 'Purple Haze' carrots in patio containers is a snap. Use the same growing directions as soil, but water more frequently, since the soil in containers has a tendency to dry out more rapidly.


Genus species: Daucus carota L.
Common name: Carrot
Fruit size: 12 inches long, 2-inch shoulder; 7 oz.
Color: Purple exterior, orange interior
Plant type: Upright
Width: 16 inches
Garden spacing: 2 inches apart
Unique qualities: Color, sweeter than other purple carrots
Length of time from sowing seed to harvest: 70 days
Closest comparison(s) on market: F1 'Cheyenne,' F1 'Bolero' ('Beta Sweet' seed was not available for use as comparison)

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Vegetable Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Carrot
Variety Name: 'Purple Haze' F1
Genus: Daucus
Species: carota L.
Year: 2006
Common Name: Carrot
Type: Vegetables
Breeder: Bejo Seeds, Inc.
Close Market Comparison: 'Cheyenne F1,' 'Bolero F1'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Season Type: Warm Season
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Upright
Plant Height: Medium: 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing: 2 inches apart
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed): 70 days
Fruit Color (Harvest): purple exterior, orange interior
Fruit Shape: Imperator shape
Fruit Size: 12 inches long, 2-inch shoulder
Fruit Weight: 7 ounces
Fruit Flavor Description: Sweeter than other purple carrots
Plant Spread: 16 iinches
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES

How to Grow

 Sow directly into soil at 1/4 inch deep. 16-18 seeds per foot for bunching.

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