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Root Vegetables: Carrots, Beets, Parsnips

With dozens of root vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection can mean the difference between success and disappointment, so use this guide to determine what carrots, beets and parsnips will suit you best.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Purple Haze Carrot Tastes Consistently Great Raw
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Carrot <em>&lsquo;Purple Haze&rsquo;</em> F1

As its name suggests, this variety has unconventional dark purple roots, which reveal contrasting orange cores when they are sliced. Flavor is not sacrificed and is particularly good when raw.

Sow: Early spring to early summer
Harvest: Early summer to late fall
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun



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