- Red-purple skin
- Yellow-orange interior
- Exceptionally sweet, almost spicy
- 90 days
- ±24,500 seeds/oz
This carrot’s beautiful red-purple exterior provides a striking contrast to its yellow-orange interior and light yellow core. A treat for the eye when sliced, its sweet, almost spicy, flavor makes this carrot a home gardener’s favorite and a best-seller at specialty and farmers’ markets. Considered the most refined purple carrot available, it was bred by Seed Savers Exchange member John Navazio. 90 days. ±24,500 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow Dragon Carrot
Direct Seed: 1/2" Apart
Seed Depth: 1/4"
Rows Apart: 16-24"
Thin: 2-4" Apart
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 3-4 weeks before last spring frost, or as soon as soil can be worked. Keeping soil moist throughout the germination period is important to success. Misting the planted area daily or covering is recommended. Carrots are slow to germinate and need steady moisture until germination. Sow successively throughout the season for fresh carrots.
Ratings & Reviews
Great carrot and good size
It’s a fun carrot for kids to see the different color. I like the taste better than Nantes but I know that is preference. Very good germination rate even a couple of years after purchasing them.
Dragon is a Keeper
This is a beautiful carrot that if given enough room gets as large as my Danvers. Others have raved about its flavor as well as how it looks. It also stores very well in my root cellar. We were still eating them last June.
Grow easily - beautiful and delicious to eat.
More carrot flavor
High germination rate. Grows quickly so keep searching for ripe ones otherwise can crack. I mainly peel the purple off but not bad left on if scrubbed thoroughly. Full carrot flavor with a hint of winter squash. Everyone prefers dragon over nantes around here. Growing more next year! Yum.