These grew to a good size and mine were 'hairy' as another reviewer said - lots of thin side roots. All came right off with little effort from my veggie scrubber, so not an issue. I grew these in a newer bed that had zero sifting done to the soil (basically just added peat and composted manure to the rocky New England dirt) a few carrots split, but most were a solid single root. Carrots were amazing looking and were very tasty with a very smooth texture. Cross sections of the carrots are quite stunning to boot! Will definitely grow this next year too :)
Black Nebula has a taste that I enjoy to the point of planting it every year. The seed has a good germination rate. This year I planted Black Nebula in mid-July and I'm ready for a late September harvest. Friends and family have found this to be a favorite, too.
Loved it! These are truly near black! The color is amazing, my kids adore them too. There is a distinct hard to describe taste...more carrot-y than usual without being too strong flavored. All had good sugar content as well. Def a new staple for my kiddos
I love the amazing variety that Pinetree provides and these seeds are no exception. These performed lovely in my California garden. The flower display even surprised me with the most colorful carrot flowers tipped with red. While these were not a family favorite for fresh eating, they are amazing as a cooked carrot. The flavor was great and the color permeates with a deep red so these should not be overlooked for the dramatic impact. My vegetable soup was a hit with these carrots.
I sprouted them inside in trays, exposed to sunlight and they germinated just fine. I expect putting seed in the garden would not have worked in my clay soil. I then transplanted outside when 2 inches tall.. The woodchuck topped them all 6 weeks later. But ignored the other chantenay carrots that had been my second planting. I think it was the high amount of antioxidant nutrients the woodchuck was after. If the woodchuck ate them and didnt touch the other carrots they must be very nutritious. This nibling off of the tops stopped their growth. My soil was dry and this may have been a factor in their not sending up new leafs. I will put them on drip irrigation to make sure they get enough water next year. Will try mulching some to hold moisture in and other tricks to see what these carrots like. They sure are harder to grow than normal carrots. I plan to do successive planting of them.