I live in an area with heavy clay soils but have worked extensively over the years to improve the soil. Still, I find that most carrots tend to split and make interesting shapes. This carrot did not germinate well for me but the ones I got were good tasting thought hairy, as others have reported. I think I may try sowing in a pot and transplanting this coming year. I have done that with golden beets, which also do not germinate as well as the regular red ones outside. That worked well last year for me.
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.