I bought and planted some Purple Haze carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) seeds. I didn't have great germination rates, probably only about 10% which was rather unimpressive but not really surprising as I bought the seeds from Bunnings.
Purple Haze carrots had dark purple skin and an orange interior. They didn't really taste like a purple carrot, instead they tasted much like an orange carrot which was rather disappointing.
I am not terribly fond of carrots and don't think they are worth growing at home as the yield is small for the space and time that they take.
The following were
the days to maturity for Purple Haze carrots. Being in Australia, all dates
are written in the format of Day/Month/Year.
Seeds planted 23/10/2016 Day 0
Germinated 03/11/2016 Day 11
Harvest start 04/03/2017 Day 132
For a full list of vegetable days to maturity please click here.