The original, wild carrots were purple, so it is orange ones which are actually the novelty and not this delicious purple-skinned and purple-fleshed variety! The conical roots are full of flavour, and are so tasty grated raw into salads or steamed. It retains its striking colour when cooked. SOW OUTDOORS April-June, thinly, direct in final position. Repeat fortnightly for a succession of crops. Depth Half-inch/1.5cm Spacing Rows 1ft/30cm apart Thin out 1.5-2in/3-5cm apart. Harvest September -November.