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Message 188 of 213 (392925)
04-02-2007 9:58 PM
Reply to: Message 187 by crashfrog
04-01-2007 2:11 PM

Re: Colors (var. fancy)
I told you before; carrots are orange because they were bred to be orange by Dutch plant breeders. They weren't orange before. (As I recall, the original carrot stock had a deep reddish-purple color, like a beet.)
Wild carrot, aka Queen Anne's lace (from which the domestic carrot was bred), has a white root that is edible before it becomes too woody. If garden carrot varieties are left to seed, the population reverts to the wild form.
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