8 Review (s)

  1. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    Carrots can be not only orange, but also yellow, red, purple and even white. Such varieties in Russia are so far not widespread - you rarely see them in vegetable gardens. This is more about pampering than a way to get a good harvest. But there are such varieties, and they deserve our attention.

    They are grown in the same way as ordinary carrots, there is no difference in care. A multi-colored carrot is not particularly suitable for winter storage, but it is not intended for this, its purpose is to delight the eyes and stomach on the summer table.

  2. Irina ROMANENKO, Vinnitsa

    Yellow beet: expectations and reality

    In the store, the saleswoman offered me the yellow beet seed Yellow Beet. I then thought: "And why do I need yellow beetroot? Borshch, I love dark red. " But curiosity took its toll. Yellow beet was more finicky than usual. Rows of seedlings Cylinders, Delicacy, Egyptian flat have long been identified, and this all sat, thinking. When, at last, the shoots appeared, I just wanted to dig up the garden-so there was little on it beetroot.
    Then she took herself in hand and brought the planting in order, as the shoots were very uneven.
    The seed producer promised that the leaves of the beet will be emerald. My leaves looked like fodder beets, and all the time they dried up from below, so that the beautiful garden bed did not work.

    If ordinary beets were treated with precipitation, yellow constantly required irrigation. You'll forget a little, and she lowers the leaves offendedly.

    When harvesting, he was surprisingly good. It turned out a whole box of root crops. To taste, the beets did not differ from the burgundy sisters. But in my family she was obviously not appreciated, they did not want to eat yellow beets either in salads or in other dishes.

  3. Oksana KONOVALOVA, pos. Lopukhinna

    Can a friend of all carrots have a fairy, mystical color?

    Many in our region, seeing the purple root, decide that this is the result of genetic modification, but in fact, carrots have long been this. But there are also root crops of white, black, green, pink, purple hue.
    Violet carrots are attractive not only for their color, which gives the dishes an exotic pitchfork, but also for their taste - sweeter than that of orange carrots, and a huge supply of nutritious and healing substances.

    There are many varieties, they range from completely purple to those that are painted only from above and have an orange core, for example, a piquantly sweet Purple dragon. Special wisdom in growing such a carrot does not require all the same as with a conventional root vegetable. In addition, it is well kept and does not wilt for a long time. This carrot is useful for sight, for the heart and blood vessels, is rich in calcium, so it is especially recommended for baby food. From it you can make salads, side dishes, juices, canned food and other dishes.

  4. Anastasia KRAEGORODOVA, Nizhny Novgorod region

    I like to experiment, therefore, in addition to the time-tested varieties of carrots, every year I buy and sow new ones. Already grown and purple, and white carrots, and a couple of years ago planted a yellow.

    Despite the different colors, the taste of root vegetables is almost the same. But still, it seemed to me, purple, white and yellow carrots are sweeter and crispy than the usual orange.

    I managed to buy immediately 3 varieties of yellow carrots: Mshak, Mirzoy and Solar Yellow. In Mshak root crops are cylindrical, short and plump, so this variety is perfect for dense soils. The taste is juicy, rather sweet, but not for long.

    Variety Mirza differs in light yellow, almost lemon root crops. This variety, unlike Mshak, is stored much better, and its root crops are larger. But Mirza's taste is inferior - a slight bitterness is felt in the root crops, and they are not so juicy.

    I really liked the carrots of bright yellow color of the Solar Yellow variety. Her root crops are juicy, crispy and quite long - up to 20 cm.
    Next year I want to plant more yellow beets - I will have a sunny vinaigrette!

  5. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    The sugar content, more precisely, the mixture of glucose, fructose and sucrose in modern varieties of carrots can reach 10-15%, which far exceeds the figures for many fruits and berries. But according to the new European classification, jam can be made only from fruits. How, then, to be with a favorite in Portugal jam from carrots, with carrot candied fruits and other preparations? It's very simple: take as a starting point the amount of sugar in the product and declare the carrot a fruit!

  6. Anton

    It is very difficult to grow carrots through dense soil, without sufficient nutrients and with a lack of sun. Therefore, in order for roots to become even and large, the earth must be loose to a sufficient depth, permeable, rich in nutrients, and the place must be sunny. Fertilizing the bed, it must be remembered that carrots do not like fresh manure, and peat, though loose, too sour for it.
    Therefore, it is best to plant the vegetable on a bed after cucumber or zucchini.

  7. Anton VOROKHOVSKIH, Moscow

    Many gardeners do not bother with choosing a variety of carrots, considering that the different names on the bags with seeds are just tricks of the sellers. But carrot - it is carrot: a long orange root crop with inedible tops. What is there to choose?
    In fact, the choice is not so small, different varieties can vary greatly in consumer qualities. The main thing to pay attention to is the maturity date. Early varieties will provide fresh root crops by July. They give the best carrots of ripening maturity ”, that is, the most tender, delicate, with a special taste. But these root crops can be stored only a few days. It is also impossible to overexposure them in the ground - root crops coarsen, crack, become prey of pests.
    Varieties of medium-term in August will provide truck farmers with raw materials for vegetable billets. Usually they are very juicy, perfectly suitable for fresh consumption and squeezing juice.
    Late grades ripen by September, and with warm autumn can stay in the ground and longer. In places with mild winter, they can even be left to spend the winter in the garden, digging as necessary. Suitable for storing until spring.
    The form of root crops of old varieties is usually conical, thick on top and tapering downwards, with a hard core. They are usually unpretentious in cultivation and well kept.
    Varieties and hybrids of modern breeding have cylindrical, even along the entire length of root crops with a juicy sweet flesh, practically without a core, with a thin skin. But because of their tenderness, they are kept worse, require the creation of special conditions. In everyday life, such carrots are easier to chop and store in a freezer with shock freezing. Seeds of hybrids need to be purchased from manufacturers every year.
    In addition, varieties can vary significantly in carotene and sugar content. And finally, in recent years, many varieties with root vegetables of an unusual color have appeared: white, yellow, red, purple. Another fashionable novelty is carrots with short round root crops. This is good to grow in dense soil or in the garden on the windowsill.

  8. Galina SEREBRYAKOVA, Chelyabinsk Region

    The yellow beet has grown to be liked by its unusual appearance.
    To taste, it is not too different from ordinary beets, except that it is sweeter and more aromatic. But outwardly it looks different - on the outside it is orange-red, and inside it is bright yellow. At the same time, it does not give coloring juice. The beetroot soup with it will turn out to be almost transparent, and the herring will be under a yellow fur coat!
    Yellow beet, like her burgundy "sister", is the same light-loving and moisture-loving plant. Agrotechnics and care for them are no different. Therefore, when you start to prepare beds for planting, choose a sunny place and moist soil, fertilized with organic. Do not plant root crops in heavy clay soils. When sprouts appear, strain them, leaving the strongest. Regularly remove the weeds. A young plant especially needs watering, but a month before harvesting, the amount of water is better cut to give the beetroot a good ripe.


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