wonky carrots to be for sale in Europe

Submitted by Susan Miller on Thu, 06/18/2009 - 19:05.

We think of a carrot as a sort of straight orange root vegetable, but that's just one such carrot.

As of July 2009, European farmers will be able to market wonky carrots in the European marketplace.

Here's a bit (actually a lot) of history of the carrot at The Carrot Museum for everything you always wanted to know (and more) about carrots.

If you've read Michael Pollan's Botany of Desire you probably know that apples hail from Kazakhstan. Did you know that carrots come from Afghanistan?

If you're in Europe in the coming months, look for such odd shapes as this one (smart Europeans - no longer a "family holdback" this - waste not want not):

Oh yes, and carrots are not just orange either. Anyone in Cleveland growing purple carrots?

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