Purple carrots are cylindrical roots that are dark purple closest to its broad shoulders and become light near its tapered end. Its leaf tops can reach 35 centimeters and roots can grow between 17-20 centimeters in length. They have a crispy, crunchy bright flesh with some hints of yellow and green. Purple carrots have a sweet and earthy flavor with notes of celery and spice.
Carrots, botanical name Daucus Carota subs. sativus, belong to the Umbelliferae family along with parsnips, fennel caraway, cumin, and dill. Purple carrots contain the plant pigment, anthocyanin, which is responsible for its skin's coloring. Purple Cosmic carrots were developed by Dr. Philip Simon in 2005.