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Is this a Albino Carrot


 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:32 pm    Post subject: Is this a Albino Carrot Reply with quote

Hi Folks. I sowed some Carrot's this year in my Garden, and out of the Crop, i had one White, or off-white looking Carrot. Just interested to know, if its an Albino Carrot, if so, are they common in crops, or are they safe to eat. Its my first one to see growing in the Garden. (Photo attached) Its a bit ''twisted',' due to stones in the soil, i think.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be a stray parsnip...????
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i`d cook it and see,it looks like a wierd shaped parsnip to me,
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guys. Yea looks a ''bit'' like a parsnip, but the Leaves were the same as Carrot Leaves, and yes i planted Parsnip Seed, but in a different location in the Garden. but as Garlicbreath says, it could well be a stray, sal, i dont think ill chance ''cooking it'',
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try scratching and sniffing - root veg usually have a distinctive smell. I'd taste it if I were you. It's unlikely to be dangerous.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go on Summer be brave and eat the alien veggie Laughing Maybe it's an individualist carrot, fed up of looking like the rest it decided to do it's own thing !
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the wild carrot Daucus carota from which the cultvated carrot is derived has a white root and this is just a throw back or a genetic variation. it is quite safe to eat and is not unusual in a field of carrots.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank's michael, for clearing things up, we learn something everyday. It might be for the pot tomorrow so, 'Foxylock' so if you do not see me on, in this Forum, you all know what happened. Anyway, many thanks Michael, and to all the Guys/Gals.
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