Fantastic crop of interesting carrots, thanks for showing them, auntie. I wonder why we only get orange ones in the supermarkets if they all taste good?
Blame the Dutch. Thousands of years of breeding across Asia and Europe had produced carrots that were less bitter than the original wild versions, which were mostly purple, white, and yellow - though not all at once. When the Dutch got hold of them it was at a time when that country was struggling for independence from Spain and was led, as it is today, by the House of Orange. So the Dutch proceeded to breed orange carrots and that species took over the world. However the British are reclaiming the night
root vegetables! Purple carrots are now quite common here but with a touch of je ne sais quoi and ik weet niet wat lots of the purple carrots have orange insides!