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North Carolina Carrots

North Carolina CarrotsThe carrot belongs to the Umbelliferae family, and is recognizable by its feathery leaves as a relative of parsley, dill, fennel, celery, and the wildflower Queen Anne's Lace, from which it first may have been domesticated. In earlier times, carrots were small red, yellow, or purple roots; the elongated orange carrot, forerunner of today's familiar vegetable, was probably developed in the seventeenth century.

With the exception of beets, carrots contain more sugar than any other vegetable, which makes them a satisfying snack eaten raw and a tasty addition to a variety of cooked dishes. In fact, some of the nutrients in carrots are more easily absorbed when the vegetable has been cooked, even briefly.


North Carolina Carrots Growers/Shipper List

Cooling/Storage Requirements of North Carolina Carrots

Suitable Cooling Method(s)

Room Cooling, Icing

Optimum Temp ºF

32-36ºF

Freezing Temp ºF

29.5ºF

Optimum Humidity %

90-98 %

Normal Storage Life

 

 
Nick Augostini, Marketing Specialist
North Carolina Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services
202 Cunningham Road
Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 527-7125