The Carrot Daucus Carota

The Carrot Daucus Carota

The carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, black, red, white, and yellow cultivars exist.  Carrots are a domesticated form of the wild carrot, Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia. The plant probably originated in…

Bronze Fennel  – Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpureum’  – Purple Leaf Fennel

Bronze Fennel – Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpureum’ – Purple Leaf Fennel

‘Purpureum’ is an upright, clump-forming perennial to 1.8m, with finely divided foliage which is purple when young, later grey-green; flat heads of tiny yellow flowers appear in summer, followed by aromatic fruits Family: Apiaceae Genus: Foeniculum Species: vulgare Cultivar: Purpureum Date Planted 2017 from little plant…

Parsley – Petroselinum Crispum

Parsley – Petroselinum Crispum

Parsley is a hardy, biennial that is grown and treated like an annual. There are two distinct types of parsley:  moss-curled and flat-leaf. Moss-curled forms a rosette of leaves that are finely cut and tightly curled.  It is often used for garnish.  Flat-leaf produces a rosette of…