DEAR NEW FARM:
I'm a high school student, and we are writing an encyclopedia
of our “burning questions” and their answers.
My burning question is this: I have heard that carrots were
not always orange and that this change came about in the 16th
century. So what color were they?
Thanks in advance for your help,
The first carrots were white, yellow and purple. Carrots
(Daucus carota) originated about three thousand years
ago in what is now known as Afghanistan. The Dutch developed
orange carrots in the 1600s (17th century) and modern-day
carrots (Bugsus Bunnyus...just kidding) are descendants of
us with comments, suggestions and questions.