Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Today's Harvest
by sanderson Today at 12:14 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 5:59 pm

» First Tromboncino female flower
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 5:51 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 1:59 pm

» Free lunaria seeds
by hammock gal Yesterday at 10:12 am

» The Winter Journey and greenhouse plastic
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 9:17 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by brianj555 Yesterday at 8:30 am

» My new compost heap
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 10:49 pm

» Plastic containers / trash cans?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 10:33 pm

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by brianj555 11/16/2017, 9:44 pm

» Mels book
by Scorpio Rising 11/16/2017, 7:04 pm

» N&C Midwest; November Already? 2017
by Scorpio Rising 11/16/2017, 7:01 pm

» Mid-Atl - Nov 2017 - Warming Up AGAIN?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 4:17 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY #5 - ENDS 11/17/17
by No_Such_Reality 11/16/2017, 9:42 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:59 pm

» Goodbye to my SFG Raised Beds
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:41 pm

» Pickle recipes
by sanderson 11/15/2017, 4:12 am

» What variety of avocado would you recommend?
by dstack 11/14/2017, 9:12 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by yolos 11/14/2017, 8:48 pm

» Tomato Questions
by Scorpio Rising 11/14/2017, 8:26 pm

» Saffron?
by plantoid 11/14/2017, 3:32 pm

» Free Sunchoke Tubers
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/13/2017, 6:36 pm

» who has chickens
by AtlantaMarie 11/12/2017, 10:40 am

» Huge Box of Seeds from 2003!
by countrynaturals 11/11/2017, 10:17 pm

» New England Nov 2017
by Scorpio Rising 11/11/2017, 6:38 pm

» Veterans Day 2017 - SALUTE!
by Scorpio Rising 11/11/2017, 6:22 pm

» Comfrey
by sanderson 11/11/2017, 5:17 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY #4 - ENDS 11/10/17
by sanderson 11/11/2017, 5:00 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 11/11/2017, 4:10 pm

» Cutting Down a Tree
by trolleydriver 11/11/2017, 2:27 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

The elusive Dark Knight Carrot

View previous topic View next topic Go down

The elusive Dark Knight Carrot

Post  Windmere on 3/12/2013, 11:42 am

I want to participate in Carrot Week 2013. I have planted some Kaleidoscope Carrots, but I want to go one step further and plant some Dark Knight Carrots. I understand they are an F1 hybrid, so I think that means you can't expect to get the same type of plant from any seeds that might result from the first planting.

All that aside, I have been trying to locate them (I'd love to give them a try). Here's the thing, I've only been able to find them on Amazon. You can see them here:

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Knight-Carrot-100-Seeds/dp/B001OK619Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363102374&sr=8-1&keywords=dark+knight+carrotff

However, I am not about to spend $14.95 for a packet of seeds (I don't care how rare they are).

In my travels searching for an alternative to the Dark Knight Carrot, I came across the Purple Dragon Carrot. Seeds for this carrot are offered by Cooks. You can see them here:

http://www.cooksgarden.com/vegetables/carrot/carrot-purple-dragon-prod000121.html?_requestid=265203

I've heard that some folks have gotten Dark Knight Carrot seeds from eBay. I can't find any there right now. I've done a Google search, and that always leads me back to Amazon.

Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks all.

avatar
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 48
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The elusive Dark Knight Carrot

Post  Turan on 3/12/2013, 12:19 pm

When you save the seeds from a hybrid and then plant all of them you should have half that appear like the original hybrid and a quarter that appear like each of the hybrids parents. That is if the hybrids were pollinating each other and not from yet another carrot variety. You can keep selecting for the ones that look like the original hybrid planted and eventually it will settle into an OP variety. I am told it takes 7 generations of inbreeding. The mutts are all edible anyways.

That might be a worthwhile project if seed is so high.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Belgrade, MT
Click for weather forecast
avatar
Turan

Female Posts : 2312
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The elusive Dark Knight Carrot

Post  HillbillyBob on 3/12/2013, 12:27 pm

Try Johnny's they had them listed before,you do know these are really almost black so they won't look so good in your soups Very Happy

http://vegetableplantsseedsbest.blogspot.com/2012/03/black-knight-carrot-100-seeds-first.html
avatar
HillbillyBob

Male Posts : 162
Join date : 2011-12-27
Location : E.Texas

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The elusive Dark Knight Carrot

Post  RoOsTeR on 3/12/2013, 2:32 pm

I settled on Territorial's dark carrots:
http://www.territorialseed.com/product/12052

From what I found in my search for "true" black carrots, if that's what you're looking for, they are very hard to find here in the states and if you do get some they don't produce here very well at all.

____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.
avatar
RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4316
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Thanks so much for checking on these - HillbillyBob, Turan, and Rooster

Post  Windmere on 3/12/2013, 2:38 pm

Hello HillbillyBob. I appreciate the time you took to find the Dark Knight Carrot. I checked the link you listed, but, it leads right back to the 14.99 listing on Amazon. Sigh. Oh well. In any case, I do very much appreciate that you checked for me.

Turan. I did not know anything about seed harvesting with regard to a hybrid. Thanks for teaching me the facts. I like your idea. If I ever find some reasonably priced Dark Knights, I'll try what you suggested.

Also, Rooster... I looked at your link to Territorial's carrots. I like those and I might buy some. They are much more reasonably priced. Did not know true black carrots are such poor producers. Also very good to know.

thanks
avatar
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 48
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: The elusive Dark Knight Carrot

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum