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Carrots



Question: What were medieval carrots like?

Medieval carrots were much the same size as modern ones and came in a variety of colors, including white, yellow, orange, red, brown, and purple. Examples can be seen in the paintings below.

It is popularly believed that orange carrots were developed after the medieval period, however research has conclusively shown that to be incorrect. See Carrot: History and Iconography by John Stolarczyk and Jules Janick for details.





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