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George the Pigman

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Emperor Carrots - anyone heard of them?
« on: December 08, 2016, 21:52:05 »
At our local M&S store they are selling Emperor Carrots. They are long and thin and quite flavourful. Anyone heard of them and know where I could get the seed?

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Re: Emperor Carrots - anyone heard of them?
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2016, 22:40:50 »
The Americans have a carrot called imperator which sounds like the carrot you describe.   The name may have changed in translation for UK tastes.
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Re: Emperor Carrots - anyone heard of them?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2016, 23:21:54 »
Agree with Obelixx.  You can buy the seeds in the USA and you can save at least a dozen or 15 of the bought carrots to replant and grow your own seeds.  But they won't succeed in clay soil.  In a very sandy coastal plot they could work, but not in clay.  :wave:

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Re: Emperor Carrots - anyone heard of them?
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2016, 19:33:24 »
You may get the seeds but where can you find the giantizer to go with them.....?
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Re: Emperor Carrots - anyone heard of them?
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2016, 20:15:00 »
I think that the carrot sugarsnax is an imperator carrot.

http://www.simplyseed.co.uk/carrot-seeds/sugarsnax.html

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Re: Emperor Carrots - anyone heard of them?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2016, 18:39:46 »
The Americans have a carrot called imperator which sounds like the carrot you describe.   The name may have changed in translation for UK tastes.

I can't believe US consumers are more comfortable with Latin than - well, just about anybody... What a massive insult from M&S (or rather their moronic marketing).

Anyway if there really are some informed consumers in the US I'm sure Trump will soon put a stop to it - an orange triangle on their prison camp uniforms maybe?

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Re: Emperor Carrots - anyone heard of them?
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2017, 21:06:25 »
Thanks for your replies. Looks like they are using a generic name "Emperor" for one of the "Imperator" group of carrots. Could actually be any variety in that group.
Seems to be 5 or 6 groups of carrots mainly classified by length - Nantes, Chantenay & Imperator are the main ones we see in the shops. So they could actually be any variety. They should really be more specific as they are now with potatoes.

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Re: Emperor Carrots - anyone heard of them?
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2017, 21:42:15 »
You may get the seeds but where can you find the giantizer to go with them.....?
4 weeks and not one "bite"! Perhaps I am alone.
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Re: Emperor Carrots - anyone heard of them?
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2017, 22:03:16 »
So I bought some carrots thought I would plant them and keep the seed.  Left them in fridge and OH ate them !!!

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Re: Emperor Carrots - anyone heard of them?
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2017, 22:03:16 »