The part of the carrot that is eaten is its taproot. See more pictures of vegetables.
Carrots are hardy biennials that are grown as annuals. They have a rosette of finely divided, fern-like leaves growing from a swollen, fleshy taproot. The root, which varies in size and shape, is generally a tapered cylinder that grows up to l0 inches long in different shades of orange.
Common Name: Carrot
Scientific Name: Daucus carota sativis
Hardiness: Hardy (may survive first frost)
In the next section, we'll show you how to grow carrots.
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