Black Nebula Carrot


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Black Nebula Carrot is visually stunning with its deep purple, almost black skin and vibrant dark flesh! The high anthocyanin content in Black Nebula Carrots not only gives them their striking color but also provides powerful antioxidant benefits, making them a nutritionally rich addition to your garden and kitchen. Black Nebula Carrot is perfect for adding a splash of color to salads, stir-fries, and juicing. These unique dark carrots can also turn cooking water a beautiful shade of purple, making them fun for creating colorful dishes and beverages, or for dying fabric and other crafts! This variety grows on strong, leafy plants, producing medium to large roots that can reach up to 10 inches in length. Simply wash and peel the carrots as needed, then slice, dice, or grate them for your favorite dishes.

Also Known As: Purple Nebula Carrot, Dark Galaxy Carrot, Midnight Carrot, Black Beauty Carrot, Cosmic Purple Carrot, Deep Space Carrot, Twilight Carrot, Noir Carrot, Eclipse Carrot, Obsidian Carrot

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Plant Name:
Carrot, Black Nebula
Latin Name:
Daucus carota
Days to Germinate: 14-28
Days to Harvest: 75
Germination Rate: 89%
Test Date: 4/24
Growth Habit: Root
USDA Zones: 2-12
Lifespan: Annual
Brand: TomorrowSeeds
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Heirloom, Open-Pollinated
Fungicide-Treated Seeds*: No
Seeds Packed For**: 2025

*Fungicide-treated seeds protect the seedlings from diseases until they are up and growing. Do not eat treated seeds.
**Seeds are freshly packed for the growing season of the year listed. Seeds are still viable beyond pack date. Store in a cool and dry location such as the refrigerator or basement to best preserve germination rates.

Planting Instructions:


Soil Preparation and Fertilizing:

Carrots are a cool-season crop and don't do as well in hot summer months. Carrots like loose, well-drained soil to allow the roots to expand easily. If the soil is full of rocks and clods, the roots can become misshapen. To prepare the soil, clear the area of rocks, trash, and large sticks. Small pieces of grass and leaves can be mixed into the soil to make it richer. Spade the soil 8-12 inches deep and completely cover plant material. You may optionally scatter 1 cup of a complete fertilizer on the soil for each 10 feet of row to be planted. Rake the soil until it is smooth and work the beds into 4-6 raised ridges to allow soil to drain and let air enter soil. Space the ridges 8-12 inches apart from center to center or further apart if carrots are to be followed by a summer crop. You plant 2 or more rows of carrots on each ridge.


Plant seeds as soon as the soil can be worked in the Spring and soil temperature reaches about 45F. For a Fall crop, plant in mid-to-late Summer for a harvest before the first frost. Use a hoe handle or stick to make a 1/2 inch furrow deep down the center of the ridge.  Plant 2-3 seeds in the furrows spaced 3 inches apart within the rows. Cover lightly with loose soil then sprinkle with water. You may cover with a thin layer of fine compost or potting mix to help retain moisture.

Planting Depth: 1/2 inch
Within-Row Spacing:
3 inch
Between-Row Spacing:
12 inches


Care During the Season:

Watering:  Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged during the germination period, as carrots are sensitive to drying out during this period. Water the plants well weekly if it does not rain.

Weeding: Keep the carrots free of weeds, which rob weak root systems of nutrients and moisture.
Insecticides: Insecticides may be used to protect plants. Before using a pesticide, please read the label and always follow cautions, warnings and directions.

Diseases: Check plants daily and treat with an approved fungicide if disease do appear. Neem oil, sulfur, and other fungicides are available for use. Please always follow label directions.


Wash and taste-test carrots to determine if they are sweet, crisp, and flavorful to help determine when to harvest. Carrots are often harvested when they reach a mature size of 6-8 inches in length or when they reach 3-4 inches for baby snacking carrots. Though, carrots can be left to grow larger if desired. Harvest carrots by pulling from the tops until the roots separate from the soil.


Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per
Calories 25
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Trans fat regulation 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 42 mg 1%
Potassium 195 mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 6 g 2%
Dietary fiber 1.7 g 6%
Sugar 2.9 g
Protein 0.6 g 1%
Vitamin C 6% Calcium 2%
Iron 1% Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B6 5% Cobalamin 0%
Magnesium 1%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.