Freshgro supplies Chantenay carrots in white and purple

Specialist vegetable grower co-operative Freshgro has made available white and purple forms of its Chantenay carrots alongside the more familiar orange.

The three-colour Chantenay carrot range - image:Freshgro
The three-colour Chantenay carrot range - image:Freshgro

The white Sugar Babe Chantenay carrot launched last month to a positive reception from wholesalers.

It will be available until May and then returns in late September, along with a new purple variety which is said to develop its vibrant colour when cooked.

Both varieties are described as sweeter than conventional carrots while retaining the traditional Chantenay flavour.

The Nottinghamshire-based group produces around 20,000 tonnes of Chantenay carrots a year, accounting for 90 per cent of the UK retail Chantenay market, or 10 per cent of total retail carrot sales.


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