This carrot’s beautiful red-purple exterior provides a striking contrast to its yellow-orange interior and light yellow core. A treat for the eye when sliced, its sweet, almost spicy, flavour makes this carrot a home gardener’s favorite. Considered the most refined purple carrot available. Danvers carrots were developed in the 1870s in Danvers, Massachusetts. It became a popular seed due to the root’s deep orange color and rich flavor. This variety does better than many popular carrots because it forms nice roots even in heavy, shallow soils. Purple Dragon carrots are considered to be very hardy and tend to do best in cooler northern regions.