A very rare landrace from the Tessin (Ticino) region of Switzerland where Aly spent her grade 12 high school year living abroad! These amethyst-colored carrots were rediscovered in the 1950s in the picturesque Alps village of Bre, where local women grew them for sale at farmers markets. “Gniff” is translated to “purple” in the local dialect. Being a landrace, this carrot expresses a range of colours, from its purple exterior to its violet-hued interior. This is a slow-growing storage carrot that is traditionally pickled; locals steam, slice and preserve them in olive oil, parsley and garlic. A similar type was last described by Vilmorin in1856 as “sweet, purple carrot with a pale yellow heart.”
Minimum Seed Count: 200
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
Carrot | Gniff | Open Pollinated Heirloom Seed
All seeds we collect or sell are Open-Pollinated, Pure, Natural, Non-GMO and organic seeds.
We've sourced from amazing growers such as Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds or Hudson Valley Seed Company, as well as our own One Acre Garden. This has been and will continue to be our guiding principle.