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    Dutch Carrots

    First time I've spotted these at the green grocer, so thought I'd try them out. They're shaped like a fat, healthy orange carrot, but look like a parsnip in colour. Inside quite different - more like the crunchy texture of a radish. Tried them in stir fry and they're just delicious - very similar to water chestnuts. But I can't find any specific info on them. Are they called by another name perhaps?

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    Re: Dutch Carrots

    I wonder if the naming is correct. According to Cookbook:Carrot - Wikibooks, "Dutch carrots" are baby carrots, sold in bunches complete with the green at the top. The ones sold in The Netherlands are orange, but according to the article, carrots come in several colors ranging from almost white to a deep purple.

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    Re: Dutch Carrots

    I wonder if they just made the name up? Spanish olives, Italian tomatoes... why not Dutch carrots? Sounds impressive. Whatever they are, they're a superb vegetable for stir fry. As crunchy as potato crisps!

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    Re: Dutch Carrots

    Hi Alan

    Off the top of my head <img src=/S/liar.gif border=0 alt=liar width=25 height=22> it could be the turnip-rooted chervil or Chaerophyllum bulbosum

    Try a "define: chervil" in google
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    Re: Dutch Carrots

    Thanks Jezza. I can't find any pictures that resemble it yet.

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    Re: Dutch Carrots

    Hi Alan

    A colleague and I have taken this on as a bit of challenge and we reckon that it could be a Daikon Radish look half way down the page.

    Other Ideas is to look up daucus carota
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    Re: Dutch Carrots

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by AlanMiller on 21-Oct-05 21:50. Confirmed)</P>By golly gosh Jezza. That's the closest picture I've seen to it. The description fits too.

    The daucus carota pictures are of orange vegetables, so don't fit - unless there are white types.
    I put my money on Raphanus sativus.
    Well done detective Jezza.

    Alan

    Just picked up some seeds for these beasts. They are the Hybrid April Cross, aka Oriental or Daikon Radish. Where on Earth they came up with Dutch carrots ???

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