What was the original color of the carrot grown in Europe?

black
124
violet
409
red
165
white
269
Since the ancient times in Asia a black carrot was grown (var. atropururea), which was brought also to Europe during the Middle Ages. Through seventeen centuries almost all the carrots that were grown were violet. The modern carrot was grown out of a mutation in the Netherlands. As it was sweeter and bigger, it quickly replaced the anterior variety
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flagPoland
12%
43%
16%
27%
877
flagUnknown
14%
40%
19%
25%
47
flagthe United States
28%
35%
14%
21%
14
flagIndia
16%
33%
25%
25%
12
flagthe United Kingdom
7%
21%
21%
50%
14
flagGermany
27%
18%
18%
36%
11

Gender

men35%
women43%
black
20%
12%
violet
35%
43%
red
12%
15%
white
30%
28%

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