Candy Carrot (Athamantha cretensis)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Candy Carrot
Athamantha cretensis

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    The seed is used as a flavouring[177, 183]. An agreeable liquor is made from it[2].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring in a cold frame[1]. Germination usually takes place within 3 – 6 weeks at 13¡c[134]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. The seed can also be sown in situ as soon as the soil is workable in the spring[134]. Division in spring, with care[200].
Succeeds in most soils[1]. Prefers a well-drained soil in full sun[200]. The long tap root is susceptible to rot in wet winters[200].
Europe – Mediterranean

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