Candy Carrot (Athamantha turbith)

A. matthioli.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Candy Carrot
Athamantha turbith

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Root[2, 105, 177]. No more details are given.

  • 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].
An easily grown plant, succeeding in most well drained fertile soils in a sunny position[1, 200, 233]. The long tap root is susceptible to rot in wet winters[200].
Europe – Carpathian Alps and the Balkan Peninsula.

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