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Are these carrots safe to eat?

They have been in the ground for some time now so I decided to pick them this morning. I noticed some growths on the tips of them. What is it from and is it ok to eat?
[img]https://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa241/M0MMiE_album/IMG_3750.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa241/M0MMiE_album/IMG_3749.jpg[/img]

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lorax
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OK, I'm seeing totally normal carrots there.... That looks like the regular root hairs and whatnot.

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Hairy carrots usually is a sign of to much fertilizer or maybe under watered. Mostly likely to rich a diet.

Yes, safe to eat. Just clean them up and enjoy. If under watered they maybe a little tough.

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But those bumps on the side are ok? I know the 2nd pic is kinda blurry you can see it better on the 1st one.

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Yup. If you'd left them in the ground longer, those bumps would have made carrot legs.

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They are fine. Take a kitchen srubbing pad or brush and clean them up. If the shoulders are green cut that off, it will be bitter.

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Ok thanks for the info!

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brown sugar glazed carrots. Yum!

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Mine look the same and we eat them all the time. They are great raw and cooked. Enjoy:)

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DoubleDogFarm wrote:brown sugar glazed carrots. Yum!
I SOOOOOOO second that! Yummy!!!!!

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Yep, they're fine. Those multiple legs are often due to hard/rocky soil. Sandy soil is really one of the preferred for carrot growing....they originated in the Middle East, after all :wink:.

Last year, I had more odd-looking ones than normal ones, but they all tasted the great.
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Wrap them in foil with some butter and toss them on the grill for about a beer. Tasty!
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