Were Orange Carrots Created For A Tribute To William of Orange? (1 Viewer)

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Is it a myth? A made up story? What happened to carrots back in the 16th and 17th centuries? One explanation is that in the 17th century, farmers in the Netherlands cultivated orange carrots as a tribute to William of Orange who’d led the fight for Dutch independence. The color is said to have stuck after that.

Before, the carrots were shades of purple, red, yellow and white—no orange. Scholars say that orange carrots unlikely existed before this point in...
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"Diddling around with carrots"... love it!

Also, the Arabs - the great disseminators of seeds of knowledge.
 

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We could to a remote viewing on the origins of this ever so political carrot.
I may never eat one of these in the same way againo_O:ROFL:
 

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