La domestication carrots as a foodstuff date back to the 10the century, in the East, more precisely in Iran or Afghanistan. At the time, its root is purple or yellow.

The European wild carrot is whitish, with tough skin and a fibrous heart. With the beginning of its cultivation in Europe on the 15the century, we see other colors appear: yellow, green, red, purple and black.

Au 16e century, the Dutch crossed varieties with red and white roots and obtained the first orange carrot and fleshy as we know it today. Sweeter, the Long Orange quickly supplanted all others in popular favor!