Wild carrots have a distinct appearance and taste. They’re usually thin, white, or pale yellow and have a more fibrous texture. IYou can find these untamed veggies in various parts of the world, including Asia, Europe, and North Africa. Where carrots grow naturally.
The timeline of carrot domestication is quite extensive. Early evidence suggests that carrot cultivation began around 2,000 years ago in Central Asia.
The journey from wild Daucus carota to modern cultivated carrots also saw changes in size and shape. The thin, fibrous roots of the wild ancestor gave way to the plump, cylindrical carrots we’re familiar with today.
The orange carrot, first cultivated in the Netherlands, holds a special place in the hearts of Europeans and has become a symbol of the region’s horticultural prowess.