Carrots are a type of taproot and have a range of colors and varieties. When they bolt, carrot flowers may be white, red, or purple. Left to keep growing, the carrot’s flowers and leaves can reach up to 59 inches tall!
Like other root vegetables, carrots’ “shoulders” will be exposed as they mature. Similar to cucumbers, it depends on what you would like to do with the carrots to determine when and what size to harvest. For example, if the carrot shoulders are as thick as a pencil’s width, you can use them as baby carrots. Just keep in mind the longer you leave your carrots in the ground and the larger the roots become, the thicker the carrot’s skin will become!