What was the original color of the carrot grown in Europe?

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Since the ancient times in Asia a black carrot was grown (var. at­rop­u­rurea), which was brought also to Europe during the Middle Ages. Through sev­en­teen cen­turies almost all the carrots that were grown were violet. The modern carrot was grown out of a mutation in the Nether­land­s. As it was sweeter and bigger, it quickly replaced the anterior variety

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