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Most carrot varieties are temperate biennial plants requiring two years to complete the life cycle. Normally, a cold period during the dormant winter season is required for the first year plants to send up flowering stalks that produce flowers and seeds during the second growing season. Dr. Warwick Kerr used tropical flowering carrot strains that set seed in tropical environments developed in southern Brazil over a one-year study at the Federal University of Uberlandia in Brazil to produce the Uberlandia Carrot variety. The Uberlandia Carrot has been selected for good performance in the lowland tropics. The flavor was judged less than some of the temperate carrot varieties in ECHO tests. However, the many other virtues of the Uberlandia Carrots make them a desirable choice in the warm tropics