A charmed knife cutting a carrot at The Burrow

The carrot is a root vegetable, typically orange in colour, though other hues such as purple, black, red, white, and yellow existed.[1]

Varieties and uses

Magic carrots were a variety of carrot that could supposedly make a person's hair redder.[2]

Carrot Wands were a type of novelty wand available at Gambol and Japes Wizarding Joke Shop.[3]


Carrots were served as part of the Welcoming Feast at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1991[4] and at the End-of-Term Feast of 1993.[5]

On 2 September 1993, Hermione Granger slammed her Arithmancy textbook down on the table angrily when Ron Weasley suggested she did not like Divination because she was bad at it, scattering pieces of meat and carrot from the stew he was eating.[6]

Harry Potter regarded the prospect of having to subsist on the same diet food as Dudley Dursley over the summer of 1994 as being "expected to survive [...] on carrot sticks."[7]

A gnome bit Fred Weasley on the ankle while he was picking carrots for Christmas dinner at The Burrow in 1996.[8]


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