Last week the question was: What is wrong with these carrots?
This is a condition called “forking” and has been caused by feeding damage from root knot nematodes. This usually happens early in the carrot’s life and occurs when the nematodes damage the growing point. The carrots are still edible but are not marketable for the fresh market because of their appearance. These particular carrots were planted outside of an area treated with Telone. Pythium can also cause forking.
Here is this week’s question: What are the little tan and red balls on stem of this peanut plant?