Carrot - Kyoto Japanese Red (Daucus carota) Kyoto Open Pollinated Red Heirloom Carrots Non GMO Vegetable
Height 10 - 18 in
Kyoto Red carrot is a cool season annual Japanese carrot variety traditionally grown in the Kyoto area. It is used to celebrate the Japanese New Year and carved into the shape of a plum blossom to represent fertility in the coming year.
Kyoto is an heirloom variety that have a deep scarlet color which appears when baby carrots are about 3 in long. Roots grow 10-18 in long, are tapered and are especially sweet. Carrots love cool weather and grow best in rich well draining and sandy soil. . Plant them in fall or early spring for maximum sweetness.
- Full sun
- Matures in 70-90 days
- Full Sun
- Carrots do not like being transplanted, recommended to sow them directly where they are to grow. Remove all stones from the soil – if a carrot root hits a stone it will fork - then rake the soil to a fine tilth. Well draining light sandy soil is best.
- Direct sow 1/4 in deep; 12 in spacing
- OR start seeds indoors if you must; use a peat free pot that can planted directly so as not to disturb the roots.
- Spacing: 12 in
- Germinates 1-3 weeks
- Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed.
- Thin by cutting tops to avoid disturbing remaining roots. Mulch to keep soil cool and conserve moisture.
- 70 to 90 Days to maturity.
- Water well before harvesting. Twist when pulling out of the ground to keep the leaves from breaking off in your hand. Once harvested, cut the leaves right away. This prevents the leaves from drawing moisture and nourishment from the root.
- After a couple of frosts, flavor enhances.
- Mulch with straw for protection in harsher climates
- Seed Count: 1/2 gr