Kyoto Red carrot is a Japanese traditional heirloom vegetable, dento yasai, grown in the Kyoto area. This is a Japanese kintoki-type (sweet red) carrot. Its glossy deep scarlet roots grow into beautifully tapered carrots 10-12" long and are notably tender and sweet. Dark red color develops when about 3" long.
- Cool season Annual
- Approx. 1100-1200 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- 401,000 seed count per pound.
- Maturity: Approx. 70-90 days
- Planting season: Late summer/early fall
For quantities greater than 500 lbs, or for special requests such as seed treatment, ask us for a price quote on this variety.
Cultivation: Prepare fertile, deeply dug, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in early fall in a sunny location. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Thin by cutting tops to avoid disturbing remaining roots. Mulch to keep soil cool, conserve moisture.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Its sweet flavor makes this variety ideal for carrot juice. Also enjoy them fresh or steamed. Julienne cut daikon and carrots and toss with a su dressing. See recipe on our website. Excellent carrot for oshogatsu.