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Pusa Asita Black Carrot (200 seeds) (CR130) $4.50
BULK SEED 1 OZ (CR130C) $25.00

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Pusa Asita Black Carrot

         
 
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This is the incredible work of Pritam Kalia in India. He has been extremely dedicated with his friends creating new open pollinated varieties for small farmers and subsistence growers so that they can have better nutrition. Pritam's work places him as an anomaly among plant breeders, who for the most part are overtly concerned with creating hybrids and seeds that are often off limits to the poor. Pritam focused his efforts on producing nutrient rich varieties. This Pusa Asita Black carrot is one of his masterpieces! So rich in Anthocyanins that it is practically black! This is an open pollinated marvel that you should try to produce your own seeds for because it is rare and precious. It seems especially well suited for the south because it is presumably better adapted to shorter days. It tastes richer than a regular "orange" carrot, and is likely much more nutrient packed with anti-oxidants! Simply Amazing, three cheers for Pritam Kalia! PLEASE Try to SAVE some of your carrots for SEED, AND THEN SHARE THEM! (please note: the color deepens as carrots mature)

This amazing variety of carrot was brought to us by botanical explorer Joseph Simcox.
 
Pusa Asita Black Carrot
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 29
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

69.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
guppyguy
Location:
MB, SC, United States
Date:
April 3, 2016
          1.0
 
HELLO SEEDS I AM WAITING
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? None

What are the cons? didn't germinate

Review:

I can't dislike the carrot it self the seeds never came up! I did not do a bad job either because my Atomic red came up every where I put it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

23 out of 28 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Amazon Woman
Location:
Albany, WA, Australia
Date:
January 23, 2016
          1.0
 
Sold a Dud
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? Nothing good about them.

What are the cons? Not what was ordered.

Review:

We were sold a Dud! These so called Black carrots are white inside. The thin skin is purple but the flesh is an off-white. These carrots also give the impression they were saved from a poor root specimen, as they are very insignificant in size with a large pale top. The roots are so small they are barely usable. I have been growing vegetables and saving seed for my own use for many years, so recognize these issues. Not impressed at all!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

18 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mr. Bombadil
Location:
Zionsville, PA, United States
Date:
January 1, 2016
          5.0
 
Awesome but Sparse
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Purple power! Yeah!

What are the cons? poor germination

Review:

The carrots were so dark purple they were nearly black! Just like a red beet is very dark red. Awesome! When I cleaned one, it stained my hands purple just like blackberries would. That is all anthocyanins! However, out of 1 packet of seeds (about 200 seeds?) I only got about 8 to 10 carrots. I am definitely going to grow them next year and just hope that my soil/growing conditions just weren't good for some reason, since other reviewers reported better production. And like one reviewer noted, they did have a lot more hairs on them than normal carrots, but so what! Clean 'em and eat 'em! I am looking forward to a large crop of these deep purple power sticks.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

20 out of 23 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
garden manager
Location:
long pond, PA, United States
Date:
December 17, 2015
          1.0
 
pusa asita carrot
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? not worth time or garden space

What are the cons? very poor germination

Review:

I felt I was pulling a wooly mammoth out of the ground.very bearded. Dont cook with anything except black beans! Taste like geritol.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

25 out of 26 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Stevie
Location:
New York City, NY, United States
Date:
December 17, 2015
          4.0
 
Really Fun to Grow
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Color, Size

What are the cons? Hairy roots

Review:

This carrot was so fun to grow. They had about 75% germination and about 65% grew to a large size within a reasonable amount of time. However, I expected this and ordered a small amount in order to do some seed saving with them. Of course they dye everything you touch purple but that was the exciting part about them. I used a few of them to dye some fabric. Flavor is so so and the roots were very hairy but if that doesn't bother you, plant away!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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