Promotions

You have not viewed any products recently.

 
Pusa Asita Black Carrot Enlarge View
Pusa Asita Black Carrot
  • Pusa Asita Black Carrot
  • Pusa Asita Black Carrot
  • Pusa Asita Black Carrot cooked
  • Pusa Asita Black Carrot
 
  • Pusa Asita Black Carrot
  • Pusa Asita Black Carrot
  • Pusa Asita Black Carrot cooked
  • Pusa Asita Black Carrot

Product Quantity Price
Pusa Asita Black Carrot (200 seeds) (CR130) $4.50
Packaging Type: NA

Share This Product

 
 

Pusa Asita Black Carrot

         
 
21 Reviews | Write a Review
 
 

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)

 
Pusa Asita Black Carrot
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 21
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

71.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
< Previous | 1 of 5 | Next >
 

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
FedoraMan
Location:
Roy, UT, United States
Date:
August 29, 2015
          5.0
 
Black Carrots
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Good flavor and nutrient dense

What are the cons? It dies my hands purple

Review:

I just tasted these for the first time and I do like the flavor. It's not as sweet as orange or yellow carrots, but it does have a more earthy taste that can be appreciated by culinary aficionados and gardeners alike. I will definitely save seeds for this variety of carrot.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JT
Location:
Saint Paul, MN, United States
Date:
August 23, 2015
          4.0
 
Tasty yet stains everything
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, large size, yum

What are the cons? Stains everything dark purple

Review:

These carrots were very easy to grow, and seemed to have a higher germination rate than the advertised 40%. They grew very straight, and even the largest ones that hid in the garden were still delicious and not woody. The purple color is striking, but when cooked with other foods it turns them an unsettling purple. We made a stir fry with eggs, and the eggs were an odd purple-gray. It also stained my hands and towels purple, like mulberries. I would happily grow this in my garden again, and use it in carrot only dishes to highlight the color, and not make the other foods unappealing to look at.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Fruity acres
Location:
Montreal, North east zone 5a, Canada
Date:
August 22, 2015
          5.0
 
Gorgeous
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Colour and taste are wow!

What are the cons? None

Review:

Wow! Surprised to see the negative comments, I grew 2 types of carrots this year in a raised bed and these guys did great. Maybe slower than traditional orange variety but I thought they did quite well. I will say there was a variety in sizing, I really had to chose the larger ones to pick, leaving the others to keep going. The colour and taste are awesome!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rat
Location:
State College, PA, United States
Date:
August 22, 2015
          4.0
 
Very cool
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Intense color, size

What are the cons? None really

Review:

I tried to grow these in pots of compost. Planted in late April. Unfortunately, they were chewed to the ground three separate times by some animal so I am going to overwinter them and get more seeds from them next year. I bought a packet for a friend and his grew great. He gave me a big one on 7/13: 3in wide, 10in long (much bigger than the ones in Baker Creeks picture). They are hairy and not as perfectly shaped as others but still taste sweet and great. Mine was darker than the darkest beet (nearly black) with a snow white core. Thus, it must be packed with antioxidants and a strong one at that if it's nearly black. It would prob be great in soups also. Germ wasn't a prob for me. They packed extra seeds in the packet with a note about germination. My rating will change when I grow them again next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Hikonyan
Location:
Raleigh, NC, United States
Date:
August 11, 2015
          2.0
 
Terrible germination rate
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Nothing so far

What are the cons? They don't grow!

Review:

I had a terrible time with these. I think I maybe got three carrots total from the pack. And those I didn't even get to try because something came along and ate their tops before they matured. I had much better luck with other carrot varieties so I don't think it's my yard :( Doubt I would try these again considering the price.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
< Previous | 1 of 5 | Next >
 
close (X)