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Pusa Rudhira Red Carrot
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Pusa Rudhira Red Carrot (200 seeds) (CR127) $4.50
BULK SEED 1OZ (CR127C) $25.00

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Pusa Rudhira Red Carrot

         
 
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Pritam Kalia, a world renowned vegetable breeder, created this amazing red variety. His work centers on creating nutritious and hardy vegetables for India's poor subsistence farmers. This particular variety is very high in beta-carotene and Joe believes also lycopene. This carrot is sure to become a favorite heirloom around the world as it is simply beautiful and delicious! This amazing variety of carrot was brought to us by botanical explorer Joseph Simcox.
 
Pusa Rudhira Red Carrot
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 6
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

66.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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12 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
turtlemother
Location:
Mankato, MN, United States
Date:
March 11, 2016
          4.0
 
Red Carrot FYI
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Reds Are Superior When Cooked

What are the cons? May perform best in South

Review:

Red carrots taste best when COOKED, in my experience. Really. I've grown a number of red & purple cultivars over the years, and I've concluded that the red pigments (and purples, to some extent) have a terpene punch to them when eaten raw, and if your palate is used to the sugary orange kinds, you may not enjoy that. No big deal. Because, when roasted, added to stews, or just steamed, those "bitter" or "weird" flavors transform into something special. Cooking makes these taste FANTASTIC, breaks down those tough cell walls so more vitamins get into you, and cooking makes a carrot's phytonutrients more available. I grow reds & purples specifically for cooking. Orange types are my go-to choice for raw use. Please ignore my ratings, because I have NOT grown this variety yet. Clearly, it performs best in hot, dry climates. (No surprise considering its origin.) There simply wasn't another way to let others know what to expect from the red-pigmented carrot varieties. Roast them & believe!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Max
Location:
Sturgeon Bay, WI, United States
Date:
January 11, 2016
          2.0
 
Disappointed.
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? They are red.

What are the cons? Flowered, hairy roots, bitter

Review:

I agree with the comments from the person from IL. I see that the warmer climates love this carrot, but I was disappointed. I really wanted to find a good red/purple carrot. I have had some of the same issues with other red/purple carrots. Maybe our cooler climates? First they did not germinate well. A number of plants flowered, had woody stems. Others had excessive hairy roots, tasted bitter. Only ended up with a small crop of edible carrots, and they had an odd taste to them. My other orange carrots were fine. I don't mean to discourage other gardeners from giving these a try - that is part of the fun of gardening. But these carrots just didn't perform well for me.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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19 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JT17
Location:
Round Rock, TX, United States
Date:
December 12, 2015
          5.0
 
Love it
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? large root, excellent flavor

What are the cons? none

Review:

Planted this in my raised bed. The roots are a beautiful color and size. The flavor is so mild. My children even liked it, and they won't usually eat carrots! I can't wait to grow more of these! Plan to grow them in our school garden for our gardening club kids too! All around excellent carrot!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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16 out of 18 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
mosswood
Location:
Glen Ellyn, IL, United States
Date:
November 30, 2015
          3.0
 
A bit strange for a carrot
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Seeds sprouted beautifully

What are the cons? taste, seed set, hairy rootlet

Review:

I have never before seen an *entire* crop of carrots flower and set seed in their first year after sprouting - but these did just that. Obviously, once this happens, the carrot is essentially inedible and those that I tried were bitter and woody. I started a second crop in July and harvested when they were pencil-thick, just in case, so I can not say if some sort of environmental factor was at play in the first crop. This second crop had good texture, but still had an oddly bitter note. The carrots grew nice and straight for me, but I tended to also get quite a bit of rootlet growth leading to werewolf roots.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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20 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tatiana
Location:
Clewiston, FL, United States
Date:
July 17, 2015
          5.0
 
Amaizing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Texture and color outstanding

What are the cons? take long to grow

Review:

For the carrot, is tender all through. The carrot flavor is very nice. No need to peel, only wash. The combination of colors is beautiful, from red-salmon, or almost mamey to orange and yellow to the center. Love it. I wish to see this seeds again in your page

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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