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Pusa Asita Black Carrot (200 seeds) (CR130) $4.50

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Pusa Asita Black Carrot

         
 
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Amazing color and flavor, potentially the world’s richest plant-based source of anthocyanin. So rich in the dark pigmented antioxidant that the roots are practically black! It is especially well suited for the south and performs better than other carrots in extreme heat, though it tastes better when harvested in the fall or winter. Richer and sweeter flavor than a regular “orange” carrot and the color deepens as carrots mature, even bleeding like a beet when cut. An amazing carrot from India.
 
Pusa Asita Black Carrot
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 44
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

72.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Megg
Location:
Regina, SK, Canada
Date:
September 29, 2019
          5.0
 
WOW
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? So many

What are the cons? Gives off pigment - cook alone

Review:

WOW!! This carrot - low germination noted, so I planted heavy. I use raised beds (our natural soil is clay) of garden soil and compost and added some sand for the carrot box. I fertilized with a general AP fertilizer once about midway through the season - lucky enough to have rain water most of the year. These carrots got up to 18" in length and 3" diameter at the top!!!! The smaller ones were about 10" long with 1.5-2" diameter at top ---- ALL delicious. The do have a LOT of pigment, so if cooked with other veg, they turn them grey/black BUT a little juice turns a mashed potato/turnip/cauliflower into a lavender beauty. :) Just cleaned and put away for winter storage. Hopefully they'll hold up well too! :D Planted in mid-May, harvested late September.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
pringles
Location:
BOULDER, CO, United States
Date:
August 1, 2019
          4.0
 
purple carrot
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? color

What are the cons? none

Review:

I DIDN'T EXPECT GREAT GERMINATION BASED ON OTHER REVIEWS BUT I STILL WAS HAPPY WITH DID GROW. THEY WEREN'T BITTER OR WOODY. I LIKE THE NOVELTY OF THEM WHICH IS WHY I GAVE THEM A SHOT. I WILL GROW THEM AGAIN

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
boatharbor
Location:
Houston, TX, United States
Date:
May 17, 2019
          3.0
 
Disappointed
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Black color is a novelty

What are the cons? Flavor, bolted quickly

Review:

I was excited to find a hot weather carrot that we could grow here. I was so excited that I planted them in the spring to try them out before the summer, the same time I planted oxhearts. The oxhearts still haven't bolted, but these have. They don't have the carrot-y flavor the others do. I'll just stick with oxhearts. (Also the germination rate was low, but BCS graciously overpacked the envelopes, so that wasn't an issue).

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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13 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lisbon Urban Farmer
Location:
Lisbon, 10A, Portugal
Date:
April 28, 2019
          1.0
 
Not for hot climates
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Nothing -at least in zone 10A

What are the cons? Everything

Review:

Planted these in Lisbon zone 10A over late sumer, and again late fall for a spring harvest. They were absolutely revolting. Sorry. Maybe they are good in cool climates. Just a warning to those in warm climates. Carrots were tough, like break-your-teeth tough, fibrous, bitter, and my partner and I both spit them out. They almost tasted poisonous. All the other carrots I've ordered from Baker Creek were awesome. In 10A Kyoto red, muscade, and snow white had the best taste and flavor.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kathy
Location:
Lake City, FL, United States
Date:
April 14, 2019
          2.0
 
Bitter in my climate
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow

What are the cons? bitter in warm climate

Review:

I garden in North Florida and it's tough to find carrots that will grow here without becoming bitter by maturity. After years of searching, I finally found a good tasting orange carrot and hoped to add a purple carrot to the mix. With this carrot being developed in India I had high hopes. Unfortunately, this carrot is bitter in my climate, too, For those of you who do like this carrot, I did get very good germination from the packet although it was marked low germination like everyone else. I mixed up a packet of unflavored gelatin with 4 cups of water and chilled until it was a thick slurry. I added 1/2 teaspoon kelp powder and stirred in the seeds. I then refrigerated overnight. The next day I poured the mixture into a zip lock bag, cut a tiny piece off the corner, and squeezed the seeds into moist soil, covering shallowly. I kept the ground moist with a soaker hose and ended up with probably 60% germination, enough that I had to thin a 40 food row heavily.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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