Shin Kuroda 5"

Shin Kuroda 5" Main Season Carrot

(75 days) Open-pollinated. Over the years we’ve enjoyed several strains of the stump-rooted Japanese-type carrots that are so popular in Asian markets. Shin means ‘new’ in Japanese. Tender sweet Shin Kuroda scored high in our October taste test, and also impressed us with its bright orange color. These Kurodas, developed from the old Chantenay type, do well in a wide range of soil and weather conditions and store well.


2073 Shin Kuroda 5"
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A: 1/8oz for $1.60  
B: 1/2oz for $3.60  
C: 1oz for $5.50  
D: 4oz for $10.00  
E: 1lb for $25.00  
K: 5lb for $120.00   ($114.00)
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Carrots

Daucus carota

⅛ oz packet sows 35 ft; 1 oz, 280 ft. 1 gram packet has more than 600 seeds and sows about 10 ft. Carrots average 18,000 seeds/oz with significant variations among varieties.

Culture: Very hardy. Early carrots can be sown by late April. Can take up to 3 weeks to germinate; keep rows from drying out for faster emergence. Sow carrots for winter storage in mid-late June. Thinning is critical: At 3" high thin to ½" apart, at 6" thin again to 1" apart. Minimal germination temperature 40°, optimal range 60–85°.

Diseases:

  • ALTS: Alternaria Leaf Spot
  • CLS: Cercospora Leaf Spot
  • P: Pythium

ALTS shows up first on the oldest foliage as brown-black spots edged with yellow. Foliage blackens and shrivels as it develops and spreads. Maintaining a good crop rotation is the best preventive.