Daucus carota subsp. sativus
Kuroda is a popular variety of Carrot, which belongs to the Daucus genus (Daucus carota subsp. sativus 'Kuroda'). Kuroda is generally thought of as a open-polliated variety.
7-8 inches, juicing carrot, red-orange, stores well. Likes mild climate. 6-20 days to germinate. 68-100 days to maturity. Germinates best in 75F soil. Open-pollinated variety 1This variety is a Vegetable that typically grows as an Biennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of two years. Kuroda is known for growing to a height of approximately 25.4 cm (9.91 inches).
Afghanistan is believed to be where Kuroda originates from.
Kuroda Carrot is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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How to grow Carrot 'Kuroda'
Thin to 2-3 inches apart. Water regularly.Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Kuroda is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Kuroda are Zone 3 and Zone 11. Ensure your soil is loamy and sandy and has a ph of between 6.0 and 6.6 as Carrot is a weakly acidic soil loving plant.
Growing Kuroda from seed
Sow 1/4 – 1/2 inch deep. Germinates best in 75F (24 C) soils but can be sown all year-round. Keep moist.Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.25 inches (0.64 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Kuroda about 14 days before your last frost date.
90-120 days from sowing to harvest.This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late summer.
Carrot 'Kuroda' information
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