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PlantFiles: Carrot
Daucus carota 'Kyoto Red'

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Daucus (DO-kus) (Info)
Species: carota (kar-OH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Kyoto Red

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
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Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive TucsonTomato On Mar 10, 2014, TucsonTomato from Tucson, AZ wrote:

I have tried some other red carrot varieties and Kyoto Red is my favorite because of its dark color, great texture and sweet flavor. It is a hit with children and produces a very marketable smooth-skinned root.

Neutral Farmerdill On Sep 3, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a Japanese Kintoki type carrot. Its glossy and deep scarlet roots grow into beautifully tapered carrots up to 12" long. The roots are notably tender and sweet. Its sweet flavor makes this variety ideal for carrot juice.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tucson, Arizona
Los Alamos, New Mexico

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