Carrot
Daucus carota 'Kuroda'

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

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Longmont, Colorado

Brodhead, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 10, 2012, JeremiahT from Brodhead, KY wrote:

Grew these last year with good results---in spring and fall. I've fairly heavy, rocky soil but these did very well planted in a raised row; perhaps this has something to do with their robust Chantenay-esque shape. They received no particular coddling, but both times were thickly planted in a ridge lightly enriched with hardwood ash, thinned to an inch or two apart at the appropriate time, then well mulched with rotted leaves and given a dose of fish emulsion/kelp extract. They received another foliar feeding with the same about mid-season and were watered when required. The resultant carrots, which were harvested as needed, were sweet and crisp with only occasional deformities. I also grew a Chantenay variety in fall, and do believe it had a *slight* edge on Kuroda in terms of texture... read more

Positive

On Feb 8, 2008, CurtisJones from Longmont, CO wrote:

A few comments from you friends at Botanical Interests, Inc:
Popular in Asia, this high moisture carrot is one of the sweetest carrots your will ever eat! A deep orange-red Chantenay type, it has smooth, tapered roots that are 8” long with 2” shoulders. With good heat resistance compared to other carrot varieties, Kuroda is a good choice if you are getting a late start to planting carrots in your garden. Although carrots “prefer cool soils to begin life and warm soils to finish it”, you can grow both a spring and fall crop. Carrots will germinate in soils as cool as 45 degrees, and in the fall they can still be dug from the garden and eaten until the ground freezes. When to plant outside: RECOMMENDED. First sowing should be 2-4 weeks before average last frost. Successive plantings c... read more

Neutral

On May 29, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is an oriental hybrid. Eight x two inch roots. This cultivar is said to be heat resistant.