Carrot Seeds - Kyoto Red


70 to 90 Days to maturity. Daucus carota. Kyoto Red - Carrot Seeds. Cool Season Annual, Heirloom. Kyoto Red carrot is a Japanese traditional heirloom vegetable, dento yasai, grown in the Kyoto area. This is a Japanese kintoki-type (sweet red) carrot. Deep red color develops when about 3” long. Its glossy, deep scarlet roots grow beautifully tapered carrots 10-12” long that are notably tender and sweet. Delicious to use as carrot juice. ~ 25,000 seeds per oz.


Carrot Seeds - Kyoto Red

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Other Common Names: carrot, gajar, hu lo puh, hu lo puh, hu luo bo, karot, lobak merah, ninjin, phakkaat daeng, wortel

How to Grow Kyoto Red Carrots

Prepare fertile, deeply dug, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in early fall in a sunny location. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Thin by cutting tops to avoid disturbing remaining roots. Mulch to keep soil cool, conserve moisture.

Harvesting Kyoto Red Carrots

Because this is a more tender variety, you should be gentle and cautious when pulling them up from the ground. It helps to loosen the soil before seeding to make harvesting easier.

Culinary Tips

Its sweet flavor makes this variety ideal for carrot juice. You can enjoy these fresh or steamed. Excellent choice carrot for oshogatsu, or even julienne cut carrots and daikon and toss with a su dressing.

Seeds Per Package:

  • 1 g packet - Approximately 900 Seeds‬
  • 1 oz - Approximately 25,000 Seeds
  • 4 oz - Approximately 100,000 Seeds
  • 1 lb - Approximately 400,000 Seeds

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