65 Days to maturity. Daucus carota subsp. sativus. Scarlet Red Carrot Seeds. Annual, Non-GMO, Open Pollinated. This deep red carrot grows 6-8"" long and has strong green tops. The red color comes from the high lycopene content, compared with other carrots. Lycopene is a strong antioxidant, which makes this carrot an especially good and healthy choice. This variety has a somewhat sweeter taste than most carrots. It can be eaten fresh or cooked. Cooking this carrot is preferred, because cooking does not diminish the sweet flavor, and makes the lycopene more easily absorbed when eaten. Approx. 18,000 seeds / oz.