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Carrot, Pusa Asita Black

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75 days. This sweet Indian carrot is the perfect variety for growers, since purple produce is in high demand at markets, and Pusa Asita Black carrot is one of the darkest purple carrots inexistence. The roots are a rich, dark purple, which means that they are packed with antioxidants. (Some will have a bit of white inside.) Pusa Asita is the perfect variety to complete your rainbow root display or to offer to high-end chefs eager for a unique new variety. Be sure to tell your clients and customers that this variety was specifically developed and selected for super dense nutrition. It is wonderfully replete in the antioxidant anthocyanin, which is also responsible for the blue pigment in blueberries. Anthocyanin has been hailed as a panacea for everything from high blood pressure to vision health and a possible preventative for certain cancers. The vibrant purple roots with their sweet, almost tropical flavor make Pusa Asita a great candidate for juicing; a great value-added product for market. It makes a stunning dark purple drink when juiced; when a squeeze of lemon is added, it turns bright pink. The variety was developed at a university in India and grows best in mild to moderate weather. The roots are not as smooth or uniform as those of most orange carrots. Germination rates on this variety tend to run low; if below national standards, we will overpack to exceed the legal standards for carrot seed.
 Place of Origin: Delhi, India
Use: Roasting, juicing, drinks, desserts, snacking, and food dye
Germinates In: 7-21 days
Ideal Germination Temperature: 50-80 F
Seed Depth: 1/4 inch
Plant Spacing: 1/2 inch to 1 inch apart, thin to 3 inches

Collections: Catalog

Category: Bulk

Type: Carrot