Shin Kuroda Carrot Seeds

This packet sows up to 42 feet.
4.8571428571429 out of 5 stars
(7 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Late planting your garden? 'Shin Kuroda' is quite heat resistant, so don't hesitate to sow in late spring, and even into the summer (when you might be doubtful about sowing carrots). Shin means "new" in Japanese, which alludes to its improved, tapered, 5"-long roots with wide shoulders, that grow through heavy soils with ease. Simply unsurpassed for flavor—one of the sweetest carrots you will eat!
$2.29 1 gram (~510 seeds)

Botanical Name: Daucus carota

Days to Maturity: 75 days

Family: Apiaceae

Native: Africa, Eurasia

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant biennial grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: Roots are 5" long at their peak.

Variety Information: Smooth, tapered, deep orange/red roots with blunt ends. High moisture content contributes to its superior flavor. 'Shin Kuroda' is a Chantenay type carrot.

Attributes: Good for Heavy Soil, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 45°F, ideally 60°–85°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 10 to 12 weeks before your average first fall frost date. In very warm climates, carrots are grown primarily in fall, winter, and spring.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended; root disturbance stunts growth.

Days to Emerge: 10–25 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: 1"

Row Spacing: 6"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin 1 every to 3"

Harvesting: For best flavor and texture, harvest carrots before they get larger than their optimal size. Peak harvest period lasts about 3 weeks, longer in the fall. Late summer sown carrots are sweetened after having been kissed by light frost; however, harvest before soil freezes, which might destroy the crop. In USDA zone 5 or warmer, carrots can be left in the ground for storage provided they are heavily mulched; harvest as needed on days the ground is not frozen.

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Shin Kuroda Carrot Seeds Reviews

7 reviews


5 out of 5 stars Aug 1, 2020
Excellent germination rates even during a drought and heat wave. Lookin forward you how the they turn out.
John from PA

Getting started

5 out of 5 stars Sep 26, 2020
It's late September in Baton Rouge and I recently direct seeded these carrots. You can trust these little seeds to germinate well. Be careful on your seed spacing as it would be easy to plant too many too close!
Joe from LA

Reliable late season

4 out of 5 stars Jan 11, 2021
I planted these last spring, good germination rate but planted too densely. Spaced them this fall 4-5" in narrow rows. Excellent results, broad shoulders, not crazy about flavor (not very sweet).
Carolyn from LA

Good germination!

5 out of 5 stars Feb 2, 2021
I recently planted these in SoCal/9B at the beginning of December when it started to get cool (finally). I use the square foot gardening method and used cut up pine needles for mulch which I found works very well as it allows for light to get to the seeds and holds in water. I was quite happy to see that most of the carrots had germinated, a good 80%. This made me very happy as germination seems to be the most difficult part in raising carrots. They even came up after a severe windstorm blew the mulch away. They're nearing 2" tall now. Can't wait to see how they taste.
Lisa K. from CA


5 out of 5 stars Jul 19, 2021
I sowed these carrots in early April (zone B) and they were perfect, sweet, and compact by late June/early July! Keeper for sure.
Lynne from CO

Best Carrots

5 out of 5 stars Sep 27, 2021
These are my favorite carrots to grow - delicious, uniform, large shape, easy to grow. In the past I've mostly grown rainbow mixes or purple carrots, but I find these are much sweeter.
Jordan from OH

Shin Kuroda Carrots

5 out of 5 stars Jun 18, 2022
This variety of carrot works well in our climate & raised beds; we've grown Shin Kurd for several years. In 2022 we directly sowed the seeds in early winter when it was still quite warm in Tallahassee. We had nearly perfect germination. We have left these carrots in the soil well into early summer and although they can be a bit tough-textured, will retain nearly a full flavor. In late summer 2022 I was not finding these seeds from our usual source & pleased that Botanical Interests carried them.
Fred from FL

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