Pritam Kalia, a world renowned vegetable breeder, created this amazing red variety called Rudhira Red Carrot. His work centers on creating nutritious and hardy vegetables for India’s poor subsistence farmers. This particular variety is very high in beta-carotene and Joe believes also lycopene. This carrot is sure to become a favorite heirloom around the world as it is simply beautiful and delicious! This amazing variety of carrot was brought to us by botanical explorer Joseph Simcox.
Rudhira Red Carrot
The carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in color. Although purple, black, red, white, and yellow varieties exist. Carrots are a domesticated form of the wild carrot, native to Europe and southwestern Asia. The plant probably originated in Persia and was originally cultivated for its leaves and seeds. Nowadays, the most commonly eaten part of the plant is the taproot. Also, the greens are sometimes eaten as well. The domestic carrot has been selectively bred for its greatly enlarged and more palatable, less woody-textured taproot.