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Pusa Asita Carrot Project

Page history last edited by Sylvia Davatz 4 years, 8 months ago

 

Upper Valley Seed Savers

Seed Saving Project *


 

Date/Season:     2016/ 2017 Growing season

 

Crop / Species:   Carrot/Daucus carota

 

Variety:  Pusa Asita     

 

Project Type: Variety Trial

 

 

Project Goals: To grow out this variety in the first year, observing its characteristics. Then winter over and grow to seed in the second year.

 

 

 

 

Project coordinator: Sylvia Davatz and Brian Stroffolino

 

Email:   sdav@valley.net  bstroffolino@gmail.com            Phone: S: 802-436-3262

                                                                                                                     B: 802-436-9521

 

Other people working on the project and their contact information:

 

 

 

Project site(s) description (soil, aspect, amendments…): Sylvia and Brian's gardens are next to each other. Sylvia's is higher on the slope, sometimes making it less frost-susceptible. The soil in Sylvia's garden has been worked and amended for 24 years. Brian's gardens are newer and have had less time to build fertility. Both gardens are organically farmed. Soil is generally sandy/loamy with good drainage and average to above-average fertility.

 

 

Volunteer / resource needs:

 

 

Additional Comments: This is an almost-black carrot, making it very high in anthocyanins. It is open-pollinated and was developed in India for distribution among small farmers to support their self-sufficiency. The seed company that makes it available encourages gardeners to grow their own seed of the variety.

 

Project Report (cont'd on second page):

 

 

 

*Format Adapted from Hilltown Seed Saving Network website

 

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