Uzbec Golden Carrot
What Is A Uzbec Carrot
Uzbec carrot is a rare species of carrot, that hails from Uzbekistan, a country in Asia. It is popular across central Asia. Widely adaptable, this variety of carrot produces sweet roots even in the hot summer months in a range of soils and temperatures. However it does best in cooler climates.
What is Different About the Uzbec Golden Carrot
This heirloom, delectable, lemon-yellow roots have a unique shape. These carrots have a find grain texture that is crispy, and juicy with plenty of natural sugar.
This sunny yellow carrot with its big broad taproot is easy to grow. Called "Mshan" in Uzbec this variety with its superb flavor is used widely as a snacking or cooking carrot In Uzbekistan and central Asia. It is an essential ingredient in Plov or Pilaf, a signature dish of that region.
1. Carrots require light and fluffy soil in full sun.
2. It requires adequate and consistent moisture but only average fertilizer.
3. Surface sow seeds by pressing in gently about 1/8 of an inch, but no more then 1/8 of an inch.
4. Space seeds 2-3 inches apart.
5. Minimum full sun 6-8 hours.
6. Ideal temperature 50-75 degrees
7. Sprouts in 12-18 days
8. Golden Uzbec carrots are frost hardy.
9.Ready to harvest in 50-80 days.
How to Prepare Uzbek Carrots
1. Essential ingredient in Plou or Pilaf.
2. Great Roasted in oven with herbs and olive oil.
3. Good to eat raw as a delicious nutritious snack.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 26, 2021:
I have never seen that type of carrot, but I would be sure to try it if I ever see it for sale. Thanks for telling us about it.
Mar from United Arab Emirates on September 26, 2021:
I didn't know about these carrots, they are interesting.
Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 26, 2021:
Thi carrot is new to me also. It sounds good. Thank you Susan.
Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 25, 2021:
Thanks for introducing this golden carrot. Crispy and sugary sounds like a pleasant raw snack. Cool!