72 days. Simply the best red carrot for cooking, with a bonus of high levels of lycopene, a precursor to beta-carotene that is said to help prevent several cancers, including prostate. Roots are 8 to 9-in. long and taper from 1 1/2 in. across at the top down to a blunt point. When cooked it starts a reddish-pink before intensifying to a bright red during cooking. Maintains crispness and flavor, even in stews.