Danvers 126 Carrot Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

5 out of 5 stars
(8 reviews)
Growers in Danvers, Massachusetts during the late-19th century were searching for a carrot with improved color, yield, and uniformity. After many variations, the 'Danvers 126' carrot was born! It grows particularly well interplanted with onions and in heavy soils due to its high fiber content. Heat-tolerant with high yields, it also has a noticeably sweeter flavor and stores exceptionally well if cleaned after harvest. Resistant to cracks and splits.
  • Organic Heirloom Large Packet #7614 - 3 grams (~1,520 seeds)
    This packet sows up to 127 feet.
  • $5.59

Botanical Name: Daucus carota

Days to Maturity: 65 days

Family: Apiaceae

Native: Africa, Eurasia

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant biennial grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: Roots are 6"–7" long at their peak.

Variety Information: Orange roots, wide at the top, tapering to a point. 'Danvers 126' is a Danvers type carrot.

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 to 1 every 3"

Harvesting: For best flavor and texture, harvest carrots any time before, and until they reach 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 may 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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Danvers 126 Carrot Seeds Reviews

8 reviews

consistent producer

5 out of 5 stars Jul 21, 2018
These carrots are a consistent producer in Florida. They stay a nice size when I hold them in the garden waiting to use them. I usually plant them around November and have carrots starting in February. It's now July and I'm just pulling the last carrots out of the garden.
Tara P from FL

Great garden staple

5 out of 5 stars May 16, 2019
I plant this carrot seed anywhere I have space from April to early July. They have an excellent germination rate. They don't like to be crowded though. Thinning is important. They are short, but good for raised bed gardening. They stand well too, staying sweet and not woody even if you keep them in the ground too long. I've only rarely seen splitting and only on roots that should have been harvested weeks earlier. Good keeper.
Tony from MA

Danvers 126

5 out of 5 stars Mar 1, 2020
I planted these in December in my unheated greenhouse. Harvested yesterday: super sweet, and crunchy.

Garden staple

5 out of 5 stars Jun 28, 2020
Love these carrots because they are a half-long and grow well in the raised beds. They are sweet, tasty and come up readily from seed. Been growing these for years now and definitely a favorite.
Terence from MA

Great Florida variety

5 out of 5 stars Oct 16, 2020
Love this variety had a bunch of carrots in succession planted a few weeks off from one another so yummy! I Loved harvesting these with my toddlers help he had fun pulling them up. Wish there were more seeds in stock I used all mine up! Reliable, tasty, great in raised beds. The next time I try these I'm gonna see how they perform not in the raised bed setting. I found they stored longer after harvested if I kept them in a bag in the crisper drawer otherwise after 2 weeks they got soft and flimsy.
Ashley from FL
Owner Response: Hi Ashley, You can find storage tips for vegetable in the inside of the seed packet. For the longest storage rinse and remove tops, store in a sealed container in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator. Should they eventually become limp, put them in a container of cold water to crisp up. Glad you enjoyed them!

Excellent carrots

5 out of 5 stars Oct 9, 2021
I have tried quite a few different kinds of carrots. These were exceptional! There were clumps of good sized carrots. I did not thin hence the clumps. Excellent taste. Used fresh and juiced.
Joshua from MO

Holy lots 'o carrots!

5 out of 5 stars Nov 12, 2021
I planted 5 7-foot rows of these and 5 7-foot rows of scarlet nantes. The Danvers did amazing well, the mice got into the scarlet nantes so I dug it all at once. I got somewhere around 60 pounds of carrots, sweet not woody and large!
Guida from CO
Owner Response: Thank you for sharing your experience!

Danvers 126 carrots

5 out of 5 stars Jan 15, 2022
I had a very good crop in a container. They are sweet tasting and very nice. Still eating them, gave some away to family and all said they were delicious carrots.
Katherine from CO

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