Danvers 126 Carrot Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

The Danvers carrot was developed during the late 19th century in Massachusetts; it worked wonderfully interplanted with onions and grew particularly well in heavy, rocky soils. 'Danvers 126' is intensely sweet, and very resistant to cracks and splits. Strong tops make harvesting easy.
  • Conventional Heirloom #0219 - 1.5 grams
    This packet sows up to 64 feet.
  • $1.79
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  • Organic Heirloom #3016 - 1 gram
    This packet sows up to 42 feet.
  • $1.99
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  • Organic Heirloom Large Packet #7614 - 3 grams
    This packet sows up to 127 feet.
  • $3.99
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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

2 reviews
consistent producer
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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

Great garden staple
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon 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