Carrot Danvers 126 Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Carrot Danvers 126 Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Daucus carota

Item #3016

65 days. The Danvers carrot was developed during the late nineteenth century in Massachusetts; it worked wonderfully interplanted with onions and grew particularly well in the heavy soils because of its higher fiber content than Nantes type carrots. Wonderful flavor. Very resistant to cracks and splits. Strong tops make harvesting easy.

This packet sows four 10-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
10-25 days

Seed Depth:
1/4"

Seed Spacing:
1"

Row Spacing:
6"

Thinning:
When 1" tall,
thin to 3" apart


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Successive sowings: Every 3 weeks until 60 days before first fall frost. In very warm climates, carrots are grown primarily in fall, winter, and spring.

When to start inside: Not recommended

Harvesting: For best flavor and texture, harvest Danvers 126 carrots at their optimal size of 6"–7" long and 1½" in diameter. Peak harvest period lasts about 3 weeks. Late summer sown carrots are sweetened after having been kissed by light frost, but please harvest before soil freezes, which would destroy the crop. If you live in a climate that doesn’t fall below 20°F, you can leave carrots in the ground for storage provided they are heavily mulched, and harvest as needed.

Artist: Tracy Wager



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