65 days. 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, the
Danvers 126 also has a noticeably
sweeter flavor and stores exceptionally
well if cleaned after harvest. Resistant
to cracks and splits, strong tops make
harvesting easy. Deliciously fresh when
picked straight from the garden!
This packet sows twelve 10-foot rows.
Days to Emerge:
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