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Carrot 'Danvers 126' Organic

Product Description

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.

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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.