Danvers Half Long Carrot (Daucus carota)
Developed in the late 1800s by Massachusetts market gardeners, this reliable American staple yields heavy harvests of crisp, 6” long carrots that maintain their flavor when cooked. A fine choice for denser soils.
- 300 seeds minimum
- Germination: 14-21 days
- Maturity: 65-70 days
- Direct sow first crop as soon as soil can be worked in early spring. Gently press scattered seeds into loosened soil. Resow in late summer for a fall crop.
- Plant in full sun and water consistently.
- Space plants 2-3” apart in rows 12” apart.
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This carrot grows excellent in our heavier clay soil. We washed and dried the carrots and stored them in plastic bags in our spare refrigerator. It is mid February and we just ran out last week.
These are wonderful, easy to grow carrots. Taste great too - tender, crisp, sweet flavor. I was able to can, freeze and pickle these. I even have some buried in sand in the basement to enjoy fresh ones during the cold winter months.
Planted early season and was harvesting all through the summer...fantastic sweet, crisp flavor you can't get at the store anymore. Will be a garden staple for ever!