Carrot Seeds - Danvers 126 Half Long
- 500 Seeds
- 70-75 Days from Planting/Transplanting
- Type: Medium-length Carrot
- Plant Height: 15-20 inches
- Consistent Orange Color Strong, Sturdy Tops
History: Danvers 126 Half Long Carrot traces its origins to the town of Danvers, Massachusetts, in the 19th century. Designed specifically for its adaptability to challenging, rocky soils, this variety has since become a reliable staple in gardens across the country.
Description: Characterized by its rich, consistent orange hue, the Danvers 126 Half Long Carrot typically grows to a length of about 6-8 inches. Its strong, sturdy tops make harvesting a breeze, and its tapered shape ensures it's a favorite for various culinary applications.
Uses: Famed for its sweet and slightly spicy flavor, the Danvers 126 is versatile in the kitchen. Its crunchy texture makes it a delightful addition to salads and slaws, while its inherent sweetness means it's just as at home in carrot cakes or muffins. It's also an excellent candidate for roasting, stewing, and juicing.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: To cultivate the Danvers 126 Half Long Carrot, sow seeds about 1/4 inch deep in well-aerated soil, ensuring there's no presence of large stones that might impede growth. Seedlings should be thinned to about 2-3 inches apart to give each carrot ample space to reach its potential size. They prefer full sun, but can also flourish in partial shade. Regular watering, without allowing the soil to become waterlogged, will yield the juiciest and most flavorful carrots.