Danvers Carrots


carrots  carrots

Developed in Danvers, Massachusetts in the late 1800s. Leading main crop variety for home and market, stores well. Bright orange flesh is nearly core-less, sweet, and tender. Uniform roots up to 8″ long. High yields in clay or heavy soils. 65-87 days.

Plant seeds 1/2″ Apart, 1/4″ depth, and 16-24″ Apart in rows.  Thin to 2-4″ Apart.

Sow seeds outdoors 3-4 weeks before last spring frost or as soon as soil can be worked. Tamp soil firmly; keep bed moist until emergence. Germination is slow and uneven, so be patient. Using spun polyester row covers may improve germination rates


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