Danvers 126 – Our Fall Carrot Trial Winner, thanks in large part its impressively hearty greens; a huge plus when harvesting from heavy, rocky and wet fall/winter soils. Autumn carrots can be a bunching nightmare, but not with these tough-topped wonders. At 6-9,” Danvers is bit shorter than the average carrot, but boasts stocky, substantial and sugary roots that resist cracking and splitting. Great for eating fresh or processing. Heirloom!
Days to maturity: 70
Latin name: Daucus carota
Life cycle: Annual
Direct seed in full sun as soon as soil can be
worked through mid-July. Optimal soil temperature
for germination is 65-75°F. Keep soil moist.
Seeding depth: 1/8”. Seeding rate: 2-3 seeds/inch
and thin to 1/2-1″. Row spacing 18”.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!