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Danvers Carrot - Certified Organic

Danvers Carrot - Certified Organic
Danvers Carrot - Certified Organic
SKU: 10064
(Daucus carota)
Certified Organic
Unit size: 1/32 OZ
Matures in 70 days

A carrot you can count on! Danvers 126 is a stocky variety with broad shoulders up to 2" wide and a tapered V-shaped root averaging 7-8 long. Carrots are a bright, deep-orange color. Tops are rugged, strong enough to withstand a good yank, and show superior disease resistance. A great variety for canning, freezing, storing, and makes a superb glass of carrot juice for a home-grown daily dose of beta carotene. A practical, all-around variety which thrives even in heavy soils and has a high tolerance for hot conditions. More details...
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Soil Requirements
Do best in fertile sandy loam, but will perform well under most conditions if appropriate varieties are chosen. For compact soils choose tapered carrots that can wedge their way into soils like Chantenays or Danvers types. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 55-75F.
Bed Preparation
Best quality arises from raised beds, free of stones and debris. Imperator types should only be grown on raised beds that have 10-12 tilled zones.
Full sun
Nutrient Requirements
Fertilize with the ratio of 1-2-2 (N-P-K) at the time of seeding and again when tops are 4-8". Potassium promotes solid, sweet carrots.
Seeding Depth
Seeding Rate
For early small bunching: ~45 seeds/ft; For full size ~30 seeds/ft; For soup size or storage ~15 seeds/ft
Plant Spacing
Thin to 1-2" depending on desired size
Row Spacing
When to Sow
Direct seed as soon as soil can be worked in the spring through mid-summer
Other Info
Weeding shortly after germination allows slow-growing carrots to get a head start against fast-growing weeds.
Frost Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Prolonged hot weather in later stages of development may stunt growth, and can cause strong flavor and coarseness in the roots.
Seed Specs
11,000-37,500 seeds/oz (24,250 avg), 175-600M seeds/lb (288M avg) M=1,000
Seeding Rate
  • Early bunching carrot plant approximately 45 seeds/ft,
  • Full sized carrots plant approximately 30 seeds/ft, and for
  • Storage varieties plant 15 seeds/ft.
  • Early small bunching 45M seeds/1000(~ 1.9 oz), 1.4MM seeds/acre,(~ 5 lb), using ~45 seeds/ft, 18 row spacing;
  • Full size 30M seeds/1000,(~ 1.3 oz), 1MM seeds/acre,(~ 3.3 lb), using ~30 seeds/ft, 18 row spacing;
  • Storage 15M seeds/1000, (0.65 oz), 500M seeds/acre,(~ 1.7 lb), using ~15 seeds/ft, 18 row spacing. M=1,000, MM=1,000,000.

Harvest when carrots have appropriate coloring and flavor has developed. Carrots hold well in the field for up to 3 weeks in the summer and longer in cool conditions. Some varieties, like Napoli, may be over wintered outdoors or in the high tunnel for an early spring harvest. For storage carrots dig roots after frost but before ground freezes.
Store topped carrots in near freezing temperatures with high humidity. Unwashed carrots store just as well as washed but may stain during storage.
Pest Info
Carrot Weevil and carrot rust fly are common pests. Floating row cover can be an effective control for the Carrot Weevil and Carrot Rust Fly. Other tips include delay sowing seeds until June to avoid the first wave of flies, as well as sowing carrots seeds thinly, as the carrot rust flies are attracted to the smell of bruised carrot foliage.
Disease Info
Fungal leaf blights caused by either Alternaria dauci or Cercospora carotae can cause severe defoliation and greatly reduce yields. White mold (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) manifests as a cottony white mycelium around roots and lower plant parts, usually late in the season.
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