Danvers Half Long Carrot

Danvers Half Long Carrot

Regular price $2.45 $0.00 Unit price per
      Open Pollinated. Organic  Heirloom
        •  75 days
        • Good bunching carrot, noted for sweet flavor and ability to grow in varying soil types. 
        • Roots run 5" to 6" long, deep orange with a slightly lighter core. 
        • Often pureed for baby-food. 
        • Originated in Danvers, Massachusetts, introduced 1871.
        • Roots overwinter in the ground or a root cellar. Many recommend sowing a carrot seed between each onion to ward off carrot fly.
         Planting DirectionsDirect sow in early spring to midsummer when soil temperature is between  45° to 85°. Plant seeds 1/4” deep as sparingly as possible spacing rows 6-8” apart. Thin to at least 2” between plants. Prepare the soil in spring by working in a generous amount of well rotted compost. If compost is not available, plant in loose, rich soil that has been amended with a general garden fertilizer. Rake and smooth the soil  surface before planting. Carrots grow best when soil temperature are 60° to   70°. Add a layer of mulch around the plants to help keep soil cool. For highest yields sow carrots in a bed and thin 2-3” apart.