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Danvers 126 Carrots

Danvers 126 carrots

Danvers 126 carrots

Danvers 126 carrots

Danvers 126 carrots

Danvers 126 carrots are an heirloom variety first developed in 1886 in Danvers, Massachusetts. This is an excellent all-around carrot with a thick, dark orange root that reaches lengths of 6 to 8 inches. Whatever your soil consistency, the Danvers 126 should do well in it—but do your carrots a favor and sort out any rocks or soil clumps to improve your chances of getting strong, straight carrots.

Sun Exposure

  • full sun (six to eight hours)
  • Soil pH
  • 6.0 to 7.0

Hardiness Zones

  • 3 to 10


  • thin to 3 inches apart
  • space rows 12 inches


  • 1 to 1.5 inches per week; don’t let soil dry out


  • direct sow; carrots do not transplant well
  • sow in late spring after danger of heavy frost is past
  • sow fall crop mid-summer in milder regions
  • long carrots need deep, light, well-worked soil
  • 75 days to maturity

Have you ever grown Danvers 126 carrots? Please tell us about your experiences with Danvers 126 carrots.


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