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