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Danvers Half Long Carrot
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Danvers Half Long Carrot

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  • 6-8 in. roots with semi-blunt ends
  • More-than-generous yields
  • Stores well
  • Good choice for clay soil
  • Highly preferred for canning
It's easy to see why generations of gardeners prefer Danvers Half Long Carrots. A high-yielding variety, it performs well in heavy and clay soils. Its blocky-topped, tapered roots chunk up nicely at 6-8 in. long, have attractive red-orange skin and bright orange flesh—and they're nearly coreless. They store well and are crisp and sweet for eating fresh. They're also highly preferred for canning. For best results, harvest Danvers Half Long when they are between finger size and 2 in. in diameter. Carrot seed can be sown directly into the garden as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Some gardeners sow radish seed with carrots to mark the rows and to conserve garden space. 75 DAYS.
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  • Botanical Name: Daucus carota ssp. Sativus 'Danvers Half Long'; Family: Umbelliferae/Apiaceae (Carrot Family)
  • Height: 4 - 8 inches
  • Spacing: 2 - 3 inches between plants, 12 - 14 inches between rows.
  • Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inch.
  • Spread: 4 inches.
  • Light Required: Full sun.
  • Yield: 100 pounds/100 foot row
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Fruit: Long, slightly tapered to semi-blunt ends; smooth, red-orange skin with deep, bright orange flesh.
  • Days To Maturity: 75 days.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual
  • Germination: 10 - 15 days.
  • Form: Annual.
  • Soil Requirements: Light, fertile, deep, well-drained, sandy loam soil; pH 5.5-6.8
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 1500 seeds per packet. 1/2 oz. is approximately 8000 seeds. The seed tape has approximately 415 seeds.
  • Size: 6 - 8 inches x 2 - 2.25 inches.
  • Comments: Thrives in any soil. High yields even in clay or heavy soils. Nearly coreless. Stores well. Highly preferred for canning.

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