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Danvers 126 Carrot

Danvers 126 Carrot

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Danvers 126

73 days — 'Danvers 126' does well in most soils. The roots are uniform orange-red in color and seven to eight inches long. The plant tops are large, reaching about fifteen inches, and are heat tolerant. Developed for home and market growers. Good for fresh eating as well as for canning and processing.

Bred by the Eastern States Farmers Exchange, West Springfield, Massachusetts from selections of heat resistant strains of 'Danvers' and improved for better interior color, smoother skin, better uniformity and better yield. Released in 1947.[1,2]

The original parent, simply named 'Danvers', was developed by carrot growers in the Danvers, Massachussetts area and first listed commercially in the 1871 Schlegel, Everett & Company's seed annual.[1] Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 650 seeds.
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Planting Instructions: Loosen rich, well-drained soil to a depth of one foot, in a location that receives 6 to 8 hours of full sunlight per day.

Plant outdoors in spring as soon as the ground can be worked. Plant seeds ¼ inch deep, ½ inches apart in rows that are spaced 12 to 18 inches apart.

Keep moist until germination. Thin to 1 to 2 inches apart after the seedlings are 1½ inches tall.

Water as required and keep soil cultivated to control weeds.
Informational References:
  1. "Descriptions of Types of Principal American Varieties of Orange-Fleshed Carrots," USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 361, May, 1940.
  2. "Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America," Carrot, Lists 1-26 Combined, Edited by Philipp W. Simon, USDA/ARS, Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin.