Danvers

Danvers Main Season Carrot OG

(75 days) Open-pollinated. The original Danvers Half-Long was developed by market gardeners in Massachusetts in 1871. This modern improvement features 7" conical orange roots that taper to a point. Easier to grow in heavy soils than the longer more refined types. Broader at the top and more fibrous than the Nantes varieties. Outstanding for cooking and winter storage.


2076 Danvers OG
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A: 1/8oz for $1.70  
B: 1/2oz for $5.00  
C: 1oz for $9.00  
D: 4oz for $18.00  
E: 1lb for $50.00  
K: 5lb for $240.00   ($228.00)
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Carrots

Daucus carota

⅛ oz packet sows 35 ft; 1 oz, 280 ft. 1 gram packet has more than 600 seeds and sows about 10 ft. Carrots average 18,000 seeds/oz with significant variations among varieties.

Culture: Very hardy. Early carrots can be sown by late April. Can take up to 3 weeks to germinate; keep rows from drying out for faster emergence. Sow carrots for winter storage in mid-late June. Thinning is critical: At 3" high thin to ½" apart, at 6" thin again to 1" apart. Minimal germination temperature 40°, optimal range 60–85°.

Diseases:

  • ALTS: Alternaria Leaf Spot
  • CLS: Cercospora Leaf Spot
  • P: Pythium

ALTS shows up first on the oldest foliage as brown-black spots edged with yellow. Foliage blackens and shrivels as it develops and spreads. Maintaining a good crop rotation is the best preventive.