Carrots, Danvers 126
Danvers 126 Carrot
The original Danvers 126 is a Half Long Carrot that dates back to the 1870s. This is the old standard American carrot, adaptable and dependable. This variety has long withstood the tests of time and continues to remain a customer favorite. With a blunt, tapered, thick variety with 6-7-inch roots, it is nearly coreless. High carotene content. Very productive. great for soups and stews. Great tasting, tender and crisp, stores well and are used both fresh and for processing.
- Non-Gmo, Heirloom
- Botanical Name - Daucus carota
- Zone: 3-12
- Days to Maturity: 60-70 Days
- Height: 12" Tall (green tops)
- Fruit Color: Orange
- Treated: No
- Germination Time: 10 -21 Days
- Breed: Heirloom, Open Pollinated
- Germination Rate: 90%
- Lifecycle: Annual
- Sunlight: Full Sun
- Watering: Average
- Sow Method: Direct Sow or Transplant
- Plant Spacing: 2-4 inch Sow Depth: 1/4 inch
- Row Spacing: 18 inch
- Season of Interest: Cool/Warm
Did you know...Carrots were first grown in Afghanistan While carrots are a common vegetable throughout the world, the first cultivated carrot in recorded history is thought to have come from the area around Afghanistan around 900 AD. Soon, this tasty veg spread to the surrounding areas and by the 1000s, it was in the Middle East and North Africa. From there it traveled to Spain, and by the 1300s it was popping up in Northern European gardens and in various dishes in China.
CLASSIFICATION: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Non-Gmo
Open pollinated means this plants flowers are fertilized by bees, moths, birds, bats, and even the wind or rain. The seed that forms produces the same plant the following year.
All heirlooms are open pollinated, but not all open pollinated plants are heirlooms. Only a small fraction of the plant world is considered heirloom.
This variety has a history of being passed down within communities and families as early as the 1700's, similar to the generational sharing of items like jewelry or furniture.
- Chives improve growth and flavor
- Rosemary and sage deter carrot fly
- Dill retards growth
Nutritional Value & Health Benefits
Eating carrots is linked to a reduced risk of cancer and heart disease, as well as improved eye health. Additionally, this vegetable may be a valuable component of an effective weight loss diet. Read More Here