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Carrot 'Danvers 126'   

Daucus carota subsp. sativus

  • 65 plantings
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Belonging to the Daucus genus (Daucus carota subsp. sativus 'Danvers 126'), Danvers 126 is a variety of Carrot. Danvers 126 is generally thought of as a open-polliated variety. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Cadmium orange. Leaves appear approximately as a   Grade 1 Paint Green colour.

Main-season, heat resistant1, open-pollinated variety. Performs well in heavy soils.
Very flavorful!

Plants produce rich red-orange, tapered, 4 to 7-inch by 1 to 2-inch wide roots, broadly tapering to slightly stumped ends. Large vigorous and strong top.
Days To Maturity: 65-75

Danvers 126 grows as an Annual/Perennial and is a Vegetable. Being an annual / perennial, it tends to grow either as a single season plant, or a plant that can stay in your garden for many years. Danvers 126 is known for its Stemless habit and growing to a height of approximately 15.0 cm (5.85 inches).

Afghanistan is believed to be where Danvers 126 originates from.

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Danvers 126 Carrot is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Danvers 126 have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Danvers 126

  • Full Sun

  • High

Thin carrots about 2 in. apart. The discarded sprouts can be cleaned and eaten.

A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Danvers 126 is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Planting Danvers 126 in loamy and sandy soil with a ph of between 6.0 and 6.5 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Danvers 126 from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.39 inches (1.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.23 inches (0.6 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Danvers 126 about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Danvers 126

Sow in deep, well-worked, stone-free soil after danger of heavy frost from spring to midsummer. Do not transplant, as crooked roots may result. Cultivate periodically or mulch to control weeds. Keep soil evenly moist.

As Danvers 126 is very hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Danvers 126 about 14 days before your last frost date.

Harvesting Danvers 126

Thick roots reach seven to eight inches long.1

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late spring.

Carrot Danvers 126 Etymology

Imperator selection developed from ‘Danvers Half-Long’.

This variety was release in 1947. Uniform orange-red color, seven to eight inches long.1

Misspellings of Carrot 'Danvers 126'

Danver’s 126, Danvers 126

Other Names for Carrot 'Danvers 126'

Danvers Half-Long, Danvers Baby, Danvers Half-Long Improved