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.
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
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.
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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.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Danvers 126 about 14 days before your last frost date.
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.
Thick roots reach seven to eight inches long.1This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late spring.
Imperator selection developed from ‘Danvers Half-Long’.
This variety was release in 1947. Uniform orange-red color, seven to eight inches long.1
Danver’s 126, Danvers 126
Danvers Half-Long, Danvers Baby, Danvers Half-Long Improved