The Danvers carrot is a widely adapted, productive, and heat tolerant. Produces dark orange roots 6 - 7” long that taper to a blunt point. Grows well in heavy clay soils.
Species: Daucus carota
Difficulty: easy to grow
Sun: full sun
Moisture: evenly moist
Sowing Method: direct seed only
Planting: spring/summer/fall planted
Frost Tolerance: frost tolerant, winter hardy
Qualities: organic, salad, slaw, soup
Carrots come in a wonderful array of colors, sizes and varieties, and provide delicious nutrition from early summer through winter. Wild carrot, which grows worldwide, shares the same genus and species with domesticated carrots, although archeologists deem it unlikely that one developed from the other. Present day, sweet rooted, orange carrots probably had their roots (pun intended) in Afghanistan at least 2000 years ago and were probably purple and yellow. Carrots store well in the ground under a thick layer of mulch or, alternatively in damp sand placed in a cool environment that does not freeze. Nutrients: vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B1 and B6, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous.
Growing: A frost tolerant biennial that is direct seeded in full sun, early spring through early fall. Carrots can be succession planted for sustained harvest throughout the year. Established fall plantings may be stored in the ground over winter until needed or for an early spring harvest. Plant Seeds: 1/4-1/2"deep with 1/2" between seeds, in rows 12-16" apart. Soil Temp: 45-85?F. Days to Emergence: 6-21. Thin To/Mature Plant Spacing: 1-3". Seeds/Oz: 18,000. Seed Wt./100' Row: 10g. Average Yield/100' Row: 100lbs. Days to Harvest: 65-80. Seed Viability: 3-5 years. Companions: Beans, Cabbage and Onion families, Peas, Rosemary, Sage.