Danvers 126 Carrot Seeds

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Plant Danvers 126 Carrot Seeds for a bountiful harvest of classic, sweet carrots. Ideal for gardeners seeking robust, versatile carrots that adapt well to various soil types. These organic, heirloom seeds mature in 65-70 days, perfect for enjoying fresh or in a variety of dishes.

(Approximately 800 premium seeds in each packet.)

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Danvers 126 Carrot Seeds

Embark on a journey of traditional gardening with Danvers 126 Carrot Seeds, an heirloom variety cherished for its robust growth and sweet flavor. Introduced by Ferry Morse in 1935, this variety has become a staple in gardens for its adaptability to various soil conditions and consistent yield.


  • Days to Maturity: Ready in 65-70 days.
  • Carrot Characteristics: Produces classic orange carrots, 6-7 inches long, known for their sweet taste.
  • Growth Habit: Upright taproot with a hardy nature, perfect for heavy or difficult soils.

Growing Guide:

  • Sowing: Plant seeds 1/2 inch deep, spaced 2-4 inches apart, in rows 18-24 inches apart.
  • Soil and Watering: Prefers loose, loamy, well-drained soil. Regular watering is essential.
  • Harvesting: Harvest when carrots reach 6-7 inches in length for optimal flavor and texture.

Additional Information:

  • Historical Significance: Recognized for its improved yields and uniformity, the Danvers 126 is an American garden classic.
  • Storage and Preservation: An excellent variety for storage, maintaining quality over time.

Ideal for both novice and experienced gardeners, Danvers 126 Carrot Seeds offer a reliable and rewarding gardening experience, producing sweet and crunchy carrots perfect for a variety of culinary uses.


Frequently Asked Questions About Danvers 126 Carrots

  1. How do you grow Danvers 126 carrots? Danvers 126 carrots are best grown by sowing seeds directly into well-tilled, loose, and well-drained garden soil. Plant the seeds about 1/2 inch deep and 2-4 inches apart in rows spaced 18-24 inches apart. They prefer full sun and a temperature range of 55-75 °F. Regular watering is crucial for even growth. Thin the seedlings to prevent overcrowding. Danvers 126 carrots typically germinate in 14-21 days and mature in about 65-70 days.
  2. Is Danvers half long the same as Danvers 126? Danvers Half Long and Danvers 126 are related but not the same. Danvers Half Long is an earlier version of the Danvers carrot, while Danvers 126 is a later improvement, known for better yields, smoother skin, and more uniform shape. Both are part of the Danvers carrot lineage but with some distinct characteristics in terms of cultivation and results.
  3. Are Danvers carrots good? Danvers carrots are highly regarded for their flavor and versatility. They are known for their classic sweet taste, making them excellent for both raw consumption and cooking. Danvers carrots are also appreciated for their adaptability to different soil types and conditions, making them a good choice for a variety of garden settings.
  4. What is the sweetest carrot seed? While “sweetness” can vary based on growing conditions and personal taste, some carrot varieties are generally known for their higher sugar content. Among these, the Nantes type is often recognized for its exceptional sweetness. Other varieties like Imperator and Chantenay are also known for their sweet flavor. However, Danvers carrots, including Danvers 126, are also noted for their sweet taste and are a popular choice among gardeners for this reason.
Weight .4 oz

Approximately 800 premium seeds in each packet.

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