Carrot Danvers 126

$3.50

  • Daucus carota
  • Seed Packet contains approx 400 seed.
  • Open Pollinated. Organic Seed

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Carrot Danvers 126

Carrot Danvers 126 does well in most soils. The roots are uniform orange-red in colour and 15 to 20 cm long. The plant tops are large and are heat tolerant. Developed for home and market growers. Good for fresh eating as well as for canning and processing.

Bred by the Eastern States Farmers Exchange, West Springfield, Massachusetts from selections of heat resistant strains of ‘Danvers’ and improved for better interior colour, smoother skin, better uniformity and better yield. Released in 1947.

Sow 2 weeks before last frost to March. Keep bed moist at ALL times while germinating. (Cool Climate)

Spacing 5 to 10cm. rows 30cm

Both written history and molecular genetic studies indicate that the domestic carrot has a single origin in Central Asia. Its wild ancestors probably originated in Persia (regions of which are now Iran and Afghanistan), which remains the centre of diversity for the wild carrot Daucus carota. A naturally occurring subspecies of the wild carrot was presumably bred selectively over the centuries to reduce bitterness, increase sweetness and minimise the woody core; this process produced the familiar garden vegetable.

Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 20 to 26 C (around 12-17 days to germination)

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