Danvers 126 Carrot Seed
(72 days) Improved strain of danvers carrot that was introduced in 1947 by Eastern States Farmers Exchange. Danvers 126 was created for better yields, smoother skin, and uniformity. Davers 126 is a heat tolerant carrot variety that will also work in a wide range of soils. 6-7" long and about 2" at the shoulder this is a premier storage carrot. Danvers 126 resist cracking and splitting. Strong tops make it easy to pull this carrot from the garden.
In an 1996 trial study done by Texas A&M University Danvers 126 "yielded significantly higher" than the modern hybrid carrot "convert" under ideal conditions. "Generally, the differences recorded in yield and in quality characteristics are a result of the two different cultivars included in the trial. Treatments utilizing 'Danvers 126' consistently yielded higher than those with 'Convert', except for the smaller root sizes, where 'Convert' produced significantly higher small root yields. Observations made throughout the season indicated that 'Danvers 126' had a more vigorous top growth and this may account for some of the yield difference between these two cultivars."
Try thinly slicing and dehydrating danvers 126 for winter storage in airtight glass jars. Add to soups or just add water to rehydrate whenever you need carrots.
Danvers 126 is a premier storage carrot. Carrots should be cleaned and washed when they enter the storage. During the wash process, any damaged or diseased carrots should be discarded. Prior to harvest, a two percent solution of copper sulphate can be used to clean the storage devices and kill any disease organisms that may be present. All contact surfaces should be dry before any product is stored. Carrots in storage should be kept at 0°C (32°F) and 100 percent relative humidity to ensure minimal moisture loss. "Danvers" is also listed in Mike & Nancy's Root Cellaring as an excellent keeper.
It goes without say that Danvers 126 is an ideal homesteading carrot for you and your animals.
Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. FL, GA, IL, NY, OR, TX, VA
We only plant these. They germinate well and grow easily. We grow these in a 2 x 8 box bed and usually end up with 6 quarts of pickled carrots and a dozen pints of canned. It's a gorgeous, fat carrot- like the ones you see on Bugs Bunny cartoons. They are very sweet young and about half of them remain sweet when they are large. The ones that don't retain as much sweetness are still good for pickling. You really have to water these properly. Don't let the soil go dry as these carrots will crack and split like crazy.
Carrots (Danvers 126) planted 30days ago in potting soil under florescent lights inside... no sign of growth yet. Still optimistic!
We plant danver carrots every year sue to there consistent size and dependability to germinate the taste great to!
Danvers 126 Carrot Seed