Organic Danvers 126 Carrot Seed

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organic carrot seedsOrganic Danvers 126 Carrot (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. It 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 resists cracking and splitting. Strong tops make it easy to pull this carrot from the garden.

In a 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 saying that Danvers 126 is an ideal homesteading carrot for you and your animals. The 1840 Cultivator says "No roots fed in winter to milch cows, will give cream a finer color, or butter a richer flavor than carrots."

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

 

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Organic Danvers 126 Carrot Seed