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Intensely sweet, deeply orange and so easy to grow. While many carrots struggle in heavy clay and/or rocky soil, Danvers performs very well and is also resistant to cracks/splits. Frost-tolerant. You can successively sow Danvers every three weeks from early spring through late summer unless you live in a very warm climate. Strong tops make them easy to harvest. A wonderful keeper that shines in soups, stews, salads and is a favorite kids’ snack. Interplant with onions to save space!

  • Type: Annual
  • Days to germinate: 10-25
  • Days to maturity: 65
  • Sun/shade: Full sun
  • Start indoors: Not recommended
  • Direct-sow outdoors: 2-4 weeks before last frost; planting depth: 1/4”
  • Spacing: 1 seed every 1”; when 1” tall, thin to one plant every 3”. Plant rows 6” apart.
  • Produce size: 6-8” long
  • Suitable for container growing: Yes
  • Year of discovery: Late 1800s; originated in Massachusetts


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