Danvers Half Long Carrot Seeds
Danver’s Half Long is an excellent quality, heavy yielding carrot introduced in the late 1880’s that is great for canning and storing. Roots have a deep orange flesh, are 15-20 cm (6-8″) long and taper uniformly to a blunt point. Achieves good growth in a wide range of soils.
How to Grow
850 seeds/gram. Carrots will grow well in any open, well cultivated, deep garden soil. As the seed is quite small, mix it with some sand when sowing. Once soil temperature rises above 7.5 C (45 F), sow seed about 7-15 mm (1/4-1/2″) deep in rows spaced 45-60 cm (18- 24″) apart. Sow seed at 5 day intervals over several weeks. Keep the seedbed evenly moist during the 2 week germination period but avoid crusting over the soil as this will greatly reduce the number of seedlings that emerge. Thin the seedlings during the early stages of growth until they are 5 cm (2″) apart. Keep the plants evenly watered, weed free and avoid high nitrogen fertilizers. Harvest any time after the carrot roots develop good colour.