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PlantFiles: Carrot
Daucus carota 'Danvers Half Long'

Family: Apiaceae (ay-pee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Daucus (DO-kus) (Info)
Species: carota (kar-OH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Danvers Half Long
Registered or introduced: 1871

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12 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral berrygirl On Feb 27, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

SSE offers this description: "Introduced in 1871. High yields in clay or heavy soils. Uniform 6-8" x 2- 2 1/2" roots. Dark bright-orange flesh, nearly coreless. Leading main crop variety for home and market, stores well into winter. Sweet and tender. 65-87 days."

Positive tomato_lady On Jun 18, 2003, tomato_lady from Crossville, TN (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is the first year I have tried this variety of carrot and I am sorry I waited so long! It's a small carrot - perfect for salads or snacking or stir-fry. And it's so tasty!

It's perfect for our area and soil type (which can be somewhat heavy). It can also be grown in containers under a grow light. I know we are planning to grow some this winter!

Positive lupinelover On Jan 14, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

A very flavorful, good storage carrot. This is the best type (6-8") to plant where clay soil is prevalent, for a higher yield than the mini carrots (2-3")


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Los Angeles, California
Redwood City, California
Nabb, Indiana
Beltsville, Maryland
Aurora, Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri
Kalispell, Montana
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Charlotte, North Carolina
Cross, South Carolina
Kershaw, South Carolina
Laurens, South Carolina
Crossville, Tennessee
Fort Worth, Texas

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