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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Category:

Biennials

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Neutral

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

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

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")