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'Danvers 126' Carrots
 
Sub-Category: Main Season
 
Description: Imperator selection developed from 'Danvers Half-Long'. Main season, 7- to 7 1/2-inch by 2- to 2 1/2-inch roots, broadly taper to slightly stumped roots. Large strong top.
Days To Maturity: 65-75
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Yield: (3.8 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (4.0 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 08/06/2015 by JMac62 - An experienced gardener

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Lake, Illinois, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Very good long carrot. I tend to harvest these before they reach full size and use them fresh or roasted. These can get very big if left through the season, but are also great as "baby" carrots.
 

Reviewed on 07/17/2008 by CvilleGardener - An intermediate gardener

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

My first planting completely failed to come up, but I have grown this carrot successfully twice since then, and come to love it. Needs help to get started in clay soil (I cover the seeds with fine compost and whole bed with burlap until they sprout), but once they get going they are quite hardy and quick to produce. Tasty roots with a strong carrot flavor and a spicy kick, stocky, blunt-pointed and never longer that 6"; strong tops never break when pulled (unlike other varieties).
 

Reviewed on 01/14/2007 by Hawkeye - An intermediate gardener

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Chippewa, Michigan, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: Less than 6 hours per day

With short growing season, and limited sunlight, I found this variety difficult to sprout. I have tried planting several rows at different times during the growing season without much success.
 

Reviewed on 08/07/2006 by UpstateJohn - An experienced gardener

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Monroe, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Excellent Flavor. Good Fresh Keeper. Excellent Canner. Freezes Fair.
 

Reviewed on 02/19/2005 by Ron - An experienced gardener

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Herkimer, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Excellent variety. Plant as soon you can work the soil after the last killing frost. This carrot will do well in raised beds if they are 6 to 8 inchs high. Very tasty canned or pickled. Shows well at the fairs.
 
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