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'Danvers' Carrots
 
Sub-Category: Main Season
 
Description: Main-season, open-pollinated variety. Performs well on heavier soils. Plants produce rich orange, tapered, 6- to 7-inch by 1 1/2-inch (at the shoulders) roots. Stores well in the ground at maturity.
Days To Maturity: 70
Seed Sources: Seed Savers Exchange - updated in 2014
Lake Valley Seed - updated in 2011

 
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Overall: (4.0 Stars)Overall
Taste: (3.7 Stars)Taste
Yield: (4.7 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (4.7 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 01/14/2017 by Peggy\'s patch - An intermediate gardener

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Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Fine. Nice shape. Large core, which I don\'t prefer.
 

Reviewed on 12/28/2011 by gardengrover - An experienced gardener

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Alachua, Florida, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Great carrot for tough soils. I have grown these in various soils conditions and they have always produced well. The flavor is alright but not very sweet, these can get pretty fibrous if you let them get very old. If you are not dealing with tough to penetrate clay soil, consider growing something better tasting and easier to chew.
 

Reviewed on 02/10/2011 by Nes - A novice gardener

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Ontario, Canada
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Delicious, very strong and sweet taste; stores well as described. Preformed amazingly well in a very heavy and stony clay soil. Great yield of carrots from seed. Some problems with green shoulder as they grew up and out of the soil (easily remedied by more vigilant re-covering) but no issues with bugs or disease. A favourite in my garden, I plan on trying to over-winter and produce seeds in the future.
 




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