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'Danvers Half Long' Carrots
 
Sub-Category: Main Season
 
Description: Main-season, 6- to 8-inch by 2-inch, dark reddish-orange, fine-grained roots. Stores well. Does well in heavy soils. Also known as 'Danver's Half Long'.
Days To Maturity: 75
Seed Sources: Gurney’s Seed & Nursery Co. - updated in 2011

 
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Overall: (4.2 Stars)Overall
Taste: (4.5 Stars)Taste
Yield: (3.8 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (4.0 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 12/17/2010 by ewor - A novice gardener

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Marion, Indiana, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Used Shumway seeds directly into poor soil, mostly clay, under a black walnut tree with heavy shade in the morning. Harvested them throughout the summer, but on 11/20/2010 pulled the last one after several frosts. Magnificent, very large and perfect, and after 229 days from planting to finish. Next year plant a ton of carrots and use them for the remainder of the season, for a long long season.
 
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Reviewed on 08/14/2009 by a_hermit - An experienced gardener

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Tompkins, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Did okay in clay, I have a hard time with carrots, so above average. Some were stunted and warped (probably hit manure clods) but most ended up 4-7". Average growth for carrot, pulled easily from wet soil.

Good carrot for heavy soil but not a large yeild due to size. Mine weren't particularly sweet, but then again, they never are for me. Not bitter though. Will plant again.
 
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Reviewed on 01/23/2009 by Lewis - An intermediate gardener

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Cumberland, Illinois, United States
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

I have really heavy soil, but I have built it up for 3 years with manure/compost. Still these carrots did okay, but not exceptional. They only grew to slightly above baby size before they stopped. The taste was okay, but for the size that it harvested, I can buy carrots from town and not waste the garden space. I planted them in that fall, and they were about pencil size before they stopped growing. Really long germination time!
 

Reviewed on 10/01/2008 by Grandad - An experienced gardener

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

A highly productive variety that has done very well in my heavy loam.
 

Reviewed on 10/17/2007 by gabbie - An experienced gardener

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Franklin, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I planted this variety for the first time this year. I could not believe the yield I got from these sweet perfect carrotts. I planted 4 rows, 20 feet long. I canned 36 pints of carrotts and had numerous meals throughout the season. I am going to try to mulch heavily with the few that I left to see if they last into early winter. Best carrott I have ever eaten. Great to pick, wash and eat right away. AWESOME!!!!
 

Reviewed on 12/07/2006 by dbh - An experienced gardener

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Onondaga, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 123 - 143 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

i have very clay-ey soil, but tilled well before planting these Danvers Half-Longs. they did very well, although i think germination was only ~50%. what did grow tasted excellent, with 4-5" roots which were 2-3" in diameter at the tops. medium strength tops meant that i had to dig most of them - no problem with a 5" carrot! very stumpy, but very good, especially considering the clay soil.
 




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