Create your very own historically inspired garden with this packet of Danvers Carrot Seeds. Native to the Mediterranean and parts of Asia, wild carrots which come in a variety of colors have been foraged by indigenous peoples for millennia, the carrot did not become popular in America until the French introduced sweet, orange carrots in the 1860s. Danvers is a truly American heirloom having been developed by market gardeners near Danvers, MA in 1871. The 6-8 in. long, bright orange, nearly coreless, pointed roots grow well in many different soil environments. Good storer.
FULL SUN - Danvers can be sown in the early spring for a summer crop and in early summer for a fall crop. Soak seed for 12 hours before planting. Mix seed with soil or wood ashes before planting to allow for better distribution. In the spring, plant as soon as the ground can be worked. Soil should be deeply spaded before planting and amended with bone meal for stronger root development and lime to sweeten the carrots. Rows should be 6-8 in. apart. When seedlings are 2 in. high, thin, leaving 3 in. between plants.
- 250 mg seed packet
- Daucus carota sativa
- 14-21 Days to Germination
- Matures in 75 days
- Made in the USA
Eighteenth-century Williamsburg was the home of many ardent gardeners and plant collectors who often exchanged seeds with fellow enthusiasts in Great Britain. Gardeners obtained their seeds from store merchants or from traveling seedsmen. Today, the Colonial Williamsburg seed program continues the tradition by offering many varieties grown in the 18th century.