Danvers carrots are crisp, rich orange roots grow to 4cm (1.5 inches) in diameter at the top, tapering 15-20cm (6-7 inches) to a pointed end. These heirloom carrots that have a higher fibre content than Nantes types. They grow and keep well in heavier soils, and are great for canning and freezing. Make sure to plant a row of Danvers carrot seeds in your organic vegetable garden this season. And check out our How to Grow Carrots instructions in the tab below for excellent carrot planting tips from the gardening experts. Be sure to practice succession planting, by only sowing short rows at two to three week intervals. This will result in a longer, less concentrated harvest time.
Matures in 70 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)
Whatever type of carrot seeds you plant it’s easy to learn how to grow carrots from seed. Carrots are biennials so they use their leaves in the first year to gather energy from the sun to build a big, starchy root. This is where they store their energy over the winter. The following spring they use that stored energy to send up a tall umbel of white flowers, looking strikingly similar to Queen Anne’s Lace to which they are closely related. When the weather gets cold in the first year of growth, carrots convert a lot of their starches to sugars, so the roots become sweeter in winter.