Danvers Half long Carrot
Daucus carota subsp. sativus
Here is the Danvers Half long Carrot, Daucus carota subsp. sativus. They were developed in 1871 in Danvers, Massachusetts. In general, Danvers have a strong foliage and the roots are longer than Chantaney type carrots but these are half long! They get to 6 inches long with a wide top as much as 2 inches across. They also have a strong rigid core and are bright orange in color. They variety is mostly selected for harder soils but can be grown in loamy soil too! The fibrous core makes them great for soups and stews. Great tasting, tender and crisp, store well and are used both fresh and for processing. Open pollinated 70 to 80 days.
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