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Carrot: Daucus carota ssp. sativus Danvers Half Long

Carrot: Daucus carota A popular and widely grown cultivar, 'Danvers Half Long' has excellent flavor and stores well. The distinctive red-orange carrots are uniform in size and shape, each reaching 6?8 inches and tapering slightly to a blunt end. Their shape is typical of Danvers carrots, named for the Massachusetts town where they originated. Daucus carota ssp. sativus vegetable finely cut, fernlike leaves, orange finely cut, fernlike leaves, medium-green finely cut, fernlike leaves 119 134 130 vegetable Carrot-root flies, wireworms, leafhoppers, blight, aster yellow, and damping off may occur. Large green and black caterpillars feeding on foliage should be spared; they will become swallowtail butterflies. 0 0 Danvers Half Long Keep soil evenly moist to prevent roots from cracking. Carrots with an abundance of small, hairlike roots are a sign that the soil is too rich. 0 Use fabric row covers to exclude carrot flies and leafhoppers, which carry aster yellow. Rotate crops to prevent wireworms and blight. Choose disease-resistant cultivars. 14 The Complete Vegetable and Herb Gardener; Generally, the flavor and color of carrots develop over time, but during the height of summer, carrots should be pulled within a few days of coloring up. In cooler weather, they can be left in the ground for many weeks. For well-grown, full-size carrots, the soil should be loose, rich, and free of rocks to a depth of 6?9 inches. Wait for a couple of cold snaps before fall harvests, as the cold weather makes many carrots sweeter. 75 The first carrots, grown in Afghanistan, were purple, red, or white, which is the color of wild carrots still found in North America. By the tenth century, yellow carrots were cultivated in Turkey, and by the seventeenth century, the Dutch had bred orange ones. Soak seeds for 6 hours before sowing. Direct sow 1/4 inch deep with 3 seeds to each inch, in rows 12 inches apart, 2?3 weeks before last frost. Carrots do not transplant well. Re-sow every 3 weeks for a continuous supply. 1 Thin young plants to 2?3 inches apart. compost rich, light, well drained 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 stores well 0 0 0 > 0 0 0 0
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