Approximately 650-825 seeds per gram. Daucus carota Lot# CR24104 The Danvers 126 Carrot was introduced in 1947 and is adaptable and dependable. It is a heat tolerant carrot variety that works in a wide range of soil types. Danvers 126 is a stout and thick carrot that reaches on average of 15-18 cm, (6-7") long and about 5-7 cm (2-2½") wide at the shoulder. Tops grow to 45-61 cm (18-24”) tall and spread to 20-30 cm (8-12”) wide. It is considered a premier storage carrot. It resists cracking and splitting. The strong tops make it easier to pull this carrot. It is bright orange and is both, tender and sweet.
Direct sow as soon as you are able to work the soil in the spring. A freeze will not harm them. Sow 3-4 seeds per 2.5 cm (1”) at 5-12 mm (¼-½") deep.Space rows 30-45 cm (12-18") apart. Cover seeds lightly with soil and water lightly. Thin carrot when they are 7-8 cm (3”) tall and space out to 2.5 cm (1”). Keep soil moist all the time while seeds are germinating.
Soil Conditions: Well worked rich, loose well-drained soil. Ideal pH: 6.6-7.5.
Planting Depth: 5-12 mm (¼-½") deep.Space rows 30-45 cm (12-18") apart.
Germination: 7-21 days.
Height at Maturity:Tops are 45-61 cm (18-24”) tall. Spread is about 20-30 cm (8-12”)
Days to Maturity: 60-75 days for maturity
Watering: Carrots require a regular supply of water. At least 2.5 cm (1”) of water a week ensures good growth, whether they are grown in single or wide rows. The amount of rain that falls during the week will help supplement how much you should water your garden. Too little water may result in excessively hairy roots (produced to search for water), or woody roots with marked rings. Too much water may cause the roots to split. Soil should remain mildly moist.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing after Thinning: Thin carrots when they are 7-8 cm (3”) tall and space out to 2.5 cm (1”).For small, baby and bunching carrots plant seeds at a rate of 45 seeds per 30 cm (12”). For full sized carrots, plant seeds at a rate of 30 seeds per 30 cm (12”) and for storage carrots plant seeds at a rate of 15 seeds per 30 cm (12”).