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'Danvers Half Long' Carrot This carrot (Daucus carota ssp. sativus), a popular heirloom, has an excellent flavor and doesn't require deep soil.

Daucus carota sativus Carrots are believed to have descended from a wild variety in Persia where it was first cultivated. It is best to start preparing the carrot bed the previous fall, especially if manure will be added to the bed. Applying fresh manure and then sowing the seed will result in...

Carrot : Chantenay Red Core Cold, Cool, Warm Biennial Icon_container A versatile, good winter keeper with great taste Introduced from France in the late 1800s. Blocky, broad-shouldered variety with blunt tip, about 5-1/2" long and 2-1/2" at the shoulder. Deep orange interior. Adaptable to clay and a wide range of soils. A versatile, good winter keeper that is quite tasty, raw or cooked. Stores well in the ground. Becomes sweeter in storage. Apiaceae Daucus carota var. sativium