This heirloom variety, Danvers Half Long, produces tender and very sweet roots, up to about 15cm long tapering to a blunt end and up to 5cm across the shoulder. They perform very well on heavier soils too. Allow them about 10-12 weeks growing time before starting to pull them. They also store well. Price for 150 seeds
SOW & GROW: at no more than 10mm deep from February to July, but early spring before mid-March or late June/July can avoid the worst of the carrot fly. For early sowings warm the soil with the cloches before sowing or wait for warmer weather. Remember to dig the soil thoroughly. Sow sparingly to avoid the need for too much thinning. These need 10-12 weeks before you can start harvesting. Keep moist and weed free.
EAT: enjoy the flavour when pulled fresh from the garden. Can be stored in a poly bag in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. To Freeze - slice or dice larger carrots, freeze baby carrots whole, blanch for 3 minutes, plunge in cold water, drain and pack into convenient sized potions.