Seeds: Carrot, Hudson Valley, Danvers Carrot
This tried and true American heirloom is one of the best home garden carrots. The traceable history of the carrot spans 5000 years. Evidence has been dug up that this relative of wildflower Queen Anne's lace originated in Afghanistan. The modern carrot came into being thanks to the efforts of the French and Dutch. The Danvers carrot was developed in 1871 in Massachusetts.
These carrots are deep orange and often on the short side–about six to eight inches long–though they can get up to about 10" long in deep, loose, rock-free soil. The roots are broad at the top and tapered.