Carrot (Danvers)

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Carrot (Danvers)
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Planting Season: Mar-1 to Aug-31
Growth Time: 75 days
Seed Needed: 1.25 grams/plot
Harvest Yield: see below
Selling Price: $0.44 per lb

The Carrot (Danvers variety) is a type of root vegetable that grows best in loose, sandy soil, and tolerates cold weather well.

Description

The Danvers variety of a carrot is one of the four major types of Western carrots, developed in 1871 in the United States.

Carrots can be either be harvested young as "baby carrots", medium-sized for the "fresh market" (whole carrots), or large-sized for "processing" (e.g. canned chopped carrots).

Instructions

Prepare Ground

  • Ground must be tilled (action: plow)
  • (Optional) Apply Compost if the soil quality is Fair/Poor (action: fertilize)
  • (Optional) Apply 1.3 oz of Potash fertilizer (action: fertilize)

Planting and Important Dates

  • Day 0: Seed by planting 1.25 grams of seeds 3-4 inches apart in rows (action: plant)
  • Day 30-40: Thin the seedlings 3 inches apart (action: prune)
  • Day 40-50: (Optional) Apply 1 oz of Urea (NPK 46-0-0) fertilizer (action: fertilize)
  • Day 65-90: Harvest (action: harvest)

Maintenance

  • Watering:
  • Days 1-21: Must water a minimum of once per 3 days
  • Days 22+: Must water a minimum of once per 7 days
  • Weeding: Must weed a minimum of once per 7 days

Miscellaneous Information

See Carrot Research
See Carrot Calculations

Growth Rate

The maximum amount of crop that can be collected ("Harvest Yield") depends on the date it is harvested.

Here is the default selling price:

  • Topped Carrots: $0.44 per pound (wholesale)
Day Comment 100% Yield
Root
100% Yield
Waste
Crop Quality Estimated
Selling Price
Photo
Day 0 Planting Photo
Day 14 Germination Photo
Day 28 2" Seedling Photo
Day 35 3" Seedling Photo
Days 50-64 Baby Carrot (0.25-0.75") 10 lbs 10 lbs Good $4.4/Plot Photo
Days 65-79 Fresh Carrot (0.75-1.5") 20 lbs 13.2 lbs Good $8.8/Plot Photo
Days 80-99 Processing Carrot (1.5+") 30 lbs 15 lbs Good $13.2/Plot
Days 100-119 Processing Carrot (1.5+") 27 lbs 13.5 lbs Fair $11.88/Plot
Day 120+ Inedible

Penalties and Bonuses

Soil Quality (at time of planting)

  • Fair soil: -10% harvest yield
  • Poor soil: -40% harvest yield

Weather Events

  • Hard Frost (-2°C): -50% harvest yield per day
  • Hail Storm: -50% harvest yield per day

Maintenance

  • Out of season: -40% harvest yield, if turnip seeds were planted outside of the recommended season
  • Wilted plants: -20% harvest yield for each day not watered past the deadline (3 days)
  • Weed penalty: -5% harvest yield for each day not weeded past the deadline (7 days)
  • Overgrown: -30% harvest yield for failing to thin/prune turnips

Fertilizer

  • Fair fertilizer use: +20% harvest yield
  • Excellent fertilizer use: +33% harvest yield