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Round, long, rainbow-coloured, purple or just plain orange - we've got carrots to suit every taste! Try growing carrot-fly resistant varieties for the best chance of a healthy crop. Parsnips are the perfect addition to a Sunday roast and will be even sweeter if you leave them in the ground until after a sharp frost.
Daucus carotaWith its short conical roots, Carrot ‘Caracas’ is a good choice for growing on heavier soils, and ideal for sowing in containers as ‘baby’ carrots. ‘Chantenay’ types are increasingly popular in the supermarket but have been a gardeners’ favourite for years. The rich orange flesh of these coreless roots have an outstanding flavour, whether they are eaten fresh or stored for later in the year. Height: 30cm (12”). Spread: 15cm (6”).
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