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Carrot & Parsnip Seeds


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.



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Parsnip 'Tender and True'

Pastinaca sativa

With superb flavour and large roots, this variety is ideal for both the kitchen and the show bench. The long tapering roots have good canker resistance and grow beautifully straight in stone free soils. Parsnip 'Tender and True' is a particularly popular variety for its deliciously sweet flesh that is virtually coreless. Height and spread: 45cm (18”). More info
    • 1 packet (550 parsnip seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £1.99

Parsnip 'Gladiator' F1 Hybrid

Pastinaca sativa

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
A superb RHS AGM F1 hybrid that is ideal for exhibition, with beautiful silky-smooth blemish free, white skins. The high quality roots are quick to mature with a deliciously sweet, earthy flavour. Parsnip 'Gladiator' is consistently reliable and trouble free, with particularly good resistance to canker. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

 

Sue Foster says: "The first parsnip I grew - and what a fantastic crop! This canker resistant variety produces long, smooth roots that are delicious roasted and makes phenomenal Parsnip and Ginger soup. After a couple of frosts the flavour is exceptional, and they keep in the ground for an impressive length of time without turning woody."

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    • 1 packet (300 parsnip seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £2.99

Carrot 'Eskimo' F1 Hybrid

Daucus carota

 Customer Rating
  • The most cold-tolerant variety - down to -10°C

As the name suggests, Carrot 'Eskimo' is one of the most cold tolerant varieties available, coping with winter weather down to -10C when grown on lighter soils. The rich orange, cylindrical roots can be lifted late in the season or even over wintered in free draining conditions. This top quality, RHS AGM variety resists splitting and retains its flavour throughout the autumn and winter - especially if left in the ground. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").


Companion planting: Try growing carrots with spring onions, leeks and mint, whose aromatic leaves deter carrot root fly.


Useful links:

How to grow carrotsCompanion Planting

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    • 1 packet (450 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £2.99

Carrot 'Autumn King 2'

Daucus carota

An RHS AGM variety producing splendid, long roots up to 30cm (12”) long, with a deep rich red colour inside. Carrot 'Autumn King 2' can be harvested from late summer or left in the ground throughout winter without fear of splitting. These magnificent roots do particularly well in heavyweight classes at local shows. Height: 30cm (12”). Spread: 15cm (6”).


Companion planting: Try growing carrots with spring onions, leeks and mint, whose aromatic leaves deter carrot root fly.


Useful links:

How to grow carrotsCompanion Planting

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    • 1 packet (1600 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £2.19

Carrot 'Romance' F1 Hybrid

Daucus carota

Enjoy coreless 'finger' roots with an exceptionally sweet flavour in just 80 days with this fast maturing Nantes-type. Carrot 'Romance' is ideal for early sowings under cover when day lengths are short, and this useful variety crops equally well as a maincrop for larger, crunchy 20cm (8") roots in autumn. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").


Companion planting: Try growing carrots with spring onions, leeks and mint, whose aromatic leaves deter carrot root fly.


Useful links:

How to grow carrotsCompanion Planting

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    • 1 packet (400 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £2.99

Carrot 'Adelaide' F1 Hybrid

Daucus carota

 Customer Rating

One of the earliest maturing varieties, Carrot 'Adelaide' will be your first carrot crop of the year. This RHS AGM variety is ideal for growing in cold frames and under cloches. The quick growing roots are delightfully crunchy with a delicious sweet flavour. Seeds are in the RHS vegetable Collection. Height: 30cm (12”). Spread: 15cm (6”).


Companion planting: Try growing carrots with spring onions, leeks and mint, whose aromatic leaves deter carrot root fly.


Useful links:

How to grow carrotsCompanion Planting

More info
    • 1 packet (750 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £2.89

Carrot 'Purple Haze' F1 Hybrid

Daucus carota

 Customer Rating

Before 17th Century Dutch breeding, carrots were traditionally purple, red, white or yellow, rather than the orange ones that we know today. Carrot 'Purple Haze' retains this colouring with its deep orange flesh contrasting brightly with a rich purple skin. The smooth roots are long and heavy, reaching up to 25cm (10") in length. This colourful variety is packed with antioxidants and Vitamin A. Carrot 'Purple Haze' is best eaten raw as it has a less intense flavour and colour when cooked or steamed. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").


Companion planting: Try growing carrots with spring onions, leeks and mint, whose aromatic leaves deter carrot root fly.


Useful links:

How to grow carrotsCompanion Planting

More info
    • 1 packet (300 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £2.99

Parsnip 'Albion'

Pastinaca sativa

A particularly fine variety producing long, smooth, white-skinned, tapering roots of uniform size. Parsnip 'Albion' has a delicious sweet flavour and good texture, with lifted roots storing well without discolouring. This RHS AGM variety makes a useful crop for the organic gardener, having been specially bred for its resistance to canker. Height and spread: 45cm (18”).

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    • 1 packet (300 parsnip seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £2.69

Carrot 'Yellowstone'

Daucus carota

 Customer Rating

Unusual canary yellow carrots that will certainly brighten up any plate. The long, smooth roots of Carrot 'Yellowstone' reach up to 20cm (8”) in length. This delicious, full-flavoured variety is at its best eaten raw or roasted for the sweetest taste. Height: 30cm (12”). Spread: 15cm (6”).


Companion planting: Try growing carrots with spring onions, leeks and mint, whose aromatic leaves deter carrot root fly.


Useful links:

How to grow carrotsCompanion Planting

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    • 1 packet (1500 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £2.99

Carrot 'Sugarsnax 54' F1 Hybrid

Daucus carota

This super sweet carrot is a taste sensation! Carrot 'Sugarsnax 54' has a superb flavour whether it is cooked or eaten raw. The long, tapered, 25cm (10”) roots contain high levels of beta carotene giving them a rich orange colour that will brighten any plate. The uniform roots are delicious eaten fresh but will also store well over winter. Height: 30cm (12”). Spread: 15cm (6”).


Companion planting: Try growing carrots with spring onions, leeks and mint, whose aromatic leaves deter carrot root fly.


Useful links:

How to grow carrotsCompanion Planting

More info
    • 1 packet (200 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £2.99

Carrot 'Parmex' - RHS Garden Explorers Children's Seeds

Daucus carota

Rounded, bite-sized carrots with a smooth, bright orange skin. Carrot 'Parmex' is early maturing, producing uniform crops of deliciously tender carrots that make a tasty, nutritious addition to lunchboxes. These compact carrots are ideal for growing in containers and windowboxes. The short roots also cope well with clay soils where other carrots struggle. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").


Companion planting: Try growing carrots with spring onions, leeks and mint, whose aromatic leaves deter carrot root fly.


Useful links:

How to grow carrotsCompanion Planting

More info
    • 1 packet (1000 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £1.49

Parsnip 'Countess' F1 Hybrid

Pastinaca sativa

This superb variety produces conical shaped roots with shallow crowns and an excellent flavour. Parsnip 'Countess' was specially bred for smooth, white skinned and fleshed roots which retain their colour after washing - perfect for the show bench! This maincrop parsnip is ideal for lifting from October and maintains its quality right through to April. Height and spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 1 packet (200 parsnip seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £2.39