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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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Carrot 'Flyaway' F1 Hybrid

Daucus carota

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Carrot 'Flyaway' is the perfect carrot for growing in UK vegetable plots and gardens where carrot root fly is a problem. As the name suggests this British Bred variety has been developed specifically for its resistance to this troublesome pest. Not only that, but the breeding programme has retained vibrant root colour, natural sweetness, smooth skin, and blunt ended roots. Try this RHS AGM variety where root fly has been a problem in the past and you won't be disappointed. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").


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


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    • 1 packet (500 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.99

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)

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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)

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    • £2.99

Carrot 'Atomic Red'

Daucus carota

  • Unique colour and flavour

A striking carrot, producing tapering roots up to 25cm (10") long with coral-red skin and flesh. The rich red colour is due to high levels of lycopene, a healthy antioxidant. The colour becomes more intense and the flavour deepens once Carrot 'Atomic Red' is cooked, although it looks equally striking when sliced or grated into salads raw. Harvestable from July through to October, the strong foliage makes this colourful carrot easier to lift. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").


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


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    • 1 packet (500 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.19

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.


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    • 1 packet (1600 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.19

Carrot 'Cosmic Purple'

Daucus carota

A stunning addition to the plate or the salad bowl, Carrot 'Cosmic Purple' produces tapering roots up 18cm (7") long, with purple skin and bright orange coreless flesh. These colourful carrots are tender and delicious whether eaten raw or cooked. The strong foliage makes them easier to pull when harvesting, with roots storing well over winter from a later sowing. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread 15cm (6").


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


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    • 1 packet (500 carrot seeds)

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    • £1.99

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.


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    • 1 packet (450 carrot seeds)

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    • £2.99

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)

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    • £2.39

Carrot 'Resistafly' F1 Hybrid

Daucus carota

An F1 Hybrid with the same tolerance to Carrot Root Fly as Carrot 'Flyaway', but producing larger, blunt ended, cylindrical roots with a deliciously sweet flavour. Carrot 'Resistafly' is a 'Nantes' type with good early vigour, a smooth skin and excellent core colour. The uniform 15cm (6") roots store particularly well. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").


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


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    • 1 packet (350 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £2.99

Carrot 'Nantes 2' (Seed Tape)

Daucus carota

Seed tapes are an easy way to sow carrots without struggling to handle the small seeds, or the need for thinning out. Simply roll out these tapes of pre-spaced seed in a moist, well prepared seed drill. Tape length: 5m (16').


This fast maturing selection is ideal for early sowings under glass in late winter for your first crop of the year. Carrot 'Nantes 2' produces blunt tipped, medium length roots of about 15cm (6") long. This virtually coreless variety has a rich orange colour and sweet crunchy 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.


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    • 1 x 5m seed tape

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    • £2.19

Carrot 'Sweet Candle' F1 Hybrid

Daucus carota

This Japanese bred carrot has beautifully smooth, orange skin and blunt, cylindrical roots. The bright orange flesh is virtually coreless with a superb sweet flavour. With excellent uniformity, Carrot 'Sweet Candle' is a popular variety late summer and autumn cropping, finding favour on the showbench as well as in the kitchen. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").


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


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    • 1 packet (300 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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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

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    • 1 packet (200 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.99