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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 'Purple Haze' F1 Hybrid

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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.


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    • 1 packet (300 carrot seeds)

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    • £2.99 £0.99

Carrot 'Primo' F1 Hybrid - RHS endorsed vegetable seeds

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Carrot 'Primo' is one of the earliest varieties and the best quality 'bunching carrot', with good bolting resistance too. The rich orange roots of this RHS AGM variety can be harvested just 12 weeks from sowing, making them virtually coreless. With a sweet and juicy flavour, this superb Carrot makes a delicious and healthy snack that can be harvested over a long period if sown successionally. Perfect for growing outdoors in containers or for early sowings in coldframes and greenhouse borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").

These vegetable seeds are endorsed by the RHS.

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    • 1 packet (450 carrot seeds)

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    • £2.99

Carrot 'Caracas'

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With 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").


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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    • £2.49

Carrot 'Atomic Red'

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  • 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)

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    • £2.49

Carrot Fly Free Collection

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Carrot root fly is a troublesome pest but these Carrot fly resistant varieties have low levels of chlorogenic acid, a chemical which the carrot fly larvae of needs to survive. This means that they appear to be unattractive to the fly and even if your crop is attacked the larvae will soon die after doing relatively little damage. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").


  • Collection comprises one pack each of:
  • Carrot 'Resistafly' - A 'Nantes' type with good early vigour, a smooth skin and excellent core colour. The uniform 15cm (6") roots store particularly well.
  • Carrot 'Flyaway' - A naturally very sweet tasting variety with smooth skinned, blunt ended roots and a good orange skin and root colour.
  • Carrot 'Nantes 2' - This fast maturing selection is ideal for early sowings under glass in late winter for your first crop of the year.

Carrot 'Carson' F1 Hybrid

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This 'Chantenay' type makes an ideal choice for growing in containers or on heavy soils due to short, stocky roots. 'Chantenay' hybrids are renowned for their taste, and with its sweet, crunchy flavour, Carrot 'Carson' is no exception. This RHS AGM variety has a maincrop maturity that bulks up well to give good weight roots that will store well for autumn and winter use. 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 (500 carrot seeds)

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    • £2.29