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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 '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

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)

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    • £2.69

Carrot Fly Free Collection

Daucus carota

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 'Bangor' F1 Hybrid

Daucus carota

Heavy yields of high quality, large cylindrical roots make Carrot 'Bangor' one of the best maincrop varieties for the gardener. The large roots have a good core colour and excellent flavour, reaching up to 25cm in length. This RHS AGM variety resists greening and cracking. Carrot 'Bangor' will store well after harvesting in late summer and 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 (450 carrot seeds)

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    • £2.49

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)

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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.


Useful links:

How to grow carrotsCompanion Planting

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    • 1 packet (500 carrot seeds)

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    • £2.19

Carrot 'Purple Haze' F1 Hybrid

Daucus carota

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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.


Useful links:

How to grow carrotsCompanion Planting

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    • 1 packet (300 carrot seeds)

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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)

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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

Parsnip 'Pinnacle' F1 Hybrid

Pastinaca sativa

A superb British bred variety, specially selected to resist canker. The slender wedge-shaped roots of Parsnip 'Pinnacle' have smooth, white skins and shallow crowns with plenty of tender, sweet flesh. This uniform variety has excellent vigour and good winter hardiness. Height and spread: 45cm (18”). More info
    • 1 packet (250 parsnip seeds)

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    • £2.49

Carrot 'Rainbow' F1 Hybrid

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This colourful mix brings together F1 Hybrids in some of the best shades resulting from unique breeding over many years. Carrot 'Rainbow' produces a diverse range of skin and core colours that are all packed with vitamins. Perfect for adding a splash of colour to cooked dishes and salads. 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 (300 carrot seeds)

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    • £2.99

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.


Useful links:

How to grow carrotsCompanion Planting

More info
    • 1 packet (500 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £1.99