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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 'White Gem'

Pastinaca sativa

Simply roll out the seed tapes in a prepared moist seed drill. An easy way to sow this fine flavoured parsnip which produces high yields of medium length, smooth skinned roots, simply roll out the seed tapes in a prepared moist seed drill. This tried and tested variety has good canker resistance and reliably crops well on virtually any soil type, including shallow soils. With a delicious sweet flavour, Parsnip 'White Gem' is ideal for roasting and adding to warming winter casseroles. Height and spread: 45cm (18”). More info
    • 1 packet (120 parsnip seeds - seed tape)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.29

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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    • £2.49

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 'Carson' F1 Hybrid

Daucus carota

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

More info
    • 1 packet (500 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    •  
    • £2.29