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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 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.

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 '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.


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    • 1 packet (400 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.99

Carrot 'Cortina' F1 Hybrid - SowStrong® Collection

Daucus carota

This maincrop carrot produces uniform roots reaching 20cm (8") long with a lovely sweet flavour. Carrot 'Cortina' is ideal for harvesting in autumn and stores well for winter use. Delicious used as a cooked vegetable or eaten raw in 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
Read more on our blog: SowStrong® Ð A Natural Way to Growing Success

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    • 1 packet (300 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.49

Carrot 'Primo' F1 Hybrid

Daucus carota

Carrot ÔPrimo' 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").

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    • 1 packet (450 carrot seeds)

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    • £2.99

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)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.99

Carrot 'Healthy Coloured Collection'

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This colourful collection is packed with vitamins to help you maintain a healthy diet as well as adding colour and interest to your food. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").


  • Carrot 'Purple Haze' - Deep orange flesh contrasts brightly with a rich purple skin. The smooth roots are long and heavy, reaching up to 25cms (10") in length.
  • Carrot 'Yellowstone' - This delicious, full-flavoured canary yellow variety is at its best eaten raw or roasted for the sweetest taste.
  • Carrot 'Sugarsnax' - The long, tapered, 25cm (10") roots contain high levels of beta carotene giving them a rich orange colour that will brighten any plate.
  • Carrot 'Rainbow' - This colourful mix brings together F1 Hybrids in some of the best shades resulting from unique breeding over many years.

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
    • 4 packets - 1 of each variety (2300 carrot seeds in total)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £8.99