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").
Up to 30cm (11.8in)
Up to 15cm (5.9in)
Easy for all
Easy for all
1 Packet (450 Carrot Seeds) (TT01083)
Water well to encourage germination. Once germinated, carrots should be watered only when necessary to keep the soil moist as excessive water may encourage leaf growth instead of roots. During growth, the carrot roots may be earthed up to prevent green crowns developing.
Cover later carrot sowings with fleece or fine netting, and remove all thinnings from the site to minimise carrot fly infestation. Carrots can be harvested from July to December depending on their sowing date, although roots are safer lifted and stored from October to avoid root damage by pests. Early varieties may be lifted when required from 9 weeks onwards, while maincrops can be harvested after 11 weeks from their sowing date. Pull a single carrot first to assess the size of the roots. If the soil is dry, lifting carrots can be made easier by watering beforehand. Roots can be stored in a cool, dry place, in boxes of barely moist compost or sand, for up to 4 months.
Direct sow Eskimo seeds outdoors from April to June. Grow Carrots in a weed free, sunny position in fertile, light, well drained soil. Carrots dislike freshly manured soils so seed beds are best prepared in autumn, well in advance of spring sowings.
Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (1/2") in drills 30cm (12") apart. Germination will take 10 to 20 days. When large enough to handle, thin out the seedlings within each row to 2 -5cm (1 - 2in) apart. Where space is limited, growing carrots in containers will also produce a worthwhile crop.
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Grew these for the first time last year (2016). Left them in the soil over winter (in Jersey) and just lifted as needed. Superb taste, either raw or cooked. Particularly nice roasted.
T&M replied on 2017-01-17: Thank you very much for your review. I am very pleased that you have been happy with your purchase and thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.
the oly carrot that gows up in queensbury west yorkshier in winter 2014-11-02
well I put them in for a laugh in my garden up in Porkshire on the Pennines - it get very very cold -10 and more. They lasted all Winter and they are lovey and sweet crispy and I got a shock, they arr not too big but lovely. They were put in bed that had Potatos and just water and let them grow. Will order more this year.