Carrots are easy to grow, tasty and nutritious. You can grow them in your vegetable patch or even in pots on the patio. Thompson & Morgan stocks a wide range of carrot seeds, including round, long, purple, orange and rainbow-coloured varieties!
British bred Carrot âFlyawayâ was developed especially for its resistance to Carrot Root Fly making it less susceptible to attack than many other varieties. A naturally very sweet tasting variety with smooth skinned, blunt ended roots and a good orange skin and root colour.
Carrot âNigelâ produces cylindrical, coreless, bright orange roots that resist cracking and store well over winter. This heavy cropping, second early âNantesâ type is particularly quick growing. The 20cm (8â) long roots are smooth skinned with a good flavour.
This super sweet carrot is a taste sensation! Carrot âSugarsnax 54â has a superb flavour whether it is cooked or eaten raw. The long, tapered, 25cm (10â) 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.
This Japanese bred carrot has beautifully smooth, orange skin and blunt, cylindrical roots. The bright orange flesh is virtually coreless with a superb sweet flavour. With excellent uniformity, Carrot âSweet Candleâ is a popular variety late summer and autumn cropping, finding favour on the showbench as well as in the kitchen.
Before 17th Century Dutch breeding, carrots were traditionally purple, red, white or yellow, rather than the orange ones that we know today. Carrot âPurple Hazeâ 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 25cms (10") in length. This colourful variety is packed with antioxidants and Vitamin A. Carrot âPurple Hazeâ is best eaten raw as it has a less intense flavour and colour when cooked or steamed.
This colourful mix brings together F1 Hybrids in some of the best shades resulting from unique breeding over many years. Carrot âRainbowâ 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.