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Carrots - Pictures By Variety

Which Variety?
Carrots are classified in two ways - cropping time, early or maincrop - shape, short, medium or long. Unless you are growing carrots for exhibition, forget the long types, which can grow to 1metre (3 foot) in length. 

Recommended varieties are listed below - click on a variety below for a picture.


Variety Crop Shape Comments

Maestro Maincrop Medium Excellent resistance to carrot fly. A very tasty round ended carrot. RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in 2005.

Carson Maincrop Short A hybrid Chantenay carrot with superb taste. Stores very well, grows well in heavy soils. RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in 2005.

Flyaway Early Medium Although the are early, they can be sown all through the season. Some resistance to carrot fly. A sweet tasting carrot with rounded ends.

Autumn King 2 Maincrop Medium to long Keeps very well, traditional carrot shape. RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in 1995.

Parmex Early Round Small round carrots which a great for sowing all year long. Good in clay and shallow soils. Good for container growing as well. RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in 1993 and 2006.




Name: jim@GardenAction
Date posted: November 01, 2011 - 06:17 am
Message: You need at least 2ft between plants, more, if you have room. I suggest lifting carefully, separating, potting and taking the best survivors to plant in the ground. You don't need a lot of plants, three or four will be plenty.

Name: Beverly
Date posted: November 01, 2011 - 03:31 am
Message: I threw squash seeds and they all grew close together they are now 4-5 inches tall Must I thin them or leave them or transplant

Name: reino
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Date posted: May 24, 2011 - 10:28 am
Message: where can i sell my carrots and for how much can i sell it for?

please reply to me!

kind regards
Reino Engelbrecht

Name: Glyn
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Date posted: May 17, 2011 - 02:59 pm
Message: First, can i say what an informative site you have, thankyou.My problem is my carrots grown in container are several inches high but no bottoms. I realise now after reading sites that I probably watered too much but can I save them if I now stop watering?