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Carrot Flyaway F1 seeds
Carrot Flyaway F1 seeds

Carrot 'Flyaway F1' seeds

Early to late cropping, with super pest resistance and unbeatable flavour!
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Edible
Easy To Grow
RHS Garden Merit
  • Award-winning variety that is proven to have the best resistance to carrot fly
  • A plentiful supply of deep orange, deliciously sweet and crunchy roots from June to November
  • Excellent source of vitamin A and antioxidants – and delicious eaten raw or cooked
  • A home-grown, healthy alternative to shop-bought carrots that may contain pesticide residues
  • Supplied as a packet of approx. 350 seeds to sow from March to July, directly into their cropping position
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Product Description

A long-standing favourite for beginner and experienced gardeners alike, this British-bred, early cropping variety is proven to have the best resistance to the dreaded carrot fly, whose larvae like to burrow into carrot roots and make them vulnerable to rot.

In addition to its excellent pest-resistant properties, ‘Flyaway F1’ is deserving of its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit because it is just such a good all-rounder, being easy to grow and producing plenty of tasty roots to harvest over a long growing season.

One of the best-tasting carrot varieties you can grow, it produces sturdy, blunt-ended roots, typically 12-15cm (5-6in) or longer, with a smooth skin and deep orange colour. Its deliciously sweet flavour is balanced with a tender but crunchy texture – great for eating raw or in stir-fries, or conventionally boiled, steamed or roasted to make the most of its superior flavour.

This reliable, trusted variety is a great companion plant to grow alongside onions, leeks or mint as their aroma will repel carrot fly, providing an extra line of deterrence to ensure good cropping.

Supplied as a packet of approx. 350 seeds. Sow from March to July, directly where they are to crop in well-drained, light but fertile soil in a position that will enjoy full sun. Harvest from June to November. Early crops can be lifted from 9 weeks after sowing with main crops maturing up to 12 weeks and beyond. Successive sowings will provide continuous crops over the growing season.

What Is Supplied

Item 700020 supplied as:

Supplied as a packet of approx. 350 seeds ready to sow outdoors in their cropping position.

Grows to 30cm (12in) height by 15cm (6in) spread; allow 30cm (12in) between rows.
Performance subject to growing conditions.
Origin UK.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Prepare the soil in advance of sowing to remove stones and produce a deep, fine soil texture.
  • Do not add manure to the soil as this will cause the roots to fork.
  • Keep well-watered during dry spells as this will help prevent the roots from splitting.
  • Young roots can be pulled early to enjoy eating young and raw such as in salads, or lightly steamed or roasted.

Care Guide

How to grow

  • Sow outdoors thinly where they are to crop, 1.5cm (½in) deep, directly into finely prepared soil that has already been watered. Allow 30cm (12in) between rows.
  • Early sowings may benefit from cloche protection.
  • Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Thin by harvesting young carrots evenly from the row, allowing remainder to grow on.
  • Water well until plants are established.
  • Regular sowings made every 3 weeks will ensure a continuous supply of young roots.
  • Roots can be lifted in autumn. Remove soil and store in dry sand for use during winter.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
30cm
15cm
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Carrot 'Flyaway F1' seeds
Carrot 'Flyaway F1' seeds
350 Seeds
Item: 700020
Only £2.99