These are Smallholder's favourite varieties of carrots. All of them are available from Thompson & Morgan.

Carrot 'Purple Sun' F1 Hybrid

Smallholder:

A striking purple carrot with a superb sweet flavour and intensely dark colour from skin right through to the core. The pointed roots of Carrot 'Purple Sun' are packed with high levels of antioxidants making them perfect for juicing. A great improvement on the older purple carrots, producing uniform roots with strong disease resistance and an excellent flavour. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").

Carrot 'Sweet Imperator Mix' F1 Hybrid

Smallholder:

Carrot 'Sweet Imperator Mix' is the perfect choice for growing in a deep patio container. These colourful F1 hybrids produce slender, tapering roots up to 25cm (10") long if sown quite thickly. The sweet, flavoursome roots are crisp and juicy in a fabulous array of colours that will really liven up your dinner plate. This striking mix will also provide a wide range of nutrients, vitamins and anti-oxidants produced by the different colour variations. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").

Carrot 'Cosmic Purple'

Smallholder:

A stunning addition to the plate or the salad bowl, Carrot 'Cosmic Purple' produces tapering roots up 18cm (7") long, with purple skin and bright orange coreless flesh. These colourful carrots are tender and delicious whether eaten raw or cooked. The strong foliage makes them easier to pull when harvesting, with roots storing well over winter from a later sowing. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread 15cm (6").

Carrot 'Atomic Red'

Smallholder:

A striking carrot, producing tapering roots up to 25cm (10") long with coral-red skin and flesh. The rich red colour is due to high levels of lycopene, a healthy antioxidant. The colour becomes more intense and the flavour deepens once Carrot 'Atomic Red' is cooked, although it looks equally striking when sliced or grated into salads raw. Harvestable from July through to October, the strong foliage makes this colourful carrot easier to lift. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").

Carrot 'Rainbow' F1 Hybrid

Smallholder:

This colourful mix brings together F1 Hybrids in some of the best shades resulting from unique breeding over many years. Carrot 'Rainbow' 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. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").

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All varieties named and illustrated are available from Thompson & Morgan.