Year of the very colourful carrot!
It’s Fleuroselect’s Year of the Carrot and true to form, seed companies are highlighting their ranges of new and exclusive varieties.
Here are four new ones from Mr Fothergill’s (including one exclusive) plus three dwarf French beans and a rather vivid kale.
Carrot Gold Nugget F1
(£3.05 for 350 seeds) produces long smooth-skinned yellow roots.
Carrot Volcano F1
Exclusive to Mr Fothergill’s (£3.05 for 350 seeds), this variety distinguishes itself with strength and reliability. It is resistant to breakage, splitting and disease.
Carrot Malbec F1
This RHS AGM winner (£3.05 for 350 seeds) is a red long rooted, imperator type. It is perfect for roasting with exceptional flavour and the unusual hue makes it a great addition.
Carrot Purple Haze F1
This maincrop variety (£3.05 for 350 seeds) provides Nantes type, dark purple roots with a bright orange core.
Dwarf French Bean Red Swan
This new and exclusive dwarf bean (£3.05 for 100 seeds), is a remarkably decorative heritage variety with pink flowers and pink-tinged pods.
Dwarf French Bean Nautica
For high yields of extra fine green pods (£2.75 for 100 seeds).
Dwarf French Bean Cala d’Or
(£2.75 for 100 seeds) provides large crops of yellow, great flavoured beans.
Kale Candy Floss
(£2.10 for 50 seeds) features large leaves enveloping a central heart in an eye-catching pink colour. Its leaves are full of flavour and will retain the colour when cooked. It is a vibrant variety that can be grown for both ornamental and edible purposes.
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