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New carrots and colourful veg

Carrot Gold Nugget. Picture; Mr Fothergill's
Carrot Gold Nugget. Picture; Mr Fothergill's

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. Picture; Mr Fothergill's
Carrot Volcano. Picture; Mr Fothergill’s

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. Picture; Mr Fothergill's
Carrot Malbec F1. Picture; Mr Fothergill’s

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. Picture; Mr Fothergill's
Dwarf French Bean Red Swan. Picture; Mr Fothergill’s

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. Picture; Mr Fothergill's
Dwarf French Bean Nautica. Picture; Mr Fothergill’s

Dwarf French Bean Nautica

For high yields of extra fine green pods (£2.75 for 100 seeds).

Dwarf French Bean Cala d'Or. Picture; Mr Fothergill's
Dwarf French Bean Cala d’Or. Picture; Mr Fothergill’s

Dwarf French Bean Cala d’Or

(£2.75 for 100 seeds) provides large crops of yellow, great flavoured beans.

Kale Candy Floss. Picture; Mr Fothergill's
Kale Candy Floss. Picture; Mr Fothergill’s

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.

For more information visit
www.mr-fothergills.co.uk.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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