CARROT FLY AWAY - 500 SEEDS
British bred Carrot ‘Flyaway’ was developed especially for its resistance to Carrot Root Fly making it less susceptible to attack than many other varieties. A naturally very sweet tasting variety with smooth skinned, blunt ended roots and a good orange skin and root colour. Height: 30 cm. Spread: 15 cm. So good its it that it had even been award the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.
Direct sow carrot 'Flyaway' seeds outdoors from March to July. They may also be sown from February to March in greenhouse borders or under cloches. Grow Carrots in a weed free, sunny position in fertile, light, well drained soil. Carrots dislike freshly manured soils so seed beds are best prepared in autumn, well in advance of spring sowings.
Sow carrot seeds thinly at a depth of 1 cm in drills 30 cm apart. Germination will take 10 to 20 days. When large enough to handle, thin out the seedlings within each row to 10 cm apart. Where space is limited, growing carrots in containers will also produce a worthwhile crop.