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Carrot Flyaway F1 ORGANIC SEED
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Tolerant to carrot fly as it is less attractive to the egg-laying flies. A mid-season, stump rooted variety with excellent and smooth skin.
Carrots are often thought of as the ultimate health food. You were probably told to "eat your carrots" by your parents.
It is believed that the carrot was first cultivated in the area now known as Afghanistan thousands of years ago as a small forked purple or yellow root with a woody and bitter flavour, resembling nothing of the carrot we know today.
Purple, red, yellow and white carrots were cultivated long before the appearance of the now popular orange carrot, which was developed and stabilised by Dutch growers in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Carrot Flyaway was bred to show resistance to carrot fly but unfortunately is not immune to attack . Being such a dry year , carrot fly appear to be about sooner.
If only carrot flyaway is grown and if there is carrot fly in the area they will still attack the variety . To overcome this another variety like Early Nantes should be grown alongside , this acts as a sacrificial crop and the Carrot fly will prefer to attack this variety and leave the row of Carrot Flyaway alone. Alternatively carrots should be grown under enviromesh to stop them getting to the crop.
Product Part Number: OV00166
When to sow
Early sowings can be made in a cold frame or under cloches. In mild areas, sow in October under glass for really early spring use.
Sow very thinly in drills 1.5cm deep with 25cm between rows. Carrot fly is attracted to thinnings, so try to avoid thinning at all. If plants are overcrowded, pull alternate roots when small and use whole.