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Carrot Seeds - James Wong Twin Pack Carrot Seeds - James Wong Twin Pack

Carrot Seeds - James Wong Twin Pack

Twin pack contains one packet each of the following carrot varieties:

F1 Night Bird - One of the darkest coloured carrots in existence, with deep purple flesh which appears almost black, with a small white core. A great grower, producing long carrots which grow to a length of 15-22cm (6-10"), 3-5cm (1-2") wide. Sow May-July; Cropping July-October.

F1 Octavo - A very smooth-skinned, bright orange carrot, with a stump end and extremely uniform in shape, with excellent tolerance to splitting or breaking in the ground. Sow March-May; Cropping September-March.

 

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Average Packet Contents 200 seeds in each
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Twin pack contains one packet each of the following carrot varieties:

F1 Night Bird - One of the darkest coloured carrots in existence, with deep purple flesh which appears almost black, with a small white core. A great grower, producing long carrots which grow to a length of 15-22cm (6-10"), 3-5cm (1-2") wide. Sow May-July; Cropping July-October.

F1 Octavo - A very smooth-skinned, bright orange carrot, with a stump end and extremely uniform in shape, with excellent tolerance to splitting or breaking in the ground. Sow March-May; Cropping September-March.

 

Which carrots are the sweetest, and which might be best for your sight?
Last year Suttons and Exeter university trialled a range of different carrots to find the variety with the highest levels of carotenoids. We found that the pale cream and yellow carrots were the sweetest (a good way to get children to eat them) but some bright orange ones contained the highest levels of carotenoids and the darkest purple ones contained, the highest levels of anthocyanins.

What are carotenoids?
Rather unimaginatively named after the vegetables in which they were first identified in abundance, plants produce a range of carotenoids and one of their functions is to protect chlorophyll from excessive sun damage. When we eat the plants we deposit some of these carotenoids in the macular of the eye, where they help to filter out certain wavelengths and protect the delicate light receptor cells from damage. There’s good evidence that they can help to protect against cataracts and macular degeneration and indeed, the carotenoid lutein is regularly prescribed on the NHS. Beta-carotene is converted in our bodies to vitamin A which is used in the light detecting cells of the retina.

Colour:Mixed

Seeds:True

Bulbs:False

Shrubs:False

Tree:False

Plants:False

Aftercare - Easy:False

Aftercare - Moderate:False

Aftercare - High:False

Edible Flower:False

Likes Acidic Soil:False

Containers:True

Beds & Borders:True

F1 Variety:False

Shrub:False

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