Carrots & Parsnips

Facts about Carrots.
  • The carrot crop is Britain’s major root vegetable, producing over 700,000 tonnes of carrots each year from 9,000 hectares.
  • Each year 22 billion carrot seeds are sown in Britain, producing around 100 carrots per year for every member of the population.
  • The sales value of British carrots is around £290 million.
  • Freshly harvested carrots are washed, packed and distributed to nearly every shop in the whole of Britain almost every day of the year.
  • Carrot crops are classed as earlies and main crop.
Videos for Carrots
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Quick agronomy facts:
Seed Rate plants/Ha
Based on plant counts depends on end size carrot required.
Range 170/m2 to 16/m2
130 – 70
 150 – 50
 250 – 350
Av . Yield
 Earlies 20 t/Ha
Main 60 t/Ha

Below is presentation which gives more details about cereals grown in the UK.