Good year for carrots!
I left a row of winter carrots (Kingston F1) until last and haven't really looked at them for months. Just pulled the first one from the row - at that size (photo shows carrot and 2 average size parsnips in a 14" seed tray) I though the xylem (core) would be woody but it isn't! About 1/3rd of the row are this size. Plenty of stews and hotpots coming up!
A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.