Top Selling Vegetables

Our 2018 top  selling vegetable and fruit seeds!

Amaranthus dubius

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Callaloo aprox Aprx 50 seeds
Most leafy Amaranthus varieties are edible but as far as I can determine this one is the true "Callaloo" An erect herb up to 1.5m tall with a branched stem and oblong dark-green leaves. Its mainly used as a leafy vegetable like spinach and is the "Callaloo" used widely in the Caribbean. This annual herb may be harvested 30-50 days from sowing and planted out after all frosts have passed - best in a sunny warm position. We also sell many ornamental Amaranth in our annual seed section with stricking flower bracts or giant 6ft sized plants but they are not the true Callaloo of the Caribbean.

Basil Napoletano Bolloso

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Giant Leaf Basil Aprx 100eeds

Giant leaf basil. Dark green wrinkled leaves with a very intense flavour & aroma with leaves as big as your hand!

Bean Climbing French Colour Collection

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Our Jungle Special Mix of Colourful Climbing French Beans Aprx 125 seeds 

We have put together five of what we consider to be the best selection of coloured climbing beans as a special pack for anyone wishing to try more than one variety. Each packet contains 25 seeds of each variety and separately labelled. More information on each variety on the Bean pages.

Bean Barlotto Lingua Di Fuoco 2
Bean Cosse Violette
Bean Neckargold
Neckarkonigin Organic
Runner Bean Painted Lady 

 

Carica papaya Thai Dwarf

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Dwarf Papaya 10 seeds

Tropical Golden Dwarf Papaya is a fast growing papaya only reaching 3- 5 feet but bearing fruits as large as 2 lbs in about 12 months from seed given warm conditions. Another great container plant for a heated warm glasshouse with a winter 24 hour temperature above 15c. Papaya have added health benefits as well as the novelty value and contain the digestive enzyme papain that is why it is valuable for aiding digestion. Prevents nausea (includes morning sickness and motion sickness). Also known for its ability to help fight cancer.

Carrot Purple Haze F1

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Purple Carrot  Aprx 300 seeds  җ
Carrot Purple Haze is an award winning purple carrot. The 10” to 12” smooth purple carrots taper to a point and reveal a bright orange centre when cut. Colourful and sweetly flavoured raw, their colour though will become diffused when cooked. Apparently this carrot was named after a Jimmy Hendrix song!

Cymbopogan citratus - Lemon Grass

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West Indian Lemon Grass  10 seeds
This is the type Lemon grass used for cooking - an excellent aromatic clumping tropical grass growing to 6' tall.  When the leaves are crushed the fragrance resembles the scent of lemon. The stem and leaves are used for cooking in the Asian kitchen but it is also used to make a refreshing tea and for perfume, oil and medicine. Easy to germinate in a controlled propagator.

Lepidium meyenii

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Maca or Peruvian Ginseng 20 seeds җ җ җ
Lepidium meyenii is an herbaceous annual native to the high Andes of Bolivia and Peru. It is grown for its fleshy tap root which is used as a root vegetable and a medicinal herb. It is related to mustard, radish and turnip and fully hardy and often grown as a winter crop in mild areas. For centuries, ancient Peruvians have used Lepidium meyenii due to its great health benefits as it stimulates the glands in charge of regulating hormones, optimizing body functioning for long-term energy and well being.

Oryza sativa

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Japanese Rice - Koshihikari Aprx 40 seeds
Grow your own Paddy field? Oryza sativa is the premium rice of Japan, distinguished by its aroma, sweet flavour and sticky texture. Also, dried stalks are beautiful displayed in flower arrangements. Harvest time about 5 months and contrary to expectations it does not need to be waterlogged to grow well, just regular watering and heat! Worth a try for the novelty factor? Maturity: Approx. 160 days

Pumpkin Dill's Atlantic Giant

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The Worlds Largest Pumpkin!  5 seeds 
Have a go and see how big you can grow a pumpkin. Pumpkin Dill's Atlantic Giant regularly produces 400 lb. pumpkins with a record weight of  over 1000 lbs.! I have even heard that in hot weather the vine can grow 3ft over night! You will need a big warm plot for one of these and some rich manure dug in. Note this variety is much larger than "Hundredweight" that has had a lot of publicity lately.

Radish Bora King

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Purple Round Radish Aprx 100 seeds 

Radish Bora King is a speciality variety of radish, with a purple skin and flesh with an average length of 20cm, it is late to go woody, slow to bolt and ideal for both Spring and Autumn sowing.

Solanum muricatum

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Pepino fruit  10 seeds

Solanum muricatum or the Pepino is a small bush or shrub from South America much like the tomato in looks and habit. Usually fruits in 9-12 months, so a frost free environment is required. Pepino’s will stand a few degrees of freezing however. Our trial plants started flowering in August from a spring sowing and the fruit that ripened around Christmas was best described as a sweet melon flavour with the texture of a Kiwi fruit and quite delicious. One fruit shown in the picture was about the size of a grapefruit. Best grown like a pot tomato plant and in the same conditions although they have proved much hardier and continue to grow through our winter even in a cold frost free greenhouse.

Soya Bean Black Jet

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Soybean  Aprx 30 seeds
Cool, short summers don't suit most soya beans - they need heat, water and humidity to do well. But this new, hardier variety Soya Bean Black Jet is one of the best to grow in the UK in a poor summer. The black beans can be eaten raw with drinks and have a deliciously creamy, pistachio-like taste. To cook the beans boil the pods in unsalted or salted water for 10 minutes and then shell the beans inside, simply by squeezing beans out of the pods, for eating. The cooked or uncooked pods can be stored in the freezer for later uses and cooked with meat or mixed with other vegetables for various dishes. Grows to 2ft with white flowers.

Sweet Corn Double Red

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Red Sweet Corn 16 seeds

A new exciting Sweet Corn from the USA with brilliantly coloured kernels in shades of red/white and purple.  Suitable for cooler climates like the UK it has high yields from stocky short plants.  The bonus is the beautiful ornamental red stalks, red husks and even the male flowers are red tinted. A delicious early sweet corn that is excellent for eating fresh from the cob, but also good for drying and grinding to make traditional corn flour.

I was first alerted to this new corn by a customer, Duncan Meyers who had one growing amongst his Bloody Butcher plants that led to finding a true seed source.

Sweet Corn Hopi Blue

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Indian Blue Corn  15 seeds 

Sweet Corn Hopi Blue is an unusual sweet corn developed by the Hopi Indians renowned for its sweet and distinctive blue cornmeal. Excellent for eating fresh while the kernels are tender just as they start to turn from white to blue, but used dry for blue corn chips, blue flour etc. Also used for decoration. Bushy 5 foot plants produce 7 inch ears and are quite nutritious. What upsets me most is that they are really delicious but all of our own trial crops have to be turned into seed for resale and my wife won't let me eat them!!

Sweet Corn Mexican White

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Giant Sweet Corn   15 seeds 
A huge edible American sweetcorn variety to 16ft tall with massive 2ft cobs. Sweet Corn Mexican White grows really fast which the kids will love and easy to germinate. Start off in pots in the warm then plant out after any frost danger has passed. Although very strong plants they may need staking in a windy position.

Swiss Chard Bright Lights - Beta vulgaris

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Swiss Chard or Rhubarb Chard  20 seeds җ җ
Swiss Chard Bright Lights is strictly a vegetable but with colour and form that looks striking in a mixed Tropical Border. Bright Lights includes a stunning colour range of Gold, Red, Pink and White. Excellent as a lettuce substitute if you pick the emerging young leaves, with the benefit of a crop source that lasts all summer and into the winter.

Tomato Micro Tom

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Small Bush Tomato 10 seeds
Tomato Micro Tom is a revolutionary bush variety that can even be produced in small 7-9cm pots, and produces a crop of around 40-plus cherry tomatoes per plant. Useful as a window sill plant, or for patio containers where space is limited.

Tomato Rapunzel

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Cherry Red Vining Tomato 10 seeds

Rapunzel Hybrid is like its fairy tale namesake, putting out amazing long, cascading trusses, each with up to 40 tasty sweet, bright red shiny cherry tomatoes that keep coming all summer long. The long stems are quite impressive when picked fully loaded with tomatoes, which can be enjoyed individually as they ripen. Indeterminate best under glass. Look it up on Google to find out more about this amazing tomato! We were also very surprised at the superb flavour that rivals Sungold

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Symbol Codes

Germination -- Easy Moderate and Challenging

Backlog for Fresh Seed Flavour

Hardiness - To -5°C җ To -10°C җҗ Fully Hardy җҗҗ

Needs Shady Position Sunny Position Water Loving