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Broad Bean 'Dreadnought' - Heritage

A heritage variety and still one of the best Longpods for flavour. Pods are produced in abundance containing 7 to 8 plump white beans per pod ready to harvest in June. One of the best for freezing, as seeds do not discolour. Height to 120cm (4ft)  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Tomato 'The Amateur' - Heritage

BushMedium sized, early ripening fruits, each about 85g (3oz) in weight with a good flavour. This bush variety requires no staking or side-shooting, and naturally stops growing at 90cm (36). Tomato 'The Amateur' produces good yields outdoors or in a greenhouse,…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Annual

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Tomato 'Gigantomo'® F1 Hybrid

This colossal beefsteak tomato is the largest new variety on the market. Gigantomo marries the much-loved flavour of heritage varieties with the inbuilt vigour and disease-resistance of modern cultivars, making it the must-have tomato of 2016.…  More Info

  • Grows in: Beds
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Annual

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Tomato 'Brandywine' - Heritage

Tomato 'Brandywine is particularly recognisable for it's unusual leaves that resemble potato foliage. Dating back to 1885, Tomato 'Brandywine' is regarded as one of the world's finest flavoured 'beefsteaktomatoes. This exceptional variety produces heavy yields of…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Annual

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Broad Bean 'Green Windsor' - Heritage

Shorter and broader podded than the Longpods, averaging 4 large, dark green beans per pod and amongst the best heritage varieties for flavour. Used to make Brown Windsor soup, also a superb cooked vegetable. Surplus beans will freeze well without…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Tomato 'Yellow Stuffer' - Heritage

CordonThis cordon variety produces blocky, firm, thick walled, shiny yellow fruits, each weighing up to 200g (7oz). The central core is easily removed making this one of the best beefsteak tomato varieties for stuffing and baking. Fruits of Tomato 'Yellow…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Annual

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Tomato 'Striped Stuffer' - Heritage

CordonThis cordon variety produces blocky, firm, thick walled fruits with yellow stripes, each weighing up to 200g (7oz). The central core is easily removed making this one of the best beefsteak tomato varieties for stuffing and baking. Fruits of Tomato …  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Annual

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Pea 'Alderman' (Maincrop) - Heritage

Maincrop This well known heritage maincrop produces heavy crops of large, curved, dark green pea pods of the highest quality. Each pod of Pea 'Alderman' contains up to 11 succulent peas with a superb flavour. This well known and reliable variety has a tall…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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Tomato 'Black Russian' - Heritage

These medium sized black tomatoes grow on compact plants bearing plenty of dark mahogany-brown fruits, with a delicious blend of sugar and acid. Tomato 'Black Russian' is an old variety with a rich, complex flavour that has to be tasted to be believed. This…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Annual

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Leek 'Bleu de Solaise' - Heritage

Reliable winter variety with short, heavy stems. Extremely winter hardy for Christmas to April harvest. The blue leaves may tinge purple during extremely cold weather. Distinctive blue-ish leaves make it an attractive dot plant in the flower borders  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Biennial

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Cabbage 'Wheelers Imperial' (Spring) - Heritage

Well known and reliable variety for over 100 years. Compact habit, producing firm, well-flavoured, pointed, tender hearts. Use also for spring greens when sown or planted more closely. Suitable also for spring sowing for summer and autumn cuttingHelp to retain…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Annual

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Cabbage 'Jersey Wakefield' (Summer) - Heritage

Compact habit with few waste outer leaves. Firm, conical pale green, tender and flavoursome hearts which stand well through the summer. Can be planted closely so ideal for the smaller garden. Ideal for using raw in salads and coleslaw. Help to retain bio diversity by…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot

  • Longevity: Annual

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Swiss Chard 'Five Colour Silverbeet' - Heritage

A rainbow mix of vibrant stem and leaf colours maintained as an Australian heirloom. An excellent value crop as the juicy, mild flavoured broad stems (chards), and the leaves (as spinach) can be eaten. Both are best steamed, but as baby leaves the stems and leaves can…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Biennial

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Cucumber 'Crystal Apple'

Outdoor typeThis fascinating heritage variety originates from Australia in the early 1900's. Cucumber 'Crystal Apple' crops prolifically if the large golf ball sized fruits are picked regularly. The crisp, tender flesh has a sweet flavour with no bitter…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Annual

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Kale 'Rossignol'

A heritage variety from Eastern Europe, unique in leaf colour and shape compared to the usual 'curly kales'. A long standing autumn/winter maturing kale for picking tasty, fresh and nutritious leaves at a time when fresh produce can be in short supply.…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers

  • Longevity: Annual

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Broad Bean 'Crimson Flowered'

A heritage variety with stunning crimson flowers, followed by a good crop of short, upright pods and delicious beans. Broad Bean Crimson Flowered is ideal for growing in containers as well as in the garden, or as an ornamental edible in the flower border  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Annual

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Potato 'Red Duke of York'

First earlyA vigorous red sport of Potato 'Duke of York' producing larger, oval, red-skinned tubers with moist yellow flesh of superb flavour. Potato 'Red Duke of York' is a good all rounder and really excellent for roasting. This heritage first early variety<…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Potato Bags
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Tuber

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All Season Long Kale Mix

An exciting mix of 4 British-bred varieties perfect for the UK climate. Low in calories with zero fat, and highin fibre and vitamin C, this winter hardy mix can be used for year-round cropping and a wide range of kitchen use. Harvest Jan-Dec. (60 seeds).   More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Beds

  • Longevity: Annual

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Tomato 'Gigantomo'® F1 Hybrid

This collossal new beefsteak tomato is the largest new variety on the market. Gigantomo® marries the much-loved flavour of hertiage varieties with the inbuilt vigour and disease-resistance of modern cultivars, making it the must-have tomato of 2015. Plants…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Annual

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Flower & Vegetable 2016 Collection

The Flower & Vegetable of the Year Collection contains (1 packet each of Cosmos 'Xanthos' and Tomato Mountain Magic). Cosmos 'Xanthos' - Unique soft-yellow blooms are produced in profusion on compact dwarf plants, bringing real impact to patio containers, beds and…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Beds
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Annual

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Tomato 'Mountain Magic' F1 Hybrid

Tomato 'Mountain Magic' is magical indeed. This F1 Hybrid grows exceptionally well in sunny kitchen and cottage gardens, and will even produce an impressive summer crop when planted in a patio container. The half-hardy annual's fruit are consistent, smooth and sweet,…  More Info




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Onion 'Ciboule Red Dragon' (Bunching Onion)

Forms a clump of slender elongated bulbs and long green stalks, similar to chives. A type of perennial bunching onion usually grown as an annual, and winter hardy. Quite pungent flavoured, use both the leaves and small bulbs.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Onion 'Doux des Cevennes'

Highly-prized heirloom variety from the Cévennes mountain range in France where families have grown strains of this mild onion for many hundreds of years. The soft pale flesh has a delicate flavour when eaten raw and becomes more savoury when cooked. Bulbs store…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Vegetable Plot
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Annual

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