One of the most sought-after vegetables and one of the great luxuries of the vegetable plot, much of the mystique surrounding their cultivation is unwarranted. 'Connover's Colossal' is a traditional cultivar with good yields from selected crowns.
Enduringly popular, Aubergine ‘F1 Bonica’ is an early maturing variety that performs well in difficult growing seasons. It reliably produces flavoursome, oval fruits with beautiful glossy purple skins. Ideal for the greenhouse, it will also do well in containers.
Mrs Burns' Lemon Basil is a legendary heirloom, nothing short of an idol among fine chefs and gardeners alike. With the strongest aroma and flavour of all the lemon basils, the scent is powerful, resinous, and oily, followed by spicy cinnamon, with a strong floral note. It has a concentrated lemon oil taste, with mild spice and mint.
Aquadulce is highly prolific and easy to grow, and remains one of the most delicious in terms of flavour and texture. It can be sown anytime from autumn until spring and is universally recognised as being best hardy broad bean for an autumn sowing. RHS AGM
Growing to only 40cm tall, The Sutton produces a huge amount of tasty beans for such small plants, it is ideal for small gardens and with beautiful white flowers they would not look out of place if you grew them amongst flowers in a border. RHS AGM
Broad Bean 'Witkiem' is the most versatile of vegetables and, as Hannibal Lector says it also goes perfectly with a glass of Chianti. Early to mature, it produces a good crop of plump, well filled pods with big tasty beans. Ready to harvest from June into September.
Broad Bean 'Witkiem' shows excellent tolerance to cold weather and is perfect for early sowings. Early to mature, it is also suited to standard and late sowings and can be sown as late as May. It produces top quality white beans with around five per pod.
This French Bean may be dwarf but , oh la la – do they taste good! 'Maxi' is an outstanding variety producing high yields of long, slender pods that are stringless and full of flavour. Very easy to grow they give superb yields for a small amount of space, outlay and effort.
Highly desired by connoisseurs French Bean Safari provides slender dark green pods that are tender and stringless. Very easy to grow, they give superb yields for a small amount of space, outlay and effort and perform well even in less favourable conditions.
Sprite is a lovely, elegant variety, producing exquisite smooth pencil thin pods on bushy, compact plants which need no support. The beans are the ‘filet’ type, very slender round dark green stringless pods. Generously produced and very tender.
'Stanley' is a white flowering, white seeded variety that reliably delivers impressive yields of top quality beans. Resistant to Halo Blight, Anthracnose and BCMV. it reliably delivers very abundant yields of long, straight pods and top quality beans.
French Bean 'Stanley' is an excellent variety. It performs well even in less favourable conditions and is ideal for growing under cover early or late in the season. Growing to 45cm it gives superb yields for a small amount of space, outlay and effort.
Cobra is one of the most reliable French beans around. This prolific cropper produces heavy yields of long, straight sweetly-flavoured beans over a long period. The stringless pods grow up to 20cm long. RHS AGM.
A prolific cropper, French Bean 'Cobra' is a black-seeded variety that produces beans ahead of most other varieties. With lovely pale violet flowers, this vegetable is pretty enough to grow in the ornamental garden, too. RHS AGM. Organic Seed.
A popular choice for home gardeners, plenty of flavour, with plenty of vigour, high yield and impressive length pods! Runner Bean Enorma matures in 12 to 16 weeks. Perfect for exhibiting ... even if it is just to the neighbours!
With a host of accolades from amateurs and professionals alike, Runner Bean 'Enorma' is now also available in organic form. A purple seeded variety with red flowers. Early cropping, the smooth slender pods can grow to 50cm long. Harvest young to enjoy them at their most tender.
With fewer bees and drier summers, runner bean crops have been recently been unpredictable. Runner Bean 'Firestorm' is the first self-fertile scarlet-flowered runner bean. They set well even in poor weather or high temperatures and produce prolific, smooth pods that are tender and stringless.
Runner bean 'Lady Di' is an exceptional variety that produces long pods of exceptional quality. The long, slender beans are slow to develop seeds, meaning the pods can stay on the plant for longer before they become tough, giving you more time to harvest them.
White Emergo is a vigorous runner bean variety that is better able to withstand adverse weather conditions, producing prolific yields of long, slender pods. The beans are similar to a cannellini beans with a shape almost like a half moon, creamy white and deliciously plump.
Boltardy is a very popular and reliable globe-shaped beetroot. A tried-and-tested cultivar, used as a yardstick against which other beetroot are measured. Due to its excellent resistance to bolting, it is recommended for early sowing, NIAB and RHS AGM.
Bred by A H Cook of Cheltenham, Beetroot ‘Cheltenham Green Top’ is still appreciated for its exceptional delicate flavour. They produce good strong tops for easy lifting and deep-purple tapering roots with a conical crown.
It is not without reason that Pablo F1 is a winner of the RHS AGM. These exceptionally uniform, smooth skinned, perfectly round beets have a wonderfully attractive rich red colouration and excellent skin quality. A great choice for baby beetroot or it can be left to mature.
Late Purple Sprouting 'Cardinal' is our latest cropping variety for harvest late March to May. Heavy cropping, it produces medium large deep purple spears with excellent flavour on large framed uniform plants. Team with extra early sprouting varieties for an extended harvesting period.
Calabrese 'Marathon F1' has really set the standard for performance, yield and quality. It produces medium size, uniform, dense heads of bluish-green 'beads' on sturdy plants that will grow well in almost any soil and under any conditions. This versatile variety can be used for both summer and autumn crops.