The Gourmet Gardeners Vegetable Collection is a collection of five of the more unusual vegetables, that you can grow yourself.
Designed to inspire food connoisseurs and vegetable growers alike. All are great delicacies and none are difficult to grow.
Each of the seeds come complete with an A5 information sheet containing pictures, information about the plant, sowing guidelines and cultivation advice.
Asparagus 'Connover’s Colossal'
The delicately flavoured young shoots of asparagus are one of the great luxuries of the vegetable plot, although much of the mystique surrounding their cultivation is unwarranted.
Connover’s Colossal us a traditional cultivar with good yields from selected crowns. One of the most sought-after vegetables, asparagus is not difficult to grow if kept well fed and weed free
Fennel 'Zefa Fino'
Florence Fennel or Bulbing Fennel, Zefa Fino is a superior strain of fennel that is ideal for cool climates and the best fennel for garden use. It will bulb reliably and doesn't bolt from a spring sowing even when transplanted. Harvests in 80 days. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Italian Chicory 'Palla Rossa 3'
Italian Chicory or Radicchio is a gourmet type of vegetable. 'Palla Rosso' from Chioggia in Italy is a reliable radicchio that forms a gorgeous, firm, round, dark-red and white head which appears like a jewel when you pull aside the tattered clump of outside green leaves. Palla Rossa is known for its compactness, size and flavour. With uniform well wrapped round heads it yields a leaf for use either as a baby leaf or as whole heads.
This has to be one of the most beautiful vegetables around - a true ‘Objet d'Art’. Each complex, symmetrical head features whorls of pointy, chartreuse green ‘florets’, in a complex, bewitching design, an amazing example of phyllotaxis - the fractal patterning that can appear in nature. An old Italian vegetable variety that's been rediscovered, Romanesco cauliflower is often called romanesco broccoli, calabrese romanesco or minaret especially in Italian recipes.
Artichoke 'Green Globe' .
Large and tasty heads of green buds have made Green Globe Britain's most popular variety of Artichoke, a great delicacy, steam or boil and serve with melted lemon butter or hollandaise sauce.
These are perennial plants and will produce more heads with each successive year. Globe artichokes are a popular dual-purpose plant. They are grown not only for food but often as borders in ornamental gardens.
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