Melon 'Cantaloupe di Charentais'True Cantaloupe Melon of France€1.85
When it comes to cantaloupes, some people agree that the French do it better. Sweet and juicy, 'Cantaloupe di Charentais' melons are delicate fruits, about the size of a grapefruit, ther flesh is firmer and richer than your average cantaloupe. Sweet with a taste of honey, the thick, luscious flesh is delicious right down to the rind.
Melon 'F1 Galia'Cantaloupe x Honeydew Melon€2.35
Melon Galia is an F1 variety, specially bred for maximum vigour and uniform growth it performs reliably despite cooler summers, you can even grow it in humid or rainy climates without worry. The fruits have a spicy-sweet aroma, with a flavour more like a cantaloupe than honeydew.
Melon 'Ogen'Desert Melon, aka Ha'Ogen
Heritage (Israel 1950's)€2.75With intoxicating aroma and flavour, the Ogen Melon has a long history of devoted connoisseurs. The plant delivers high yields of small, broad, oval fruits,15cm in diameter. Extremely juicy the fruits have an incredible, almost tropical flavour. RHS AGM.
Melothria scabra 'Cucamelon'Mouse melon, Mexican miniature watermelon.
(First described in 1866)€2.35
Is it an exceptionally small cucumber or the world’s cutest watermelon? That is the vexing question. This tiny melon has been creating a buzz. Its unique flavour, with hints of cucumber and lime, its ease of growth, not to mention its productivity, all conspire to recommend this unusual vine to home gardeners looking for something new to add to their menus.
Musa acuminataDwarf Banana, Chinese Banana€2.55
The development of bananas is a source of both pride and amazement to those unfamiliar with banana culture. Musa acuminata is a 'dwarf variety' with broad, long, graceful leaves, and is extremely suitable for containers or gardens.
Musa balbisianaJapanese Fibre Banana€2.75
Musa Balbisiana is a fruit bearing variety and one of the progenitors of the present-day commercial bananas. The clumps of lush, dark foliage make it ideal for creating a jungle landscape. It develops large colourful inflorescence of bright red and maroon.
Passiflora caerulea 'Blue Crown'Passionflower, Passionfruit, Granadilla€2.35
Out of stockKnown as the Blue Crown Passion Flower or Hardy Passionflower. It is an extremely fast growing and beautiful plant. ‘Caerulea’ sparks with 10cm flowers with white petals and blue filaments. It is popular with gardeners because of its intricate, scented flowers that have an almost surreal appearance.
Passiflora edulis 'Purple Giant'Passionflower, Passionfruit, Granadilla€2.10
A Passiflora that produces very fragrant, unusual flowers. The flowers are white, except the base of the corona which is purple; the filaments are curly, as long as the petals, 5 to 7cm across. The edible fruits possess pleasant flavour, kind of sweet and a little tart.
Passiflora mollissimaPassionflower, Passionfruit, Granadilla€2.55
Out of stockPassiflora mollissima produces beautiful pink flowers and edible long yellow fruits, like a short banana, which gives the vine its common name. The fruits taste delicious and are considered to be the finest of passionfruit juices; they are used to flavour ice creams, drinks, and cocktails.
Passiflora quadrangularisGiant Passionflower, Passionfruit, Granadilla.€2.95There are dozens of species of passion vine grown, but one that always gets a lot of attention is the Giant Granadilla Passiflora quadrangularis. One of the most beautiful passionflowers with large, fragrant flowers with deep red petals and a centre crown that contains rows of numerous white and purple rays.
Physalis peruviana, edulisCape Gooseberry, Inca Berry, Goldenberry€2.10
The Cape Gooseberry is a useful small crop for the home garden. The fruit is expensive to purchase as it is labour intensive in commercial plantings. Very easy to grow from seed, it can overwinter outdoors in mild areas or when grown in favoured positions such as the foot of a sunny wall.
Punica granatum var. nana 'Dwarf Pomegranate'Punica granatum nana€2.95The Dwarf Pomegranate is one of the best compact, ornamental shrubs for courtyards and small gardens, its compact size makes it suitable to containers. Producing breathtaking orange/red trumpet-shaped flowers which are followed by orange/red fruit.
Rhubarb 'Glaskins Perpetual'Garden Rhubarb, English Rhubarb.
Heritage variety (English 1920's)€1.95
Glaskin's Perpetual was first raised in Brighton and produces large, long stemmed, bright red stalks which are juicy and hold good flavour. Very reliable and quick to establish, it is the only rhubarb that can be harvested late in the season (hence the "Perpetual"). Excellent for tarts, pies, jam, wine, forcing etc.
Rhubarb 'Victoria'English Rhubarb, Garden Rhubarb.
Heritage (English 1837) aka 'Queen Victoria'€1.75
Rhubarb Victoria was introduced by Joseph Myatt of Deptford in 1837. It is one of the easiest to raise from seed and can usually start to be harvested one year after sowing. It produces sweet, juicy, medium sized green stalks with green-red leaves. A popular forcing variety being extremely productive for years.
Strawberry 'Alexandria'Alpine Strawberry€2.00
This wonderful heritage variety of alpine Strawberry produces loads of little red strawberries that are bursting with flavour. Much sweeter than their traditional commercial cousins they possess a fine, old fashioned flavour. Plants have compact growth with few runners. An alpine Strawberry that is very hard to find, excellent for high altitude climates!
Strawberry 'European Woodland'Wild Strawberry, European Woodland Strawberry€1.85
The European woodland strawberry is the old fashioned wild strawberry once widely grown in gardens. Called 'Fraises des Bois' meaning literally Strawberries of the Forest, the compact plants give a good yield of small, intensely sweet little berries. A burst of true, scrumptious Strawberry that puts the taste of many bigger berries to shame.
Strawberry 'European Woodland', OrganicWild Strawberry, European Woodland Strawberry€2.25The woodland strawberry is the old fashioned wild strawberry, once widely grown in gardens prior to the introduction of commercial strawberry cultivars. Vigorous compact plants produce few runners and give a good yield of small, intensely sweet little berries. Organic Seed.
Strawberry Spinach, 'Strawberry Sticks'Strawberry Sticks, Beetberry, Strawbini€2.10'Strawberry Spinach' or 'Strawberry Sticks' is a curious plant that is enjoying something of a resurgence, The berries make a colourful and edible accent in the garden and in salads and the greens are deliciously edible in salads or as a pot herb.
Strawberry Spinach, 'Strawberry Sticks', OrganicStrawberry Sticks, Beetberry, Strawbini€2.95'Strawberry Spinach' or 'Strawberry Sticks' is a curious plant that is enjoying something of a resurgence, The berries make a colourful and edible accent in the garden and in salads and the greens are deliciously edible in salads or as a pot herb. Organic Seed.