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  1. Chioggia or Barabietola di Chioggia is a globe-shaped heirloom Italian variety, with a slightly flattened shape.

    Beetroot 'Tonda di Chioggia'

    Dolce di Chioggia or Barabietola di Chioggia
    Heritage (Italian 1840's)
    €1.62

    Chioggia or Barabietola di Chioggia is a globe-shaped heirloom Italian variety. With a rosy orange-pink outer skin and a distinctive dartboard pattern when cut, it is sometimes known as Bull’s Eye Beet or Candy Stripe Beet. Bands of white flesh alternate with bands of pink or rosy red.

  2. Chioggia or Barabietola di Chioggia is a globe-shaped heirloom Italian variety, with a slightly flattened shape.

    Beetroot 'Tonda di Chioggia' Organic

    Dolce di Chioggia or Barabietola di Chioggia
    Heritage (Italian 1840's)
    €2.10
    Barabietola di Chioggia is a globe-shaped heirloom Italian variety, grown today mainly for its unusual colouring, but it has a mild and sweet flavour. It can be sown from very early in the season until late and can be grown in raised beds or containers all year round.
  3. Egyptian Beetroot produces smooth skinned roots, often heart-shaped, with a deep red, tender and flavoursome flesh.

    Beetroot ‘Flat of Egypt’

    Early / Maincrop
    Heritage (1800's)
    €1.50

    “The old Egyptian turnip or flat-rooted beetroot has the best flavour but is scarce.” Bob Flowerdew. Beetroot 'Flat of Egypt’ is a very old heritage variety that produces smooth skinned roots, often heart-shaped, with a deep red, tender and flavoursome flesh.

  4. Italian Green Sprouting Calabrese is a lovely, old fashioned Broccoli variety

    Broccoli 'Italian Green Sprouting'

    Green Sprouting Broccoli
    Heritage (1918)

    This lovely, old fashioned Broccoli variety is a very disease resistant, very hardy and very prolific producer of large dark green heads. Italian Green Sprouting Broccoli is very easy to grow and will produce a number of good-size side shoots once the initial head is harvested.

  5. Italian Green Sprouting Calabrese is a lovely, old fashioned Broccoli variety

    Broccoli 'Italian Green Sprouting' Organic

    Green Sprouting Broccoli
    Heritage (1918)
    €2.10

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    This lovely, old fashioned Broccoli variety is a very disease resistant, very hardy and very prolific producer of large dark green heads. Italian Green Sprouting Broccoli is very easy to grow and will produce a number of good-size side shoots once the initial head is harvested.
  6. Broccoli raab, Rapini, Cima di Rapa

    Broccoli raab, Rapini, Cima di Rapa

    Broccoli Rabe, Broccoli di Rape, Rappi, Friariell
    Heritage (Italian 1930's)
    €1.50

    Flourishing famously in Mediterranean and Chinese cultures, elsewhere Raab is still a bit of a curiosity. Easy and fast growing, it can be useful as it comes ready when ordinary broccoli isn't available, but this isn't just a replacement for broccoli, it is a great vegetable in its own right.

  7. Broccoli Calabrese ‘Waltham’ was launched in 1950. It has been a favorite ever since. Organic Seeds

    Broccoli, Calabrese, 'Waltham' Organic

    Green Broccoli, Heading Broccoli
    Heritage (1950)
    €1.62
    Developed to withstand the cold of autumn and launched in 1950 ‘Waltham’ has been a favourite ever since. This green Calabrese type produces high yields on compact plants over a long autumn cropping period. Waltham is well known for its fine dark blue-green main head, but also for its exceptional side shoots. Organic Seed.
  8. A cultivar with a beautiful conical shape and sweet compact heart, and looking at its glorious shape ‘Ox Heart’ is the perfect name for it

    Cabbage 'Cuor di Bue Grosso'

    Early Autumn. Sweetheart Cabbage ‘Ox Heart’
    Heritage (Italian)
    €1.80

    Not all cabbages have the round shape that we usually find on the market. Cuor di Bue Grosso, literally translated means ‘Large Heart of the Ox’, a cultivar with a beautiful conical shape, large, firm, pointed hearts and sweet compact heart, and looking at its glorious shape ‘Ox Heart’ is the perfect name for it

  9. Cabbage "Durham Early" is probably one of the most well known and reliable spring cabbages

    Cabbage 'Durham Early'

    Early Spring. York or Sweetheart Cabbage
    Heritage (English circa 1850)
    €1.56

    Probably one of the most well known and reliable spring cabbages, Cabbage Durham Early produces dark green, medium-sized conical heads with good texture and tasty flavour. You can start harvesting particularly early in the season, and for delicious tender 'spring greens'.

  10. Best suited to April to June harvest, 'Winter Jewel' can also be used in other seasons and is ideal for successive sowings.

    Cabbage 'F1 Winter Jewel'

    Spring Cabbage
    €2.34

    Cabbage 'Winter Jewel' is a great spring cabbage, an outstanding introduction for overwinter production of evenly sized, smooth, dark leaved 'greens'. It has fantastic disease resistance giving a consistent crop throughout the year, left to mature it produces a head which can be eaten like a sweetheart cabbage.

  11. Cabbage ‘Filderkraut’ it is a medium-late pointed cabbage with a high sugar content.

    Cabbage 'Filderkraut' Organic

    Pointed Cabbage
    Heritage (German circa 1700's)
    €1.98
    Cabbage ‘Filderkraut’ it is a medium-late pointed cabbage. The point is coreless, making it very easy to cut fine shreds and it has a smooth and somewhat sweeter taste in comparison to other varieties, making it one of the very best sauerkraut or coleslaw cabbages there is. Organic Seeds.
  12. A very old variety of cabbage ‘Glory of Enkhuizen’ is an excellent, easy to grow, early variety that was originally bred in 1899.

    Cabbage 'Glory of Enkhuizen'

    Autumn / Winter Cabbage
    Heritage (Dutch, bred in 1899)

    A traditional autumn maturity variety, Cabbage ‘Glory of Enkhuizen’ is an excellent variety that was originally bred in 1899. The medium-large, hard round heads are light green in colour, used in slaws, salads, soups and stir fries, it is a good keeper, ideal for storage, and for kraut.

  13. Cabbage 'Golden Acre, Earliest of All'

    Cabbage 'Golden Acre, Earliest of All'

    Summer Cabbage.
    Heritage (Denmark, Pre 1927)
    €1.62

    Golden Acre is an excellent early summer variety ball head cabbage. With small to medium-sized green solid heads on compact plants. Ideal for confined areas, it can be grown at 30cm spacings. This heritage variety gives excellent small heads of first rate quality and flavour.

  14. With their characteristic blue-green leaf colour, January King is one of the best varieties for winter use.

    Cabbage 'January King No 3'

    Winter Cabbage
    Heritage variety (French 1800's)
    €1.50
    Cabbage 'January King' is one of the best varieties for winter use. With their characteristic blue-green leaf colour with a red tinge they are well adapted, withstanding frost and winter rain and remain crisp and crunchy with excellent colour.
  15. Cabbage 'Kalibos' is a pointed cabbage variety with distinctive red leaves.

    Cabbage 'Kalibos'

    Late Summer to Autumn
    €1.98

    Cabbage 'Kalibos' is a pointed cabbage variety with distinctive red leaves. For late summer and autumn cutting. A delicious cabbage that has a high sugar content, making it the perfect variety for shredding raw into salads for superb sweetness, crunch and colour.

  16. Cabbage 'Ormskirk' produces deep blue-green outer crinkly leaves and a pale green centre.

    Cabbage 'Ormskirk'

    Savoy Cabbage, Winter Savoy
    Heritage (England 1899)
    €1.50

    Savoy cabbage ‘Ormskirk’ is a very old heritage variety, it gives a fine head of cabbage, solid in the centre with deep blue-green outer crinkly leaves and a pale green centre. It matures from November and can be harvested through to March and beyond.

  17.  Cabbage ‘Red Drumhead’ is a popular deep red heirloom variety.

    Cabbage 'Red Drumhead'

    Autumn / Winter Cabbage
    Heritage (1860's)
    €1.86

    Cabbage ‘Red Drumhead’ is a popular deep red heirloom variety which produces densely packed leafy heads with dark red, solid hearts in late summer through to Christmas. This old hardy variety from the 1860s is easy to grow, stores well and is remarkably tasty and sweet.

  18.  Cabbage ‘Red Drumhead’ is a popular deep red heirloom variety.

    Cabbage 'Red Drumhead' Organic

    Autumn / Winter Cabbage
    Heritage (1860's)
    €1.92
    Cabbage ‘Red Drumhead’ is a popular deep red variety which produces densely packed leafy heads with dark red, solid hearts in late summer through to Christmas. This old hardy heirloom variety is easy to grow, stores well and is remarkably tasty and sweet.
  19. Cabbage 'Tête Noire' is a reliable round-headed variety that yields dark purple heads that are crisp, crunchy and sweet.

    Cabbage 'Tête Noire'

    Red Drumhead Cabbage
    €1.62

    Cabbage 'Tête Noire'is the traditional French variety of red cabbage. Sown March to May for harvesting from August though to November, this round-headed variety reliably produces dark purple heads that are crisp, crunchy and sweet.

  20. Cabbage ‘Vertus’ produces rounded heads of finely blistered, dark green ruffled leaves

    Cabbage 'Vertus' Organic

    Savoy Cabbage, Winter Savoy
    €1.98
    Savoy cabbage ‘Vertus’ produces heads of finely blistered, dark green ruffled leaves that have a sweet, subtle flavour. This mid-late, frost hardy variety produces cabbages that have the ability to withstand even severe cold weather. Sow April to early June, harvest October to February. Organic Seeds.
  21. Cabbage 'Violaceo di Verona' is a cross between a savoy and a white cabbage, with dark green and violet leaves.

    Cabbage 'Violaceo di Verona'

    Savoy and white cabbage cross.
    Heritage (Italy 1900's)
    €1.74

    Cabbage 'Violaceo di Verona' is a winter Savoy cabbage from Northern Italy. A cross between a savoy and a white cabbage, with dark green and violet leaves. Frost hardy and and long standing it can be harvested from July until mid-winter with successional sowings.

  22. Cabbage ‘Wheelers Imperial’ produces firm, well-flavoured, pointed, tender hearts for a spring harvest.

    Cabbage 'Wheelers Imperial'

    Spring. York or Sweetheart Cabbage
    Heritage (English circa 1844)
    €1.14

    Cabbage ‘Wheelers Imperial’ is a traditional heritage variety that produces solidly pointed layers of dark green leaves which form compact, heart shaped heads. Although a Victorian variety, it remains one of the best varieties for autumn sowing to stand the winter for harvesting in spring.

  23. Chantenay is a popular small, sweet variety of carrot with orange-red flesh and a fine crisp texture.

    Carrot 'Chantenay 2 Red Cored'

    Maincrop & Successional
    Heritage (1932)
    €1.50

    Chantenay is deservedly well known, a popular small variety of carrot with orange-red flesh and a fine crisp texture. A premium all purpose, intermediate, stump-rooted variety, with broad shoulders and a blunt tip. With a good, sweet flavour, they taste as carrots used to taste.

  24. Originating from Nantes in France, Nantes 2 is suitable as both “second early” and as a “maincrop”.

    Carrot 'Nantes 2'

    Second Early & Maincrop
    Heritage (1927)

    Early Nantes 2 An excellent variety for early and successional crops producing uniform blunt-ended cylindrical roots. With good carrot fly resistance, it matures in 110 days in a warm climate and reaches an average size of 15cm. Ideal for freezing. Sow February to August, harvest in June to October .

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