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  1. Leek 'Musselburgh'

    Leek 'Musselburgh'

    Midseason Leek. Heritage (1834)
    €1.75

    Leek Musselburgh is named for a coastal market town on the Firth of Forth. Introduced in 1834, it has remained popular ever since. It is extremely hardy and can be picked over winter from December to April when there is little else in the garden. A very hardy leek and a very dependable performer.

  2. Lettuce 'All Year Round'

    Lettuce 'All Year Round'

    Butterhead Lettuce.
    Heritage variety (pre 1870)
    €2.00

    As its name suggests, this classic butterhead lettuce can be the basis of fresh daily salads throughout the year. This is no 'supermarket' variety, but rather a proper lettuce with an exquisite flavour unavailable from anywhere but from your own vegetable patch.

  3. Cocarde is a very adaptable lettuce which can be grown in most climates and seasons.

    Lettuce 'Cocarde', Organic

    Oakleaf Lettuce
    €2.95

    Out of stock

    Lettuce Cocarde is a beautiful oak leaf type lettuce. Very adaptable, it can be grown in most climates and seasons and can be picked as required. The smooth deeply lobed, red leaves have a sweet taste and delicate melt-in-your-mouth texture. RHS AGM
  4. Lettuce 'Forellenschluss'

    Lettuce 'Forellenschluss'

    Romaine, Cos Lettuce
    Aka Freckles or Speckled Lettuce
    €2.25

    Lettuce ‘Forellenschluss’ is an Austrian heirloom, a romaine type that has the delicate taste and texture of a butterhead. The leaves have a crisp rib and beautiful red speckles, and while being extremely attractive in the salad bowl, it is the taste really should be emphasised - slightly sweet and very soft and fine in structure, it is absolutely gorgeous.

  5. Nothing can beat Lettuce 'Great Lakes' as a consistent producer of good-sized, crisp, round heads.

    Lettuce 'Great Lakes'

    Iceberg, Crisphead Lettuce
    Heritage (USA 1941)
    €1.75

    Nothing can beat this variety as a consistent producer of good-sized, crisp, round heads. Lettuce 'Great Lakes' is heat and cold tolerant and has a strong resistance to bolting and tip burn. It produces large, glistening, well-rounded heads, well-folded and fine-flavoured leaves with a crisp texture.

  6. “Green Salad Bowl” is a large fast growing rosette lettuce with long, light green, deep cut leaves.

    Lettuce 'Green Salad Bowl'

    Loose Leaf Lettuce
    Heritage variety (Introduced in 1952)
    €2.00
    Salad Bowl lettuce are amply named, one plant fills a salad bowl with no need to add other lettuces. “Green Salad Bowl” is an award winning variety that produces large, slow bolting, non-heading plants with sweet, succulent green leaves. N.I.A.B and RHS AGM.
  7. Lettuce 'Green Salad Bowl' is a large fast growing rosette lettuce with long, light green, deep cut leaves.

    Lettuce 'Green Salad Bowl' Organic

    Loose Leaf Lettuce
    Heritage variety (Introduced in 1952)
    €2.35
    Salad Bowl lettuce are amply named, one plant fills a salad bowl with no need to add other lettuces. “Green Salad Bowl” is an award winning variety that produces large, slow bolting, non-heading plants with sweet, succulent green leaves.
  8. This legendary lettuce was first introduced by Peter Henderson & Co. of New York around 1879

    Lettuce 'Henderson's Black Seeded Simpson' Organic

    Loose Leaf Lettuce
    Heritage variety (pre 1879)
    €2.00

    Out of stock

    Bright green and crumpled, with very crunchy leaves and an excellent sweet taste, ‘Henderson's Black Seeded Simpson’ is regarded by many as one of the best tasting loose-leaf lettuce varieties available. Fast growing and slow to bolt, it withstands heat, drought, and frost. Harvest for babyleaf or grow to maturity in just 45 days. Organic Seeds.
  9. There is little comparison between a shop bought Iceberg, and a home grown one. The flavour of  home grown makes it exceptional.

    Lettuce 'Iceberg'

    Iceberg, Crisphead Lettuce
    Heritage (1894)
    €2.00

    Icebergs are one of the most popular lettuces in the world. There is little comparison however, between a shop bought Iceberg, and a home grown one. Both retain that beautiful thick crispness of leaf, but it is the flavour of the home grown makes it exceptional. Fresh, crisp and ever so slightly sweet.

  10. Little Gem is a popular choice, and no wonder! It is dwarf and compact, producing sweet crisp, small-sized hearts with few outside leaves.

    Lettuce 'Little Gem'

    Romaine, Cos, Semi-Cos
    Heritage (1880's)
    €2.00
    Little Gem is a popular choice, and no wonder! It produces sweet crisp, small-sized hearts with few outside leaves. Quick to mature, dwarf and compact. It will tolerate hot weather and resists bolting and root aphid. It has also received an Accreditation from the NIAB.
  11. Marvel of Four Seasons is as tasty as it is beautiful, and it is a truly beautiful lettuce.

    Lettuce 'Marvel of Four Seasons'

    'Merveille des Quatre Saisons' Butterhead Lettuce.
    Heritage variety (French 1885)

    Starting at: €1.75

    This French butter-head lettuce is famous for its signature butter-head shape boasting the appearance of a bibb-type rosette with an array of beautiful colours ranging in bronze, gold, red and green. The “Four Seasons” will thrive in a range of climates and its texture always remains crisp and its taste unforgettable.

  12. With its ability to be harvested in extended seasons the “four seasons” will thrive in a range of climates.

    Lettuce 'Marvel of Four Seasons' Organic

    'Merveille des Quatre Saisons' Butterhead Lettuce.
    Heritage variety (French 1885)
    €2.20
    Also known as Merveille des Quatre Saisons this is a butter-head lettuce that is a true delight. With ruby toned leaves that encompass tightly folded green hearts it is as tasty as it is beautiful, and it is a truly beautiful lettuce. Organic Seed.
  13. Packed with tender, deep green leaves ‘Parris Island’ is more nutritious than other lettuce and a gourmet favorite.

    Lettuce 'Parris Island'

    Romaine or Cos
    Heritage (USA 1950)
    €2.00
    Parris Island produces an upright head of strong leaves with a distinctive crisp white midrib. Heat tolerant with fair bolt resistance, you can grow successive crops in spring and autumn and in mild coastal areas it can be grown year-round.
  14.  Red Salad Bowl is a large fast growing rosette lettuce with very pretty burgundy-green crimped leaves.

    Lettuce 'Red Salad Bowl'

    Loose Leaf Lettuce
    Heritage variety (Introduced in 1955)
    €2.00
    “Red Salad Bowl” is a large fast growing rosette lettuce with very pretty burgundy-red crimped leaves.This award winning variety produces large, slow bolting, non-heading plants with sweet, succulent leaves. Sow successionally from March to August for harvesting April to October.
  15. Red Salad Bowl is a large fast growing rosette lettuce with very pretty burgundy-green crimped leaves.

    Lettuce 'Red Salad Bowl' Organic

    Loose Leaf Lettuce
    Heritage variety (Introduced in 1955)
    €2.35

    Out of stock

    “Red Salad Bowl” is a large fast growing rosette lettuce with very pretty leaves.This award winning variety produces large, slow bolting, non-heading plants with sweet, succulent red leaves. Sow successionally from March to August for harvesting April to October.
  16. With perfect rosette shaped heads, the loosely formed leaves are deep green kissed with ruby red accents at the leaf tips.

    Lettuce 'Rougette de Montpellier'

    Mini Butterhead, aka Rougette Du Midi
    Heritage (France)
    €2.00

    Out of stock

    Rougette de Montpellier, a mini butterhead with perfect rosette shaped heads, has the soft, tender, butter-textured leaves with sweet, succulent flavour typical of Butterhead lettuces. Very hardy and resistant to frost, the loosely formed leaves are deep green kissed with ruby red accents at the leaf tips.

  17. Lettuce, 'Gustav's Salad'

    Lettuce, 'Gustav's Salad'

    Butterhead Lettuce.
    Heritage variety (1960's)
    €2.10

    Lettuce 'Gustav's Salad' is an heirloom butterhead variety that is compact and silky soft with a a delicious melt-in-the-mouth flavour. Upright, small and compact this sweet and buttery lettuce is reliable and perfect for growing where space might be limited. A new staple in the salad garden, the eating quality is of the next level.

  18. The Ogen Melon has a longstory of devoted connoisseurs.

    Melon 'Ogen'

    Desert Melon, aka Ha'Ogen
    Heritage (Israel 1950's)
    €2.75

    Out of stock

    With 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.
  19. Nasturtium 'Blue Pepe'
    €2.45

    Out of stock

    Nasturtium 'Blue Pepe' is a unique variety from Europe. A culinary variety, originally bred for the edible blue-green leaves and vivid dark red flowers. The flowers dress up a plate and pair sweetness and spice while the leaves deliver peppery punches.

  20. Okra 'Clemson Spineless' produces compact, strong plants that produce exceptional yields of tender, less fibrous pods over a longer season.

    Okra 'Clemson Spineless'

    Lady's Fingers. Heritage (1939 USA)
    €1.95

    Originally developed Clemson University, Okra 'Clemson Spineless' produces compact, strong plants that produce exceptional yields of tender, less fibrous pods over a longer season. This spineless variety is still the market standard today.

  21. Ailsa Craig is much loved by both home gardeners and exhibitors.

    Onion 'Ailsa Craig Prizewinner', Organic

    White Bulbing, Exhibition Onion.
    Heritage (English 1887)
    €2.45
    With outstanding quality and excellent keeping qualities, Ailsa Craig Prizewinner is much loved by both home gardeners and exhibitors producing weighty onions perfect for the kitchen or show bench. A heritage variety and great all-rounder, Ailsa Craig still takes some beating. Organic Seeds.
  22. Onion 'Cipolle di Tropea', Sweet Red Onion of Tropea

    Onion 'Cipolle di Tropea', Sweet Red Onion of Tropea

    Maincrop, Red Onion
    Heritage (Italian 1500's)
    €2.00

    Italy boasts many varieties of onion, but perhaps the most famous is Cipolla di Tropea. It can be sown in either autumn, September to October or in spring, late February to early April. The shape of its bulbs, the deep purple colour, its extraordinary sweetness, and its refined taste, make it one of the most interesting products in the entire Italian agriculture.

  23. A splendid carmine-red onion “Long de Florence Simane” is an old continental variety.

    Onion 'Long de Florence Simane'

    Maincrop, Continental Red Onion
    Rossa Lunga di Firenze, Heritage (Italian 1800's)
    €1.75
    A splendid carmine-red onion Long de Florence Simane is an old continental variety that is very popular in Europe. Elongated in shape, this maincrop variety can be picked still small and used raw sliced into salads or grown to maturity, they can be baked or roasted on skewers to retain their unusual 'bottle' shape.
  24. Onion 'Red Amposta'

    Onion 'Red Amposta'

    The Large Red/Bronze Onion of Amposta
    Heritage (Spanish 1800's)
    €1.75

    'Morada de Amposta' is a large sweet onion named after the small Spanish town of Amposta. A heritage variety that produces attractive red-bronze onions, not too hot, with a pleasant, exceptional sweetness typical of Spanish onions. The beautiful, large globes weigh around 200 to 250 grams.

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