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  1. Sweet Pepper California Wonder is a widely adapted standard variety that is a favorite with gardeners.

    Pepper, Sweet Pepper 'Californian Wonder'

    Bell Pepper
    Heritage (USA, Introduced 1928)

    Californian Wonder is the widely adapted standard variety, a favorite with gardeners and for commercial production. It consistently produces large yields of blocky, four-lobed thick-walled fruit that is mild and sweet, tender and flavourful. Perfect for salads, to stir-fries, grilling or stuffing.

  2. The name of this Italian heirloom translates as ‘Horn of the Bull’, a tribute to this Sweet Peppers' full, tapered shape.

    Pepper, Sweet Pepper 'Corno di Toro Giallo'

    ‘Horn of the Bull’. Heritage (Italian)
    €1.62
    Corno di Toro Giallo peppers have thin skin and thick walls and ripen to a golden-yellow. With a sweet, crisp, full-bodied flavour they are so popular that they have spawned an almost fanatical following.
  3. The name of this Italian heirloom translates as ‘Horn of the Bull’, a tribute to this Sweet Peppers' full, tapered shape.

    Pepper, Sweet Pepper 'Corno di Toro Rosso'

    ‘Horn of the Bull’. Heritage (Italian)
    €1.62
    With a sweet, crisp, full-bodied flavour and a full, tapered shape, the gorgeous deep crimson sweet pepper ‘Horn of the Bull’ grow up to 25cm long. These uncommon peppers are a traditional favorite of Italy. Suitable for the greenhouse or outdoors.
  4. Popular since the 1920s, this is the golden version of the red California Wonder.

    Pepper, Sweet Pepper 'Golden Californian Wonder'

    Bell Pepper
    Heritage (USA, Introduced 1928)
    €1.50

    'Golden Californian Wonder' is the widely adapted standard variety, a favorite with gardeners and widely used for commercial production. The plant does well in both cool and warm weather. It consistently produces large yields of blocky, four-lobed thick-walled fruit that is mild and sweet, tender and flavourful.

  5. Popular since the 1920s, this is the golden version of the red California Wonder.

    Pepper, Sweet Pepper 'Golden Californian Wonder', Organic

    Bell Pepper
    Heritage (USA, Introduced 1928)
    €1.98

    Out of stock

    'Golden Californian Wonder' is the golden version of the green-red Californian Wonder. The plant does well in both cool and warm weather, is medium tall with good foliage cover. Each plant produces 4 to 5 wonderfully sweet golden-yellow peppers. Organic Seed.
  6. Dependable and delicious, ‘Jimmy Nardello’ is a highly prized heirloom pepper used in Italian cooking.
    €2.34
    'Dependable and delicious, ‘Jimmy Nardello’ is a highly prized heirloom pepper used in Italian cooking. Recently rated as the sweetest non-bell pepper, the plant does well in most areas and is very prolific, with the fruit being one of the sweetest and most palatable varieties that you can find. Organic Seed.
  7. Pumpkin 'Musquée de Provence'

    Pumpkin 'Musquée de Provence'

    Fairy Tale Pumpkin, Winter Squash,
    Heritage (French 1800's)
    €1.86

    Looking exactly like fairy tale pumpkins in children’s storybooks, Musquée de Provence is a gorgeous French pumpkin that is one of the only pumpkins that is eaten raw. Sweet with a light crunch and typical nutty taste, the very fine-grained flesh is considered by many to be superior to any other.

  8. With its inky black skin and pure white flesh, the Black Spanish radish represents a particular specialty.

    Radish 'Black Spanish Round'

    Winter Radish.
    Heritage variety (Europe 1558)
    €1.50

    The Black Spanish radish is a unique variety with a inky black, thick skin that resembles that of a rhinoceros. But that craggy, tough exterior is what protects the tender, spicy, crisp, pure-white flesh. They are reliable, last forever in the garden and in storage, and are one of the easiest things you will ever grow.

  9. With its inky black skin and pure white flesh, the Black Spanish radish represents a particular specialty.

    Radish 'Black Spanish Round' Organic

    Winter Radish.
    Heritage variety (Europe 1558)
    €1.98
    Radishes are a particularly varied group. Many vary greatly from the crisp, magenta balls that we are used to serving on our salad plates, to the Black Spanish radish which represents a particular specialty. We are, at long last now to be able to offer Organic Seed.
  10. French Breakfast 3 is a solid, sweet, cylindrical shape that sports crimson shoulders and a white tip.

    Radish 'French Breakfast 3'

    Heritage variety (Introduced before 1885)
    French Breakfast 3 is a solid, sweet, cylindrical shaped radish that sports crimson shoulders and a white tip. Quick-growing with crisp, tender roots and a sweet mild flavour. Suitable for planting from spring through to autumn even on the smallest city lot.
  11. French Breakfast 3 is a solid, sweet, cylindrical shape that sports crimson shoulders and a white tip.

    Radish 'French Breakfast 3' Organic

    Heritage variety (Introduced before 1885)
    €1.98
    French Breakfast 3 is an excellent all-purpose variety for successional sowing from late spring, for harvest in early summer, right the way through to autumn. A favourite among French market gardeners, who considered it both attractive and tasty. They are ready to eat in just 20 or 30 days. Organic Seeds.
  12. Radish 'Long White Icicle' is a uniform strain which forms long pure snow-white roots.

    Radish 'Long White Icicle'

    Heritage variety. (China, Introduced 1540)
    €1.32

    Radish 'Long White Icicle' is a uniform strain which forms long, pure snow-white roots. The white flesh is crisp and mild and less pungent than that of the round varieties, they have a spice that warms the tongue, but doesn’t bite back. Very easy to grow and ready for harvest only 25 days after planting,

  13. Radish 'Long White Icicle' is a uniform strain which forms long pure snow-white roots.

    Radish 'Long White Icicle', Organic

    Heritage variety. (China, Introduced 1540)
    €1.50
    Radish 'Long White Icicle' is a lovely white spring radish, that is ready for harvest in only 25 days. Plant a small crop every two weeks to guarantee a continuous harvest. Perfect for folks who want a crop in hand by the time the first robin sings. Organic Seed.
  14. Radish ‘China Rose’ produces long, tapering roots with attractive rosy pink skins and crisp, pure white flesh.

    Radish ‘China Rose’

    Heritage variety. (China, Introduced 1850)
    €1.32

    Radish ‘China Rose’ is a traditional winter hardy variety that produces long, tapering roots with attractive rosy pink skins and crisp, pure white flesh. Its cylindrical roots grow 15 to 20cm long and add flavour to winter salads. The leaves can also be added to salads and stir fries.

  15. Rhubarb Champagne is easy to grow, reliable and early. It is one of the best varieties for both experienced and new gardeners.

    Rhubarb 'Champagne'

    English Rhubarb, Garden Rhubarb.
    €1.74

    Though an old variety, Rhubarb Champagne is easy to grow, reliable and early. It is one of the best varieties for both experienced and new gardeners. It is a popular mid season variety producing long scarlet stems that have a deliciously sweet taste and a flavour described as ‘winey'.

  16. Rhubarb Victoria is one of the easiest Rhubarbs to raise from seed and can usually start to be harvested one year after sowing.

    Rhubarb 'Victoria'

    English Rhubarb, Garden Rhubarb.
    Heritage (English 1837) aka 'Queen Victoria'
    €1.50

    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.

  17. Rhubarb Victoria is one of the easiest Rhubarbs to raise from seed and can usually start to be harvested one year after sowing.

    Rhubarb 'Victoria' Organic

    English Rhubarb, Garden Rhubarb.
    Heritage (English 1837) aka 'Queen Victoria'
    €2.22
    Rhubarb Victoria is one of the easiest Rhubarbs to raise from seed and can usually start to be harvested one year after sowing. Producing sweet, juicy, medium sized green stalks, it is a popular variety being extremely productive for years. Organic Seed.
  18. The root of Root Parsley Hamburg can be left in the ground all winter and dug up as and when your Sunday roast requires.

    Root Parsley, Hamburg 'Berliner' Organic

    Dutch Rooted Parsnip, Halflange
    Heritage (Germany 16th C.)
    €2.10

    Out of stock

    Hamburg Parsley 'Berliner' has edible large flat, parsley-like leaves but should not be confused with common curly parsley or Italian flat leaf parsley, as neither produce edible roots. It is a specific variety grown for as a root vegetable rather than an herbaceous green. Organic Seeds.
  19. The root of Root Parsley Hamburg can be left in the ground all winter and dug up as and when your Sunday roast requires.

    Root Parsley, Hamburg 'Half-Long'

    Dutch Rooted Parsnip, Halflange
    Heritage (Germany 16th C.)
    €1.50

    Root Parsley Hamburg is an off-beat, dual purpose vegetable that deserves to be better known. The root can be left in the ground all winter and dug up as and when your Sunday roast requires and the luxury of having plenty of leaves to snip from the garden in winter can’t be overstated.

  20. French or Buckler-leaf sorrel has much smaller leaves and a slightly milder flavour than the broad leaf form.

    Sorrel 'De Belleville' French Sorrel

    French Sorrel
    Heritage (French 1730's)
    €1.50

    Sorrel De Belleville is a small French cultivar. It is hardy and well-proven to be productive under almost any conditions with an excellent lemon flavour. One of the earliest green crops and embarrassingly easy to grow, it needs no attention other than when you want to eat it.

  21. The oldest cultivated sorrel still extant is ‘Belleville,’ domesticated in France during the 1730's.

    Sorrel 'De Belleville' French Sorrel, Organic

    French Sorrel
    Heritage (French 1730's)
    €1.98
    Sorrel De Belleville is a small French cultivar. It is hardy and well-proven to be productive under almost any conditions with an excellent lemon flavour. One of the earliest green crops and embarrassingly easy to grow, it needs no attention other than when you want to eat it. Organic Seed.
  22. Squash 'Futtsu Black Early'

    Squash 'Futtsu Black Early'

    Black Futsu Winter Squash,
    Heritage (Japan 1800's)
    €2.10

    Blocky, deeply ribbed and extremely bumpy, for most of the season they are a gorgeous dark green to charcoal black, but in autumn 'Futtsu Black Early' mature in a fascinating metamorphosis, to a grey-bloomed dusty orange. Harvest in the midst of their transformation for funky autumn displays or wait for them to ripen completely for maximum flavour, nutty and sweet with hints of chestnut.

  23.  'Marina di Chioggia' is a very old Italian Heirloom variety

    Squash 'Marina di Chioggia'

    Winter Squash, Zucca Barucca, Zucca Santa
    Heritage (Italian 1600's)
    €1.86

    This very old Italian Heirloom rustic variety originates near Venice and is considered the King of Italian Squashes. Round, short, and squat in shape, the dark green to grey-blue skin has slight, vertical ridging and is almost completely covered in bumps. When cooked, Marina di Chioggia squash is tender and sweet with nutty flavours.

  24. Strawberry "Alexandria" are much sweeter than their traditional commercial cousins and possess a fine, old fashioned flavour.

    Strawberry 'Alexandria'

    Alpine Strawberry
    €1.98

    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!

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