Artichoke ‘Tavor’ is a vigorous re-selection of Green Globe that provides a much easier growing experience. A thornless green globe variety, this 'new' variety is fast growing, often cropping in the first year, and with improved cold tolerance it is more productive in subsequent years. Organic seed.
Black Beauty is an excellent quality variety producing sturdy plants that give high yields of 10 to 15cm glossy, purple-black, pear-shaped fruit. Early and prolifically it will crop in 78 days. Three plants will keep a family of four in aubergines from July until late autumn.
Aubergine 'Snowy' is an elegant snow-white eggplant with medium-thick skin and delicate sweet flavour. Early maturing and suitable for short summers, the sturdy plants are easy to grow and are adaptable to many growing conditions. This unusual variety produces cylindrical fruits with snowy white skin and flesh.
'Super Aquadulce' is highly prolific and easy to grow, and one of the most delicious in terms of flavour and texture. It can be sown anytime from autumn until spring and is universally recognised as being best hardy broad bean for an autumn sowing. 90 days.
Broad Bean 'Witkiem' shows excellent tolerance to cold weather and is perfect for early sowings. Early to mature, it is also suited to standard and late sowings and can be sown as late as May. It produces top quality white beans with around five per pod.
This French Bean may be dwarf but , oh la la – do they taste good! 'Maxi' is an outstanding variety producing high yields of long, slender pods that are stringless and full of flavour. Very easy to grow they give superb yields for a small amount of space, outlay and effort.
French Bean 'Speedy' is one of the earliest and quickest beans to produce crops and is especially suited to late sowings. They are ideal for growing in patio containers or the vegetable plot and can be sown from late May to July. Harvest 60 days June to October.
A prolific cropper, French Bean 'Cobra' is a black-seeded variety that produces beans ahead of most other varieties. With lovely pale violet flowers, this vegetable is pretty enough to grow in the ornamental garden, too. RHS AGM. Organic Seed.
With a host of accolades from amateurs and professionals alike, Runner Bean 'Enorma' is now also available in organic form. A purple seeded variety with red flowers. Early cropping, the smooth slender pods can grow to 50cm long. Harvest young to enjoy them at their most tender.
Scarlet Emperor is grown both for the flowers and the sweet pods. It produces large sprays of brilliant red flowers that contrast against deep green foliage. This easy-to-grow bean needs little tending to produce 38cm long, plump, juicy pods. Organic Seed.
White Emergo is a vigorous runner bean variety that is better able to withstand adverse weather conditions, producing prolific yields of long, slender pods. The beans are similar to a cannellini beans with a shape almost like a half moon, creamy white and deliciously plump.
Detroit 2 Bolivar is a classic, main-crop globe beetroot which produces excellent quality, smooth skinned globe beets with strong skin and flesh colour. It is a high yielding variety with good internal colouring and excellent taste.
Who would have thought that peeling and caramelising a few roots in the oven, would glorify this humble root vegetable to new heights? These golden beauties are an absolute delight, with a slightly honeyed taste. Use them baked sautéed, steamed or in soups. Organic Seed.
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.
Early Purple Sprouting Broccoli has been selected for its hardiness and flavour, it can be harvested over many weeks. It is one of the most flavoursome of vegetables, standing beside asparagus and globe artichokes. Sweet and delicate, it melts in the mouth. Organic Seeds.
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.
Cabbage 'Marner Large White' is a popular white ball cabbage. Sown February to April, for harvesting from late summer, it produces large, solid heads with tightly packed leaves. Sow February to April, for harvesting late summer to autumn.
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.
Autumn King is one of the best main crop carrot varieties, with a deep red colouring and long conical roots. A vigorous carrot with the potential to be the highest yielding of all, it resists greening and splitting so stores well left in the ground and is an excellent variety for storing.
‘Bambino’ is a baby carrot variety producing slender, cylindrical blunt roots with a very small core. Sweet tasting, with smooth skin and crisp texture. Bambino carrots are best pulled when only 10 to 15cm in length. Simply wash in cold water and they're ready to eat or cook.
Appreciated by gourmet cooks and upscale markets alike, the cylindrical stump-shaped roots of Carrot Berlicum have a crisp tenderness and fine carrot flavour. Resistant to alternaria, to splitting and with some autumn frost resistance, it also stores well.
'F1 Flyaway' is an excellent carrot fly resistant variety with cylindrical roots and a good blunt end. Perhaps most importantly, they are naturally succulent and sweet, with good skin and flesh colour. Crops early summer through to autumn. Organic seed now available.
Originating from Nantes in France, Nantes 2 is an excellent variety for early and successional crops producing uniform blunt-ended cylindrical roots. With good carrot fly resistance, it is virtually coreless with a tender texture and sweet flavour.