Carrot 'Autumn King'Maincrop / Late variety€2.00Unless you have tasted the stunning sweetness of a carrot pulled from your own garden in the dead of winter you haven’t really tasted a carrot. This favourite of home gardeners can be grown as a maincrop or late variety and is an excellent variety for storing.
Carrot 'Autumn King' OrganicMaincrop / Late variety€2.45Autumn 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.
Carrot 'Berlicum'Second Early & Maincrop
Heritage (1927)€2.00Famously named after the town in the Netherlands from where it originated, Carrot Berlicum is a long, cylindrical shaped, stump rooted type of carrot, suitable for maincrop production. It has good colour and texture, a high sugar content, fine carrot flavour and a crisp tenderness.
Carrot 'F1 Napoli' OrganicExtra early variety, Early Nantes type.€2.95This is the extra early carrot that organic gurus rave about. With incredibly sweet flavour and uniform growth, carrot 'Napoli F1' has assumed cult status with growers. Sow in August in a raised bed or beneath a cloche, and experience the full flavour of winter 'candy carrots'. Organic Seeds.
Carrot 'F1 Resistafly'Maincrop / Late variety€2.20
Recent carrot breeding has concentrated on root fly resistance, Carrot 'F1 Resistafly' is the newest variety. The hybrid is unique in its high carotene concentration. Growing 16 to 18cm in length, it is excellent maincrop to late season variety. Sweet and juicy the taste qualities are astonishing.
Carrot 'Heirloom Mixture' OrganicFour Colourful Varieties€2.55With their compelling health benefits and a thumbs-up from taste testers, colourful vareities of carrots have quickly established themselves to be de rigueur for both home growers and market gardeners. This season we are offering a mix of four rare and unusual, heirloom varieties. Organic Seeds.
Carrot 'Nantes 2'Second Early & Maincrop
Heritage (1927)€1.95Early 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 .
Carrot 'Nantes 2' OrganicSecond Early & Maincrop
Heritage (1927)€2.10Originating 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.
Carrot 'Purple Dragon'Maincrop€2.35
Launched in 2005, Purple carrots caused a great stir at grower's and farmers markets. With compelling health benefits and a thumbs-up from taste testers they have quickly established themselves as an interesting choice of many home growers. 'Purple Dragon' has a beautiful purple skin, the deep velvety exterior gives way to a starburst of brilliant orange at the core.
Celtuce, 'Wo Sun'Stem, Celery, Asparagus or Chinese lettuce.€1.55
With a unique combination of characteristics, Celtuce is named after its celery-like stalks and lettuce-like leaves. The flavours are mild and delicate. The crispy and tender stalks are stir-fried or used in soups while the leaves are used in salads or cooked like spinach.
Chard, Swiss Chard 'Canary Yellow'Leaf Beet€1.60
Swiss Chard is a good choice for the beginner or busy gardener, it will give you tasty spinach type leaves for up to 12 months from a single sowing. 'Canary Yellow' has an upright growth, they plants can also be used as an ornamental plant. Deliciously succulent, they are worth growing for the colour alone.
Chard, Swiss Chard 'Lucullus'Leaf Beet, Heritage (Italian 1914)€1.75Swiss Chard 'Lucullus' is a particularly prolific variety which produces wonderful crumpled green leaves with white mid-rib and veins. Particular heat and cold tolerant and very easy to grow, it gives a good source of greens for much of the growing season.
Chervil 'Fijne Krul', OrganicHerb of Joy, Gourmet's Parsley.€2.10Take a walk on the mild side with delicate, subtle, elegant Chervil. 'Fijne Krul', or 'Fine Curled' Chervil has been cultivated in France for centuries, known as Cerfeuil it is swirled, whisked and folded into classic French dishes, but it's much too good to leave to the other side of the Channel. Organic Seed.
Chervil, Plain Leaf 'Massa'Brusseler Winter€1.85
Chervil 'Massa' has a sophisticated yet gentle, aniseedy warmth. It is a dark green selection with smooth leaves and good plant vigour, it has better cold tolerance than standard Chervil and is used for autumn sowings, it also bolts much later.
Chicory, Belgian Endive 'Brussels Witloof'Perle du Nord.
Heritage (Belgium 18th C.)€1.75
Famous for the forced, blanched heads or ‘chichons’ that are loved by gourmets Chicory 'Brussels Witloof' is the traditional finely-textured variety used for forcing. With a delicious, tangy, unique flavour, it is very easy to grow and produces one of the finest tasting winter vegetables.
Chicory, Radicchio 'Palla Rossa 3'Chicory / Radicchio€1.50Italian Chicory, or Radicchio 'Palla Rosso' from Chioggia in Italy is a reliable radicchio that forms a gorgeous, firm, round, dark-red and white head which appears like a jewel when you pull aside the tattered clump of outside green leaves.
Chicory, Radicchio 'Palla Rossa 3' OrganicChicory / Radicchio€2.00'Palla Rossa 3' from Chioggia in Italy, is known for its compactness, size and flavour. A very reliable radicchio, it is fairly easy to grow in that it consistently forms nice heads, yet can also be forced. It has probably the greatest colour contrast of the red radicchios.
Chicory, Radicchio 'Rossa di Treviso'Chicory / Radicchio, Early variety.
Heritage (Italian 18th C.)€1.75
The classic tall Italian radicchio. Upright with red and white striped leaves with large pure white stems. Highly prized, this flavoursome early variety is grown in the Treviso area in winter and is eaten, root and all, simply pan fried or grilled. It has high resistance to cold.
Chicory, Radicchio 'Variegata di Castelfranco'Chicory / Radicchio, Late variety.
Heritage (Italian 18th C.)€1.75
‘Variegata di Castelfranco’ has a beautiful form with wavy leaves that are flecked with purple. It is one of the hardiest and easiest to grow at any time in the year. Traditionally sown in mid to late summer, the harvest begins in December and lasts well into winter.
Choy Sum 'Fuubi'Choi Sum, Yi Choy, Flowering Cabbage€2.10
One of the most instantly recognisable vegetables in Cantonese cuisine. Choy Sum ‘Fuubi’ is one of the most uniform and productive, widely grown by the specialist producers of this crop. This slow flowering, late maturing variety is tolerant of low temperatures. It has good holding ability with deep green leaves and a quality stem that is smooth and fleshy.
Choy Sum 'Gunsho'Choi Sum, Yi Choy, Flowering Cabbage€1.95
Choy Sum is one of the most popular vegetables in China and is now also widely used in the western world. With tender, delicious stems and flower buds, the flavour can be described as midway between cabbage and spinach. Choy Sum 'Gunsho' is a vigorous and productive 80 day type.
Choy Sum 'Purple Stem'Choi Sum, Yi Choy, Flowering Cabbage€2.05
Instantly recognisable in Cantonese cuisine. Choy Sum 'Purple Stem' is an absolute fabulous vegetable. You use the whole plant: Flowers, buds, leaves and stems, and if allowed to mature and bolt, yellow flowers will shoot and the plant becomes sweeter and more succulent.
Coriander, Cilantro 'Slobolt'Chinese, Mexican or Indian Parsley€2.00
Coriander 'Slobolt' is a variety for leaf production that is resistant to bolting and running to seed. It isn't a hard plant to grow and of course, fresh herbs and spices have far better flavours than dried ones. Home grown herbs are infinitely superior, the difference can be quite startling.
Coriander, Cilantro, 'Calypso'Chinese, Mexican or Indian Parsley€2.25Coriander 'Calypso' is a slow bolting British-bred bred variety. It boasts to be the slowest bolting variety available. The bulky plants provide a high leaf yield and have an extremely low growing point so can be cut back and allowed to re-grow at least three times throughout summer.