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.
Four Colourful Varieties€2.55
Out of stockWith 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.
Maincrop & Successional
Heritage (Japan 1950's)€2.25
Carrot ‘Kuroda’ is a refined Chantenay strain that is widely adaptable, suitable for growth almost everywhere. Producing high quality, uniform roots of great flavour, it is highly tolerant to heat and thrives in even the poorest of soils, use as a main crop for enormous yields that mature late in the season, Kuroda keeps well in cold storage and is an awesome juicer.
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 .Second Early & Maincrop
Out of stockOriginating 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.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.Winter Cauliflower.
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'Autumn Giant' is a well-known and respected maincrop cauliflower with large dense white curds which are thoroughly protected by the leaves. Sow in mid spring for an autumn harvest, or late spring, for a winter harvest.Romanesco broccoli, Calabrese romanesco, Broccoflower.
Heritage (Northern Italy)€2.00One of the most beautiful vegetables and a true Objet d'Art. Each complex, symmetrical head features whorls of chartreuse green florets, in a complex, bewitching design, an amazing example of phyllotaxis - the fractal patterning that appears in nature.Cutting or Soup Celery. Chinese Kintsai€2.00
Cutting celery or Leaf celery is the type that is used in Europe. It looks similar to parsley but tastes like regular stalk celery, but with a slightly stronger, herbier taste. It is a darker green, with thin, rounded, flexible stalks and curly, aromatic leaves; it is much easier to grow than its big brother.Cutting or Soup Celery. Chinese Kintsai€2.70
Out of stockCutting celery or Leaf celery is the type that is used in Europe. It looks similar to parsley but tastes like regular stalk celery, but with a slightly stronger, herbier taste. It is a darker green, with thin, rounded, flexible stalks and curly, aromatic leaves; it is much easier to grow than its big brother. Organic Seed.Zwolsche Krul€2.20
While there are now several varieties of leaf celery, one of the most popular is Par-Cel. Resembling curled parsley with the flavour of celery., this Dutch heirloom can be difficult to find in most grocers. Originated from Holland, it was dispersed by German settlers, which is why it is also known as Zwolsche Krul.Leaf Beet, Ruby Chard€2.00With more colours than Joseph’s Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Bright Lights is one of the best looking vegetables around. The stems are a veritable rainbow of colours. One of the easiest of vegetables to grow. RHS AGM and an AAS winner.Leaf Beet, Ruby Chard€2.45With more colours than Joseph’s Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Bright Lights is one of the best looking vegetables around. The stems are a veritable rainbow of colours. One of the easiest of vegetables to grow. RHS AGM and an AAS winner. Organic Seeds.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.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.Leaf Beet, Ruby Chard.€2.00Swiss Chard is probably the most under appreciated of all vegetables. One of the easiest of all vegetables to grow with a long cropping season, it tolerates poor soil and inattention. With crimson-stemmed leaves, it makes a striking contrast in any salad.Leaf Beet, Ruby chard€2.35Worth growing for the colour alone, Red Chard will give tasty spinach type leaves for up to 12 months from a single sowing. It is a good choice for the beginner or busy gardener. The striking deep green leaves with red veins are a beautiful addition to any garden.Herb 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.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.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€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€2.00
Out of stock'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, 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, 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.