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  1. “Palla Rossa 3” from Chioggia in Italy, is a very reliable radicchio.
    Italian 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.
  2. Palla Rossa 3 is a premium Italian selection and the deepest red in colour.
    €1.86
    '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.
  3. Highly prized, this flavoursome late variety is grown in the Treviso area in winter.

    Chicory, Radicchio 'Rossa di Treviso'

    Chicory / Radicchio, Early variety.
    Heritage (Italian 18th C.)
    €1.74

    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.

  4. 'Variegata di Castelfranco' has a fresh and a delicate taste that is sweet to pleasantly bitter and a crisp texture that makes this chicory so special.

    Chicory, Radicchio 'Variegata di Castelfranco'

    Chicory / Radicchio, Late variety.
    Heritage (Italian 18th C.)
    €1.74

    ‘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.

  5. Chinese or Napa cabbage ‘Granet’ produces large closed heads of crisp, light green leaves.

    Chinese Cabbage, Napa 'Granet' Organic

    Wong Bok or Mandarin Cabbage.
    Heritage (China 14th C.)
    €2.22
    Chinese or Napa cabbage ‘Granet’ produces large closed heads of crisp, light green leaves. This relatively fast-growing plant is sweet and mild and can be eaten raw in salads or cooked in the usual way. It is also suitable for steaming and for inclusion in the famous fermented Kimchi. Organic Seeds.
  6. Chinese Cabbage, Napa 'Wong Bok'

    Chinese Cabbage, Napa 'Wong Bok'

    Napa cabbage, Mandarin Cabbage.
    Heritage (China 14th C.)
    €1.86

    'Wong Bok' is a tender, sweet tasting, hearted-type of Chinese cabbage. Growing this fast growing cabbage is simplicity itself. Plant the seeds, stand back and once the secondary leaves appear you are a mere 30 days away from mealtime. This vegetable growing season promises to be very rewarding.

  7. Vit is an easy to grow, vigorous variety for spring and autumn crops.

    Corn Salad, Lamb's Lettuce 'Vit'

    Mâche, Lambs Tongue
    €1.74

    Out of stock

    Vit is an easy to grow, vigorous variety for spring and autumn crops. This French variety is mildew-resistant with long, oval, glossy green leaves which form a heavy bunch, They have a tender, delicate nutty, minty flavour. An excellent winter gap filler, both in the vegetable garden and at the dining table.

  8. Vit is an easy to grow, vigorous variety for spring and autumn crops.
    €1.98

    Out of stock

    In France this humble plant is called la mâche and enjoys an elevated gourmet status. Vit is an easy to grow, vigorous variety. Mildew-resistant with long, oval, glossy green leaves with a tender, delicate nutty, minty flavour. Organic Seed.
  9. This tasty vegetable has succulent leaves which are a staple ingredient for winter salads; they can also be cooked like spinach.
    €1.38
    Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit, 'Coquille de Louvier' is an especially cold tolerant refined French cultivar. The long, oval, green leaves are never bitter, with a unique, nutty, delicate, sweet buttery flavour which compliments stronger, tart greens in salad mixes.
  10. Corn Salad, Lambs Lettuce 'Verte de Cambrai'

    Corn Salad, Lambs Lettuce 'Verte de Cambrai'

    Mâche, Lambs Tongue
    Heritage variety (French)
    €1.50

    Corn Salad 'Verte de Cambrai' is a traditional old French variety, the compact plants have good colour and small leaf shape. It is among the softest and most tender of all greens, the leaves have a sweet buttery flavour which almost melt in the mouth.

  11. Crambe maritima 'Lilywhite'

    Crambe maritima 'Lilywhite'

    Seakale, Wildflower of Britain and Ireland
    Ancient Crop.
    €2.58
    Crambe maritima is a lovely dual purpose plant. This delicacy from the olden days has a unique delicate flavour, forced Seakale is a real delicacy. In the garden, it can be grown as an eye-catching and fragrant border plant. It has perhaps the most beautiful of all large glaucous leaves.
  12. Greek Cress has a more pronounced, sweet nutty flavour with a slightly spicy kick and lingering peppery taste.

    Cress: Greek Cress

    Cress, Microleaf
    €1.50

    I don't really see the point of growing cress only to scythe it down when it's barely got going, and I'm moderately confident that, once you've tried the grown-up version, neither will you. With a sweet nutty flavour with a slightly spicy kick and lingering peppery taste, Greek Cress is one of the finest selections available.

  13. Cress: Land Cress

    Cress: Land Cress

    American Cress or Upland Cress
    €1.50

    Once very popular for winter salads, Land Cress has the same pungent nip that Watercress does but can be grown directly in the garden. Leaf production is at it's highest during the summer and autumn, but it will happily carry on growing right through the winter. It deserves to be far more widely grown.

  14. Cress: Watercress

    Cress: Watercress

    European watercress.
    €1.50

    Watercress has risen to a starring role in elaborate culinary preparations and is as beneficial for the health as much as the palate. This highly nutritious aquatic herb has a lovely mustardy bite most commonly served raw as a garnish or as part of a salad.

  15. Somewhere between asparagus and seaweed in flavour, Rock Samphire has the thrill of a mermaid’s kiss.

    Crithmum maritimum ‘Rock Samphire’

    True Samphire, Sea Fennel
    €2.94

    For centuries, Samphire was food for the poor, free to those who picked it, usually ordinary people living by the sea. It is ironic that today it is regarded as a specialty food and is often served with an accompanying price tag. Somewhere between asparagus and seaweed in flavour, Rock Samphire has the thrill of a mermaid’s kiss.

  16. Many still regard dandelions as pests and only want to kill them. Italian, French and Greeks, however, prefer to eat them.

    Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale

    Dandelion, Clockflower, Tell-The-Time, Blowball, Puffball, Priests Crown
    €1.14

    Dandelion is reviled by lawn manicurists yet, like Burdock, it is one of the most esteemed herbs in healing, the benefits are endless. The young raw leaves can be used in salads or cooked as a vegetable, the leaves contain more iron than spinach and are a excellent source of vitamins.

  17. Endive, 'Blond Full Heart’ is a popular scarole type with good flavour and colour.
    €1.86

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    Endive, 'Blond Full Heart’ is a popular scarole type with good flavour and colour. It forms a large head of green and white leaves curled at the edge with tasty, white midribs. Great as a cut-and-come-again salad leaf but even more delicious when fried whole, heart down with plenty of pepper and salt.
  18. 'Cornet de Bordeaux' is a very fine old French variety that produces looser, wavier interior foliage that flares into a veritable cornet.
    €1.50

    'Cornet de Bordeaux' is a very fine old French variety of endive that produces looser, wavier interior foliage that flares into a veritable cornet. The thick, buttery yellow leaves are very succulent and delicious, they have that special thick crunch of Italian endives, but with a sweeter flavour.

  19. Italian Frisée Pancalieri has curly and strongly lobed leaves with a self-bleaching, creamy white interior.

    Endive, Frisée 'Pancalieri’

    Curly-leaved endive
    €1.50
    Italian Frisée Pancalieri resembles a lettuce that has gone horribly awry. With a pale green explosion of frizzy leaves it adds a frisky note to green salads. The large, loose collective head is dark green with a self-bleaching, creamy white interior.
  20. Italian Frisée Pancalieri has curly and strongly lobed leaves with a self-bleaching, creamy white interior.
    €1.86
    Italian Frisée Pancalieri resembles a lettuce that has gone horribly awry. With a pale green explosion of frizzy leaves it adds a frisky note to green salads. The large, loose collective head is dark green with a self-bleaching, creamy white interior. Organic Seeds.
  21. Good King Henry

    Good King Henry

    Chenopodium bonus-henricus (An Ancient Crop)
    Poor-man's Asparagus, Lincolnshire Spinach.
    €1.98

    Good King Henry has been used as a vegetable for centuries and was once a common sight in every garden. Good King Henry may have lost his court and become something of a rarity today, but this unique herb has much to offer to the home or cottage gardener.

  22. Good King Henry has been used as a vegetable for centuries and was once a common sight in every garden.

    Good King Henry, Organic

    Chenopodium bonus-henricus (An Ancient Crop)
    Poor-man's Asparagus, Lincolnshire Spinach.
    €2.34

    Out of stock

    Good King Henry has been used as a vegetable for centuries and was once a common sight in every garden. Good King Henry may have lost his court and become something of a rarity today, but this unique herb has much to offer to the home or cottage gardener. Organic Seed.
  23. Lettuce 'All Year Round'

    Lettuce 'All Year Round'

    Butterhead Lettuce.
    Heritage variety (pre 1870)
    €1.98

    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.

  24. Catalogna Cerbiatta which produces masses of deep lobed leaves which are perfect for baby leaf salads.

    Lettuce 'Catalogna Cerbiatta'

    Loose Leaf, Oakleaf Lettuce
    €1.62
    A highly ornamental oakleaf lettuce which produces masses of deeply lobed leaves. With good flavour and texture, the compact plants will grow easily in a pot or in the garden. This variety tolerates heat very well, but also excels in cooler climates.

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