A new improved variety boasting a high yield from a uniform plant with sturdy stems.I plant seed on bottom heat early in the spring and outside in the garden after mid-November. Parsley will sometime bolt if seed is planted in soil which is too cold.
A real giant but with wonderful Italian parsley flavour has an amazing size and productivity. Sow seed on bottom heat during early spring and in situ during late spring, summer and early autumn. Parsley can bolt if seed is planted in soil which is too cold.
An uncommon perennial herb/vegetable which will give salads a tangy lemon flavour. It can be cooked like spinach, made into a creamy fish sauce or a sorrel soup. Use young leaves only. Direct sow 1/2cm deep 12 seeds per 30cm and thin to 30cm apart using thinning as baby leaf.
Winterbor is the most productive Kale currently available growing up to 90cm tall. The vigorous plants will continue producing fresh leaves as lower ones are harvested. Sow seeds from early November (best) to early January for harvesting during autumn and winter.
‘Black Magic’ is a new and improved variety of Black Tuscan kale. It has very dark leaves which are deeply savoyed. It’s best grown as a full size plant and seed should be sown from November until January for an autumn and winter harvest.
One of the best kale varieties for baby leaf and also good full size. The tender leaves can be used in salads and also cooked. They need less cooking than other kale types. Sow from August until April.
Makes a handy autumn and winter vegetable if seed is planted during November. I can pick a couple of bunches every week from May until September off half a dozen plants. Reputed to be good for baby leaf at any time although I haven’t grown it like that yet.
This is one of the best if not the best performing open pollinated purple kohlrabi. Azur Star produces round purple skinned white fleshed bulbs with excellent flavour. Slow to bolt the bulbs are best eaten at 5 to 8cm size.
I sell the true strain of this very early leek. From an early November planting I was digging decent leeks by March. In fact Criss and I served fifty people with Leeks a la Grecque at a charity lunch here one March a couple of years ago.
Salanova lettuce have the flavour and texture of full grown lettuce but in the home garden individual leaves are harvested as needed. Salanova lettuce are slow to bolt and can be harvested over a long period. Sow seed from August until May for year round salads.
Elf produces compact heads of blistered medium green leaves with paler hearts. This variety is outstanding for flavour, crisp texture and year round production. It has an excellent disease resistance package.
A mix of stunning colours, textures and shapes. Includes green and red oakleaf, green and red cos, Lolo Rossa. Can be grown year round and cut several times. Plant 60 seeds 1/4cm deep, per 30cm in 15 m wide bands. Can be harvested in 30 days; a little longer during winter.
Replaces ‘Helvius’ which is not available this year. ‘Quintus’ is a superb new variety with excellent disease resistance and superb flavour and crispness. It is slow to bolt and strong against tip burn. Sow from August until May. Seeds are primed for ease of germination.
‘Kirinia’ is a new strain of oakleaf with extra vigour, slow bolting characteristics, good disease resistance and good sweet flavour. Can be sown the year round except in the very coldest mountain districts.
A quick growing, dense and delicious oakleaf which is good for late summer and autumn planting. All the lettuce varieties we sell have been bred for both flavour and disease resistance. All have a high resistance to lettuce aphid.