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. Read more about Kale 'Winterbor' F1 (Brassica oleracea)
‘Black Magic’ is a new and improved variety of Black Tuscan Kale (Cavalo Nero). It produces very dark, deeply savoyed leaves and is best grown as a full size plant. Sow seed from November until January for an autumn and winter harvest. Read more about Kale, 'Black Magic'
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.
Kolibri is best harvested when 7-10cm diameter which is when its white flesh is most crisp and nearly fibreless. Sow seed in succession during August, September and October and then from mid-January until early April
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. Read more about Leek ‘King Richard’ (Allium porrum)
Lancaster is one of the newer types of leek bred for an extended harvest period from February through to October. It can be sown from July until February. Can be sown in seed trays or in outside seed beds. Read more about Leek ‘Lancaster’ F1 (Allium porum)
Suited to winter and early spring ‘Janero’ is an outstanding traditional green variety for winter and early spring harvest in the cool regions. A broad elevated base makes it easy to harvest and good vigour means that it resists tipburn effectively. Read more about Lettuce, Butterhead ‘Janero’ (Lactuca sativa)
A large crunchy lettuce for generous salads. Bred to thrive in cool regions and showing high resistance to downey mildew and Lettuce Aphid. Fast and strong growing and resistant to twisting. Grown year round.
This has a large frame and attractive narrow leaves, perfect for a modern salad. Able to be grown most of the year in most regions, it is a reliable option for the home gardener or market gardener alike.
Selected for its ability to thrive in cooler conditions this beautiful baby cos also has a high degree of resistance to Downey Mildew and Lettuce Aphid. Especially useful in the cooler harvest periods due to its additional plant vigour. Read more about Lettuce, Mini-Cos ‘Ragol’ (Lactuca sativa)
A double red oakleaf bred for year round production with a large frame and strong resistance to both tip-burning and bolting. High yielding with little waste and outstanding vigour in both warm and cool weather. High resistance to both downey mildew and lettuce aphid. Read more about Lettuce, Red Oakleaf ‘Anikai’ (Lactuca sativa)
Salanova lettuce are a terrific innovation in lettuce breeding. Salanova® varieties grow like a head lettuce but have a lot more leaves which are evenly proportioned and baby sized. The seed is pelleted and primed for ease of planting and quick germination. Read more about Lettuce, Salanova® ‘Red Coral' (Lactuca sativa)