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Carrot (Benhorn)- Medbury Gardens

Carrot (Benhorn)- Medbury Gardens

Details  This original line of carrot dates back to the late 80's when an old gardener gave me this seed that he had grown for most of his life,the name of this carrot had been long forgotten so it was renamed Benhorn in 2000.It is a large stumpy carrot which has been selected for its sweetness and flavour.This is done by tasting each carrot before being replanted back for flowering and later seed production. To add to Benhorn's genetics two new carrots will to be used in the 20016-17 season in cross pollinating,these been St.Valery and Kuroda an Asian carrot.Botanical name  Daucus carota subsp. sativusPrice per packet  $3.00Packet contents  approx 200
Beetroot - cylindrical - Medbury Gardens

Beetroot - cylindrical - Medbury Gardens

Details  Richard Watson has grown this line beetroot for many generations which has been selected for its even shape and large size. A seed crop is planned for 2018-19Botanical name  Beta vulgarisPrice per packet  $3.00Packet contents  approx 100
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Parsnip - Karlcrown - Medbury Gardens

Parsnip - Karlcrown - Medbury Gardens

Details  A cross by Richard Watson between Hollow crown and Karl, this new young landrace has been named Karlcrown. The selection work thats carried out with this new variety involves growing it for one full season, seed is sown Aug, a year later they are dug up and only the healthiest, longest widest roots are then replanted for flowering/seed in spring.   Botanical name  Pastinaca sativaPrice per packet  $3.00Packet contents  approx 60

Beet - Mangelbeet - Medbury Gardens

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Best eaten when small while still sweet,larger roots used as animal feed. Sow in spring or after the shortest day in the northern half of North Island
Botanical name  Beta vulgarisPrice per packet  $3.00Packet contents  approx 50

Salsify - Medbury Gardens

Details  The roots when cooked have a mild oyster-like flavour. The leaves can also be used in salads and have a nutty lettuce like flavour.

Botanical name  Tragopogon porrifoliusPrice per packet  $3.00Packet contents  50 seeds

Turnip "Scarlet" - Medbury Gardens

Details  Red turnip with hairless red veined leaves. Bred from a three way cross of red and purple turnips selected for vigour and hardiness. Genetically diverse strain that is currently being selected for slow bolting also, this is done by sowing in Sep and pulling the first 50% that produce flower stem, the remaining are left for seed production.

Botanical name  Brassica rapa var rapaPrice per packet  $3.00Packet contents  80 seeds

Parsley- Hamburg root parsley - Medbury Gardens

Details  Hamburg is grown for its very tasty roots that are good raw and cooked, divine oven roasted also great with mashed potatoes,leaves can also be eaten.

Sow in spring in deep free draining soil as it takes a full growing season to reach full size
Botanical name  Petroselinum crispumPrice per packet  $3.00Packet contents  approx 100
Skirret - Medbury Gardens

Skirret - Medbury Gardens

Skirret is a perennial vegetable which dates back to Roman times. Related to carrots its the bunches of skinny white roots that is the edible portion. Doesn't like been grown anywhere too dry and are slightly vulnerable to carrot fly.Sium sisarum$3.0050 seeds

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