Bean - 43RT4 - Scarlet Runner has been added to your order
Alexanders - 92RW1A
Details Grows over one metre in height. Known for its edible young shoots, leaf stalks, stems, roots, flowers and seeds. This frost tolerate plant was cultivated for many centuries and was widely grown by the Romans who introduced it into western and central Europe including the British Isles.Botanical name Smyrnium olusatrumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Richard Watson
Details A purple variety that is sweeter and less fibrous than green asparagus. Takes three years for the crowns to grow large enough before harvesting, though a small amount of light picking can be done in the second year. Seed needs 18 to 23deg for germinating, once seedling shows itself transplant into its own 2L pot and and plant out about 12 months later, never let the first seedling spear get frosted, once that first spear grows its leaves its then frost hardy. .Botanical name Asparagus officinalisPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Details White flowered, white seeded bush form of the Scarlet Runner bean,grows to about 40cm tall. Like all bean they are frost tender. During long periods of wet weather it can be idea to throw a cover over to shed the rain as any beans close to the ground can rot.Botanical name Phaseolus coccineusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Between 1838 and 1839 the Cherokee people of the United States were forced to march across the Smoky Mountains to Oklahoma. This winter death march is known as the Trail of Tears as over 4,000 people died making the trip.
In 1977 a member of Seed Savers Exchange named Dr. John Wyche from Hugo, Oklahoma donated these seeds to our collection. It is thought that his Cherokee ancestors carried this heirloom bean with them on the Trail of Tears.
Beans were domesticated in the Americas thousands of years ago and serve as a protein in the diet of humans and animals.
Growing this bean takes about 55 days to produce a purple podded green bean and 90 days to dry beans. This is a vigorous climber that we enjoy very much as a fresh green bean and have found to be highly productive. Botanical name Phaseolus vulgarisPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Richard Watson
Details It's fast growing perennial climbing up to 3 metres in a season. Plants will produce a profusion of pretty red and white flowers, amidst a heavy cover of leaves, in colder climates it pays to cover root crown with mulch so as to stop frost penetrating the soil killing the crown .Botanical name Phaseolus coccineusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 25Grower name Richard Tew
Details Unlike Scarlet Runners they have pure white flowers and huge white seeds. Flowers over a long period and grows up to 3m tallBotanical name Phaseolus coccineusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 20 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Details Flavourful, flat podded, white-seeded bean, the best flavoured dwarf bean we have ever grown. I have been saving this variety from oblivion since about 1974.Botanical name Phaseolus VulgarisPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Nev&Sue Sinclair
Details Peans are a great all rounder with many uses. The plants climb just like a runner bean or climbing french bean and produce flat pods similar to a large mangetout pea. The pods can be picked young and used whole as a french bean or left on the plants to mature and shelled like peas, or they can be left to mature fully and dry and then used as any other dried beans.Botanical name Pisum sativumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30 seeds
Beet - 66RW9 - Mangelbeet
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 IslandBotanical name Beta vulgarisPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents approx 50Grower name Richard Watson
Broad Bean - 41NS8 - El Beano
Details pure white flowers. The pods enclose beans that are SWEET, and which remain GREEN once cooked. Try raw. These broad beans are my own selection, from possibly a random mutation, over 35 years ago. That original, pure white- flowered specimen caught my eye. I much preferred the flavour and colour of its beans, over others. I think you will, too. Kids love them raw,and as such they are wonderful in salads. In colder parts of the South Island and Inland North Island you dont want to sow broad beans between March and and early May if plants are over 10cm tall, heavy frosts will damage or kill. Plants under this size handle frosts well.
Botanical name Vicia FabaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Nev&Sue Sinclair
Details This line of broad bean can withstand heavy winter frosts as low as -10deg here in the Amuri basin but equally handles the heat as well, will grow mostly unsupported up to 1.2m tall. In colder parts of the South Island and Inland North Island you dont want to sow broad beans between March and and early May if plants are over 10cm tall, heavy frosts will damage or kill. Plants under this size handle frosts well.Botanical name Vicia fabaPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents approx 30Grower name Richard Watson
Details From the cucumber family Caigua suits most areas of New Zealand as its handles cooler weather, the small thumb sized fruit can be used as a gherkin replacement as well as cut up into salads, can grow to 3m so best to grow up and over some sort of frame work.Botanical name Cyclanthera pedataPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 10Grower name Richard Watson
A large Hungarian sweet pepper that turns from yellow to red when ripe,ideal for stuffing.Botanical name Capsicum annuumPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 30 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Details Purple flowers, Purple fruit ripen red. Thumb-sized, they are big on flavour.Sow indoors in early Spring. I now germinate my frost-sensitive species on a purpose-built compost heap, in our glass house. (Capsicums require soil to be 15C. to germinate.) I grow the resulting plants outdoors once the frost danger has diminished. Czech Beauty is a reliable performer, in our Scargill climate, where growing-season temperatures can fluctuate widely.
Botanical name Capsicum AnnuumPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 30 seedsGrower name Nev&Sue Sinclair
Details This heirloom sweet variety originates from the Balkan region, a Hungarian cheese-type. Medium-late heavy producer of yellow fruit, upward-pointing. This is a yellow chilli is used for paprika and stuffing, can be fully ripened to a deeper orange/red colour. The pods grow to a size of 50mm long by 60mm wide, the plant grows to a height of 60cm.Botanical name Capsicum annuumPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 30 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Details A red capsicum which has been grown by Tony Mallard ,a well known market gardener from CHCHBotanical name Capsicum annuumPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 30 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Carrot - 60RW17 - Benhorn
Details This original line of carrot dates back to the late 80's when an old gardener gave Richard carrot seed that he had grown for most of his life, the name of this carrot had been long forgotten so it was named 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 - St.Valery and Kuroda were used in the 20016-17 season in cross pollinating.Botanical name Daucus carota subsp. sativusPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents approx 200Grower name Richard Watson
Details Large strain of perennial celery producing red stalks and pinkish yellow blanched hearts, looks good in raw salads. Stronger tasting than green celery, good for soups and stews. Handles winter frosts better than standard celery varieties, though in heavy frost areas the stems are not eatable during these periods .
Botanical name Apium graveolens var. dulcePrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 100 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Details This line of Celery started of as Nutty but was crossed with Utah Giant back in 2012, now a stable line thats less stringy than that of Nutty. Grow year round in warm areas and from Sep till Feb in cooler areasBotanical name Apium graveolensPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Chard - 21RW20 - Compactum
Details A dark green leaf and stem chardBotanical name Beta vulgarisPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Chard - 23RW21 - Tekoa
Details A light green coloured chard with wide white stemsBotanical name Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgarisPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Details Chervil herb is like parsley, with a subtle flavor enhanced by a hint of anise, widely used in French dishesBotanical name Anthriscus cerefoliumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Details Perennial growing to 50cm. Grows in slowly spreading clumps. Plant has green, hollow, tubular leaves that have a mild onion flavour; used as a garnish, in sauces, dips, stews, casseroles, salads and soups. Can be grown in containers.Botanical name Allium schoenoprasumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Details Both leaves and the stalks and immature, unopened flower buds can be used in salads or as flavouringBotanical name Allium tuberosumPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 50Grower name Richard Watson
Details An early yellow cobbed corn that I select for the number of cobs per plant,the size of the cobs, and the earliest plants that produce ripe seed.Botanical name Zea mays indenataPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents approx 50Grower name Richard Watson
Details The original kascade korn plants commenced life here in Scargill, in the early 80s.They grow well in our climate and under our organic regime. They are open pollinated, offering the advantage of you being able to reproduce your own seed for subsequent seasons. They are not as sweet as the super sweet types that people have got used to, but are delicious and very sustaining.Botanical name Zea MaysPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Nev&Sue Sinclair
Details Winter hardly edible leaf vegetable with a characteristic nutty flavor, dark green color, and soft texture, popularly served as salad greens.Botanical name Valerianella locustaPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Details All chrysanthemum flowers are edible, but the flavour varies widely from plant to plant, from sweet to tangy to bitter or peppery. It may take some experimentation to find flavours you like. The mild flavour that lends itself well to stir-fries.Botanical name Chrysanthemum coronariumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents approx 50Grower name Rick Ginders
Details These are hardy perennial onions that are very prolific, they do best in a well-drained, moist garden bed, bulbils are best planted from March till Sep.
Breeding work on the onion is currently being done, the Egyptian Walking tree onion is a F1 clone which is a cross between the Walsh and a standard brown onion, through bulbil removal and hand pollination 13 seeds were produced in 2015, from those 13 only 5 seedlings germinated, one of those later died. During that summer the four remaining plants grew and divided given me 23 new base onions, these were then replanted out separately and its hoped they will produce more seed. The goal is to develop a open pollinate walking onion that is grown from seed and not bulbils
Sold out for the season Botanical name Allium cepaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 20-30 bulbilsGrower name Richard Watson
Details Epazote, once cultivated on a large scale as a medicinal herb, is now grown in few herb gardens. A roadside weed in much of North America and central and southern Europe, its herbal uses are barely recognized today outside its native Mexico and South America.
Various native peoples in the American and Mexican West today drink epazote tea or eat the plant to facilitate childbirth and ease painful menstruation as well as to expel worms and relieve gastrointestinal disorders (some of which might be brought on by the worms). Epazote leaves also have been poulticed on arthritic joints, athlete’s foot, and insect bites.Botanical name Dysphania ambrosioidesPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents lots and lotsGrower name Richard Watson
Details Native to North America, the herb is now commonly found in many temperate zones around the world, thriving in open dry areas, the roots can be eaten and oil can be extracted from the seeds which are rich in Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid. Omega-6 oils are one of the two "good" fats essential for health.
Evening-primrose oil is being studied as a supplement for those who don't get enough omega-6 fat from their diet and also is showing some promising results in reducing nerve damage caused by diabetes.Botanical name Oenothera biennisPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Nev&Sue Sinclair
Details Florence fennel is a cool-weather perennial grown as an annual for its swollen leaf bases or ‘bulbs’ and edible leaves. When using in salads, the flavour can be improved by slicing the bulb and putting it in a bowl of water and ice cubes in the fridge for an hour.Botanical name Foeniculum vulgarePrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Details Four years of growing from seed has produced a range of different colours seen in the following album -
Seed is from these flowers and will again produce new combinations hence why its named 'surprise mix'. Seed needs stratification so either sow outdoors in autumn or kept damp in the fridge for six weeks before sowingBotanical name GladiolusPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 100Grower name Richard Watson
Details The immature flower is eaten as a vegetable. The medicinal properties of Globe Artichoke have been known for many years. The leaves were very popular between the 16th and 19th centuries when they were used to stimulate bile flow and for a variety of digestive disorders.Botanical name Cynara scolymusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 20Grower name Rick Ginders
Details This Gooseberry grows oval green shaped fruit 3-5 cm tall, 2-4 cm wide. If ripened in direct sun, they gain a level of reddish blush and develop a strong ripe flavour indicative of the sun ripening. If ripened out of the sun, perhaps sheltered by surrounding unmown grass can retain the green colour, and a less overpowering flavour that has a purer gooseberry experience. These seeds are saved from WHATEVER VARIETY and can be germinated into individual plants without the need to order in lots of potentially expensive grafted individual plants. These seeds are promiscuously crossed with whatever the pollinating insects bring them, and while they will likely produce a standard gooseberry, there is a chance you'll end up with something unique.Botanical name Ribes uva-crispaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30 seedsGrower name Richard Tew
Details A Siberian type highly productive hardy kale. Tolerates weather and water logged soil better than most other kales. Plants are vigorous and large.
Seed harvested Feb 2017
Botanical name Brassica napusPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 60Grower name Richard Watson
Details Red Russian kale leaves are tender, sweet and mild when picked young. The red tinged leaves are a bluish blush making them quite attractive. The leaves are flat with toothed edges. Usually grows to about half a metre tall but can reach up to 1m tall with a long stalk if left in the ground with enough time to grow.Botanical name Brassica oleracea var. sabellicaPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Rick Ginders
Details Combines the broadleaf frills of Siberian kale with the colour of Red Russian. Great raw flavour for salads. Bolting purple stems of over wintered plants are very sweet, perfect for stir frying.
Botanical name Brassica napusPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 60Grower name Richard Tew
Details A red on green hues kale with oak leaf ruffled shapes.Very winter hardy and will handle temps as low as -20 deg, does best in soil pH of between 6.1 and 6.5Botanical name Brassica napus pabulariaPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 60Grower name Nev&Sue Sinclair
Details Forms large clumps of thumb size stems which have a stronger leek flavour than standard leek though they are a bit more finicky when harvesting.
Best sown in spring forming clumps by late summer/autumn, if left in the ground through the following winter the clumps will form a mass of corns meaning the perennial leek will become permanent and difficult to eradicate.Some gardeners may prefer its perpetual feature while others prefer it as a annual vegetable by insuring its harvested before winter. Due to poor seed set there is only a small seed available, but bulbs can be ordered instead. LAST SUMMER SAW POOR SEED SET, HOPING FOR BETTER THIS SEASONBotanical name Allium ampeloprasumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50Grower name Richard Watson
Details Bred at Purau Gardens for many years and had adapted well to the coastal climate, this strain of leek may well suit warmer areas of NZ. Its a cross between three well known NZ varieties including Musselburgh.Botanical name Allium ampeloprasumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50Grower name Rick Ginders
Details A young and still evolving grex/landrace variety been bred by Richard Watson from a collection of 15 other standard leeks varieties, some grow wide large stems while others can be very tall, this is because of the strong genetic diversity.Botanical name Allium porrumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Details i find this red loose leafed lettuce the most winter hardy of all the lettuces i grow,its also slow to boltBotanical name Lactuca sativaPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents approx 50Grower name Richard Watson
Details A very fast growing tall lettuce, cos typeBotanical name Lactuca sativaPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Lettuce - 25RW43 - Mescher
Details An heirloom that dates back to the 1700s in Austria A fast-hearting spring type, green with red-tinged leaves, and small very dense heads with perfect butter flavour
Currently a seed crop has been planted for seed and should be available March 2017Botanical name Lactuca sativaPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 40Grower name Richard Watson
lettuce - 26RW44 - mixed varieties
Details A collection of lettuce of some unknown varieties that grow wild around my garden and other listed types.Botanical name Beta vulgarisPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents approx 50Grower name Richard Watson
Lettuce - 27RW45 - Red Oakleaf
Details Has burgundy red leaves and is a loose-leaf non hearting lettuce cultivar Botanical name Lactuca sativaPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 40Grower name Richard Watson
Lettuce - 28RW46 - Devils Ears
Details A lettuce with good heat tolerance, has a nutty texture and bitter-free flavour.Botanical name Lactuca sativaPrice per packet $4.00Grower name Richard Watson
Details The liquorice plant is a herbaceous perennial legume native to southern Europe, parts of Asia mainly India. In the Netherlands, liquorice confectionery (drop) is one of the most popular forms of sweets. The sweetness is 30 to 50 times as strong as sucrose, without causing damage to teeth. liquorice which grows best in well-drained soils. Sow seed in spring. Best grown in contained areas or large pots as its roots do spread great distances.Botanical name Glycyrrhiza glabraPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 20 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Details A feathery green plant 20-40cm tall that flowers in the spring producing a mass of white-yellow flowers somewhat resembling poached eggs, resulting in the plant being called the poached egg plant. The bees love it, and it vigourously self-seeds, spreading out to fill a garden bed. Will die off in the summer, and then the dropped seeds will sprout around autumn producing the feathery green plants, and they'll cover the ground over the winter producing flowers again in the spring.Botanical name Limnanthes albaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 40Grower name Richard Tew
Details Has a distinct horseradish-mustard flavour. Regarded as one of the most nutritious green-leafy vegetables available around. Its lovely top greens have actually more vitamin A, carotenes, vitamin K, and flavonoid anti-oxidants than some of typical fruits and vegetables.Botanical name Brassica junceaPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 50Grower name Richard Watson
Details The history of this onion is unknown, a very large red onion with tends to be more white inside than other reds. selection involves replanting the longest keepers for seed production,often as late as October.
Botanical name Allium cepaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Details An old strain of long storing brown skin onion that can grow up to 800grams.
Selection work involves sowing seed early spring so as to give the onion the longest possible growing season, this way the idea is to expose any onions that have a undesirable tendency to bolt to seed in its first year, its the second year that the onion is used seed production. After the first years growth, only onion that have excellent size and shape are stored for winter, springtime the first 50% that start to grow green shoots while still in storage are discarded and the remain 50% slow bolters planted back out from seed production. The slower the bolters the better the keeping ability.Botanical name Allium cepaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50Grower name Richard Watson
Details Native of Siberia continuously grows new plants from the bunch, handy for small gardens and growing in pots.Botanical name Allium FistulosumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50 seeds plusGrower name Rick Ginders
Details A commonly grown vegetable during the Middle Ages. Eaten raw in salads or cooked like spinach.Botanical name Atriplex hortensisPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Parsley - 64RW53 - Hamburg root parsley
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 sizeBotanical name Petroselinum crispumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents approx 50Grower name Richard Watson
Details This seed was first harvested from wild plants that grow just above the high tide mark south of Kaikoura.Botanical name Petroselinum crispumPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents approx 50Grower name Richard Watson
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 $4.00Packet contents approx 60Grower name Richard Watson
Details The Hollow Crown dates back to the early 1820s, a long tapered white root that has been grown and selected by Rick for over twenty years, if you wish to grow this long rooted parsnip, you will need deep soil, that has recently been manured and is stone free. If parsnips hit a stone while growing they tend to fork.
They grow best in a light, rich soil. A generous amount of compost or humus in some other form.Botanical name Pastinaca sativaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents approx 60Grower name Rick Ginders
Details Grown by Nev for about 30 years which they grow mainly for making hummus. Grows about 30 cm tall and is a productive peaBotanical name Vigna unguiculataPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30 seedsGrower name Nev&Sue Sinclair
Pea - 52RW58 - Greenfeast
Details Original old strain of shell out dwarf peaBotanical name Pisum sativumPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 40Grower name Richard Watson
Pea - 54RW59 - Waitohi
Details A hyper tendril shell out dwarf pea ,selected over the last 20 years to produce pods over a longer periodBotanical name Pisum sativumPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 40 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Pea - 55RT60 - Onward
Details Marrowfat pea (if dried also used for mushy or wasabi peas) that produces thick blunt pods filled with 6-8 peas. Matures in around 75 days. Needs to be staked to support the plants.Botanical name Pisum sativumPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 40Grower name Richard Tew
Pea - 56RW61 - Kalverdon Monarch
An excellent early variety producing heavy crops of well-filled pods.
Ideal for succession sowing to provide crops through mid-summer and autumn too, producing heavy crops over a very long season. Seed available Feb 2017Botanical name Pisum sativumPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 40Grower name Richard Watson
Pea - 57RG62 - Giant Alderman
Details A tall climber that can get as high as 3m, has large pods and peas, The Alderman pea variety is known to date back to 1893 and was a common site in Victorian kitchen gardens. Its long-cropping time made it ideal for using fresh and any excess crops were dried, stored and used later in the year for soups, stews and other dishes. The Americans have their own version of the Alderman variety which they call the Tall Telephone in honour of Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone.Botanical name Pisum sativumPrice per packet $3.00Grower name Rick Ginders
Pea -53RW63 - Snow- Giant Mammeth
Details Grows to over 1m tall.
Edible podded peas with tender, meaty, sweet and tasty crunchy young pods. Should be picked as a vegetable when young as pod production commences early. Excellent raw or in stir fries. Likes cool climate and hardy. 70 days.
NOTE: Pea seeds are sensitive to over watering during germination, just keep the soil moist and not waterlogged.
Botanical name Pisum sativumPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 40 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Details A sweet fruit thats less tart than the red, grows into a 1.5m bush in heavy dump soils 1m on light land. Was found growing near the Arthurs Pass village in the 1950's by a gardener who maintained this variety in Rangiora till his death in the early 90's, Ive grown it ever since.Botanical name RubusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 20Grower name Richard Watson
Details A large black skin white flesh winter radish that can get to the dinner size of a dinner plate size while still remaining mild tastingBotanical name Raphanus sativusPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents approx 50Grower name Richard Watson
Details A beautiful round pink radish that is sweet and tasty, less of a hot and spicy radish than most other summer radishesBotanical name Raphanus sativusPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 50Grower name Richard Watson
Grows about 70 80cm tall and comes sweeter with winter frosts, will survive temps as low as -20C , grows best in soils of pH 6.1-6.5.
Salsify - 65RW67
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 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
It's fast growing, climbing up to 3 metres in a season. Plants will produce a profusion of pretty red and white flowers, amidst a heavy cover of leaves.
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 seedsRichard Watson
Spinach - 29RG69 - Red
Details This red spinach is rich in Vitamin C ,vitamin A, iron, calcium,folic acid and antioxidantsBotanical name Spinacia oleraceaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 40Grower name Rick Ginders
Details Grows to 2.5m with large heads.The selection work that has gone in to this line of sunflowers has been where any plant that grew side shoots was pulled out, once the plants have reached maturity i look for those that have wide stumps which handle wind best along wind, also seed heads that face vertical down so as to stop birds get at the seed.Botanical name Helianthus annuusPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents approx 30Grower name Richard Watson
Details Teasel - spikey flower heads were used for carding wool in the old days .Botanical name Dipsacus fullonumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 20Grower name Richard Watson
Details Produces a green stalked and leafed plant around a meter tall eventually covered with an abundance of green tomato-like fruit covered in a green papery husk. Pick when husk is filled out. Can be eaten raw, once the poisonous husk is removed, either as a fruit in hand or blended in a food processor with coriander and a few other ingredients to make a light and refreshing tasting salsa verde. Or roasted in the oven, and then blended and boiled until it thickens (with stock, and other ingredients) and used as a tart but flavourful sauce for meats like chicken. When tomatoes are blighted, the tomatillos will look fine. Plants will fall over under the weight of fruit and are best grown surrounded by a low method of support if you prefer they don't lay on your paths or lawn.Botanical name Physalis philadelphicaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30 seedsGrower name Richard Tew
Tomato - 13NS73 - Sub-Arctic Maxi.
Details Early-cropping bush tomato, these are the earliest-fruiting tomatoes that I've ever had the pleasure of growing.No pruning, no staking; ultra easy care.Botanical name Lycopersicon EsculentumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Nev&Sue Sinclair
Tomato - 16RW74 - Moonglow
Details A yellow/orange mid size tomato with good to excellent taste, shown to have highest levels of lycopene for cancer prevention
Botanical name Lycopersicon lycopersicumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30+Grower name Richard Watson
Tomato - 19NS75 - Japanese Black Trifele.
Details Pear-shaped fruit that are a strange red/orange/purple colour with very good taste. Strong, vigourous plants, that should be allowed to carry 3 or 4 leaders. So put in several stakes for each plant. Excellent yields.Botanical name Lycopersicon Esculentum10Price per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Nev&Sue Sinclair
Tomato - 20RW76 - long keeper
Details As the name suggests this tomato has a slow ripening fruit that keeps well into winter, a close relative to Burpee Long keeper,this is tomato that i like to start mid summer and pick green late autumn so they slowly ripen though in the winter.A mid size dark red skin red inside during summer but doesn't get as dark during the cooler months.
Price per packet $4.00Packet contents 40Grower name Richard Watson
Tomato - 30RG77 - Purau large red
Details A very tasty large beefsteak type, good cropper.Botanical name Lycopersicon lycopersicumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Rick Ginders
Details A German Heirloom cherry tomato that produces large clusters of small cheery sized red fruitBotanical name Lycopersicon esculentumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 40Grower name Richard Watson
Tomato - 58RG79 - Marmande
Details A French Heirloom very popular in Northern Italy with great pest and disease resistance. Fast growing producing early season fruit . Harvest 12-14 weeks from sowBotanical name Lycopersicon lycopersicumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Rick Ginders
Details Semi-Indeterminate - An early ripening tomato that produces mid to large size fruit,Botanical name Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Rick Ginders
Details A productive taste cherry very sweet red tomato, early to produce fruit. Vigorous grower. Has been a favorite of Ricks for over 30 years.Botanical name Lycopersicon esculentumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Rick Ginders
Tomato 12RG82 - Duncan Wilson
Details Description and History coming soonBotanical name Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Rick Ginders
Tomato 14RG83 - Ailsa Craig
Details An old variety, very popular in the UK originating from Scotland in 1908. Named after the island Ailsa Craig near the mouth of the Clyde river.
A vigorous grower with good disease resistance, medium size and good flavour.Botanical name Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Rick Ginders
Tomato 15RW84 - Broad Ripple Yellow
Details A small yellow currant tomato with a pleasant fruity flavor that is not overly sweet, this heirloom came from Indiana, USA and dates back to the 1900s. It was discovered by John Hartman of Indianapolis, who found it growing in cracks in the street, and it was named for the creek that runs through the areaBotanical name Lycopersicon esculentumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 40Grower name Richard Watson
Tomato 17RW85 - Pink Brandywine
Details Pink Brandywine dates back to 1885, the large, beefsteak-shaped fruits grow on unusually upright, potato-leaved plants.Botanical name Lycopersicon lycopersicumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Richard Watson
Tomato 18RW86 - Toms Yellow Wonder
Details Variety originating in New Jersey, USA. It is assumed to be the result of the accidental crossing of "Wonder Light" with "Persimmon" or "Pineapple". Originally Wonder Light was grown between two rows of "Persimmon" and "Pineapple".
Botanical name Lycopersicon lycopersicumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Richard Watson
Details A reliable mid size cool-climate type with good flavour,Botanical name Lycopersicon lycopersicumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Rick Ginders
Details An indeterminate that has been stabilized over a few years by Rick Ginders. Long clusters can carry up to 100 small sized fruits eachBotanical name Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Rick Ginders
Turnip - 47RW89 - Scarlet
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 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
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