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Alexanders - 92RW1A

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
Asparagus - Pacific Purple - 82RW1

Asparagus - Pacific Purple - 82RW1

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
Bean - Broad bean Red Seeded - 32RG1B

Bean - Broad bean Red Seeded - 32RG1B

Details  Rick received this bean from the Southern Seed Exchange many years ago and has become his favorite Broad bean for his own personal supply.Botanical name  Vicia FabaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Ric Ginders

Bean - Cherokee Trail of Tears - 42RW3

Details  

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
Bean - Crystal - 109RW11A

Bean - Crystal - 109RW11A

Details  This climbing bean was given to Richard 2017 under the name 'Crystal', grows to 2 -3 metres tall and produces a black seed.Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgarisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  40Grower name  Richard Watson

Bean - Dalmation - 108RG7A

Details  Believed to have arrived to New Zealand with the Dalmation gum diggers. A long string-less bean with green skin and purple streaks. Excellent raw or cooked. A vigorous climber to 2 metres.Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgarisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Richard Tew
Bean - dwarf runner - Czar White - 39RW2

Bean - dwarf runner - Czar White - 39RW2

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

Bean - Emu Climbing- 32RG18A

Details  New Zealand heirloom, produces short round pods over a long period, should climb to about 2.5Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgarisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Ric Gingers
Bean - Greek Gigante - 46RW5

Bean - Greek Gigante - 46RW5

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  30 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson
Bean - Scarlet Runner - 43RT4

Bean - Scarlet Runner - 43RT4

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  Rick Ginders

Bean Feast - dwarf bean - 40NS6

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
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Bean Pean (white) - 44NS7

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 - Mangelbeet - 66RW9

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Best eaten when small while still sweet,larger roots used as animal feed. Sow in late summer for winter harvest, they can bolt to seed if sown to early.
Botanical name  Beta vulgarisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 50Grower name  Richard Watson

Broad Bean - El Beano -41NS8

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

Broad beans - Scottish - 38RW10

Details  This tall line of broad bean can withstand heavy winter frosts as low as -10deg here in the Amuri basin when plants are young, but equally handles the heat as well, will grow mostly unsupported up to 1.5m 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  $4.00Packet contents  approx 30Grower name  Richard Watson

Brussels Sprout - Darkmar - 103RW

Details  Produces large deep green sweet and tasty sprouts over a long period, best sown mid summer for winter picking.
Seed due early 2019
Botanical name  Brassica oleraceaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  60+Grower name  Richard Watson
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Caigua 1RW16

Caigua 1RW16

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  $4.00Packet contents  10Grower name  Richard Watson
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Capsicum  - Jimmy Nardello - 100RT14A

Capsicum - Jimmy Nardello - 100RT14A

Details  An Italian Heirloom that dates back pre-1880's. The fruits grow long are often twisted which ripen from green to red.Botanical name  Capsicum annuumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Richard Tew

Capsicum - Botinecka Zuta - 8RW14

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  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson

Capsicum - Czech Beauty - 11NS13

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  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
Capsicum - Mallard - 9RW15

Capsicum - Mallard - 9RW15

Details  A red capsicum which has been grown by Tony Mallard ,a well known market gardener from CHCHBotanical name  Capsicum annuumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson

Capsicum - Siesta - 103NS17A

Details  Siesta is a productive golden capsicum. Nev's original seed were derived simply from a very ripe fruit from a greengrocer. That was over 25 years ago. Siesta now produces very reliable crops of large, thick-fleshed capsicums, even outdoors here in Scargill, North Canterbury, if started early in pots in a protected environment.Botanical name  Capsicum annuumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
Capsicum - Soroksari - 10RW12

Capsicum - Soroksari - 10RW12

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A large Hungarian sweet pepper that turns from yellow to red when ripe,ideal for stuffing.
Botanical name  Capsicum annuumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson
Carrot - Benhorn - 60RW17

Carrot - Benhorn - 60RW17

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  $4.00Packet contents  approx 200Grower name  Richard Watson
Celery - Karaka - 83RW19

Celery - Karaka - 83RW19

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  $4.00Packet contents  50 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson
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Celery - Red Giant - 2RW18

Celery - Red Giant - 2RW18

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  $4.00Packet contents  100 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson
Chervil - 67RW22

Chervil - 67RW22

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
Chives - Garlic - 3RW24

Chives - Garlic - 3RW24

Details  Both leaves and the stalks and immature, unopened flower buds can be used in salads or as flavouringBotanical name  Allium tuberosumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50Grower name  Richard Watson
Chives - Standard  - 31RG23

Chives - Standard - 31RG23

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 Ginders
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Cordoon - 106RG9A

Details  A large perennial that can grow to 2m with at least a 1m spread, young leaves can be eaten in salads while the roots can be cooked like parsnips. Can grow in heavy clay soils but does prefer a well drained soil in full sun, is reasonably drought tolerate.Botanical name  Cynara cardunculusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Rick Ginders
Corn - early Gem - 84RW25

Corn - early Gem - 84RW25

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  $4.00Packet contents  approx 50Grower name  Richard Watson

Corn - Kascade Korn - 85NS26

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  $4.00Packet contents  50 seedsGrower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
Corn - Painted Mountain 69RT2A

Corn - Painted Mountain 69RT2A

Details  A Native Indian decorative short season flour corn, bred from 70 American native corn varieties.  Tolerant to heat, drought, high winds and cold nights. Makes superb flour, hominy and parched corn. Can be eaten fresh when young, Grows over 2 metres.Botanical name  Zea MaysPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 50Grower name  Richard Tew
Corn Salad - 68RW27

Corn Salad - 68RW27

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  $4.00Packet contents  50 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson

Courgette - Cocozelle Bush - 105RG6A

Details  A stripped green skin Italian zucchini that is a strong and productive variety, originally from the Southern seed collection
Botanical name  Cucurbita pepoPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Ric Ginders
Edible Chrysanthemum - 90RG28

Edible Chrysanthemum - 90RG28

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
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Egyptian walking tree onions

Egyptian walking tree onions

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
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Epazote - 95RW29

Epazote - 95RW29

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
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Evening Primrose - 70NS30

Evening Primrose - 70NS30

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

Florence fennel - 86RW31

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

Gladiolus - (surprise mix) - 74RW74

Details  Four years of growing from seed has produced a range of different colours seen in the following album -
http://s416.photobucket.com/user/Medburygardens/slideshow/Gladys

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 sowing
Botanical name  GladiolusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 50Grower name  Richard Watson
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Globe Artchoke - 89RG32

Globe Artchoke - 89RG32

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
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Gooseberry - Farmers Glory - 59RT33

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.
SOLD OUT- more seed will be grown 2018-19 summer season
Botanical name  Ribes uva-crispaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Richard Tew
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Kale - Red Ruffled - 50NS37

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  $4.00Packet contents  60Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
Kale - Red Russian - 51RG35

Kale - Red Russian - 51RG35

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  $4.00Packet contents  50 seedsGrower name  Rick Ginders
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Kale - Red Ursa 48RT34

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  $4.00Packet contents  60Grower name  Richard Tew
Kale - True Siberian - 49RW36

Kale - True Siberian - 49RW36

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  $4.00Packet contents  60Grower name  Richard Watson
Leek - Perennial Leek - 93RW38

Leek - Perennial Leek - 93RW38

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 SEASON
Botanical name  Allium ampeloprasumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50Grower name  Richard Watson
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Leek - Portage - 94RW40

Leek - Portage - 94RW40

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

Leek - Purau - 91RG39

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 porrumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50Grower name  Rick Ginders
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Lettuce -  Devils Ears - 28RW46

Lettuce - Devils Ears - 28RW46

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
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Lettuce -  Merlot 22RW41

Lettuce - Merlot 22RW41

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  $4.00Packet contents  approx 50Grower name  Richard Watson
Lettuce - Mescher - 25RW43

Lettuce - Mescher - 25RW43

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 2017
Botanical name  Lactuca sativaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  40Grower name  Richard Watson

lettuce - mixed varieties - 26RW44

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
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Lettuce - Red Oakleaf - 27RW45

Lettuce - Red Oakleaf - 27RW45

Details  Has burgundy red leaves and is a loose-leaf non hearting lettuce cultivar  Botanical name  Lactuca sativaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  40Grower name  Richard Watson
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Meadowfoam  - 71RT47

Meadowfoam - 71RT47

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  30Grower name  Richard Tew
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Mustard Lettuce - 87RW49

Mustard Lettuce - 87RW49

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  $4.00Packet contents  50Grower name  Richard Watson

Onion - Medbury Red Longkeeper - 35RW48

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

Onion - Pukekohe long keeper - 36RW50

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

Onion Welsh Bunching - 37RG51

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

Orach - red - 88RW52

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
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Parsley - Hamburg root parsley - 64RW53

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  $4.00Packet contents  approx 50Grower name  Richard Watson

Parsley - Italian or flat leaf - 72RW54

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  $4.00Packet contents  approx 50Grower name  Richard Watson

Parsnip - Hollow Crown - 63RG56

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
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Parsnip - Karlcrown - 61RW55

Parsnip - Karlcrown - 61RW55

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

Pea - Giant Alderman - 57RG62

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  $4.00Packet contents  40Grower name  Rick Ginders

Pea - Kalverdon Monarch - 56RW61

Details  

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 2017

Botanical name  Pisum sativumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  40Grower name  Richard Watson
Pea - Nev's cowpea - 34NS57

Pea - Nev's cowpea - 34NS57

Details  Grown by Nev for about 30 years, this type of bean is grown mainly for making hummus. Grows about 30 cm tall and is quite productiveBotanical name  Vigna unguiculataPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
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Pea - Onward - 55RT60

Pea - Onward - 55RT60

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  $4.00Packet contents  40Grower name  Richard Tew
Pea - Snow- Giant Mammeth - 53RW63

Pea - Snow- Giant Mammeth - 53RW63

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  $4.00Packet contents  40 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson
Pea - Waitohi - 54RW59

Pea - Waitohi - 54RW59

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  $4.00Packet contents  40 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson

Pink Raspberry - 5RW64

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. Raspberry seed needs stratification, which can also be done in the fridge by placing the seed in damp paper on a plate then cover the plate with cling wrap. about 6-8 weeks should be enough.

SOLD OUT- more seed will be grown 2018-19 growing season
Botanical name  RubusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Richard Watson
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Radish - black Spanish - 62RW65

Radish - black Spanish - 62RW65

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  $4.00Packet contents  approx 50Grower name  Richard Watson
Radish - Pink Beauty - 96RW66

Radish - Pink Beauty - 96RW66

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  $4.00Packet contents  50Grower name  Richard Watson

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  $4.00Packet contents  50 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson
Skirret - 6RW68

Skirret - 6RW68

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$4.0050 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
Sunflowers - Giant Russian - 75RW71

Sunflowers - Giant Russian - 75RW71

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  $4.00Packet contents  approx 30Grower name  Richard Watson
Teasel  - 7RG70

Teasel - 7RG70

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
Tomatillo - 73RT72

Tomatillo - 73RT72

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 - 33RW78 - Riesentraube

Tomato - 33RW78 - Riesentraube

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 - Ailsa Craig - 14RG83

Tomato - Ailsa Craig - 14RG83

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
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Tomato - Broad Ripple Yellow - 15RW84

Tomato - Broad Ripple Yellow - 15RW84

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 - Copia - 110DC13A

Tomato - Copia - 110DC13A

Details  An indeterminate that was a cross by Jeff Dawson between Green Zebra and Marvel Stripe Yellow and peachy/orange flesh, regular leafed plant that produces fruit of approx 700grams in weight, has very sweet fruit, few seeds, though bruises easily.Botanical name  Lycopersicon lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Dawn Coberger

Tomato - Japanese Black Trifele - 19NS75

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 esculentumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair

Tomato - Lobella - 104NS74A

Details  Lobella produces big crops of yellow fruit that look almost identical to yellow capsicums. Thick walled and hollow (they were originally called Yellow Stuffer), their seeds are enclosed in gel in the top of the fruit. Though great in salads, their flavour is enhanced by baking them, halved. They can be stuffed.
SEED EXPECTED FEB 2019
Botanical name  Lycopersicon lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
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Tomato - long keeper - 20RW76

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 - Marmande - 58RG79

Tomato - Marmande - 58RG79

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
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Tomato - Moonglow - 16RW74

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 - Oregon Spring - 97RG80

Tomato - Oregon Spring - 97RG80

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
Tomato - Pink Brandywine - 17RW85

Tomato - Pink Brandywine - 17RW85

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 - Purau Sweet Cherry - 99RG81

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 - Sub-Arctic Maxi - 13NS73

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 - Sweet 100 98RG88

Tomato - Sweet 100 98RG88

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
Tomato - Toms Yellow Wonder - 18RW86

Tomato - Toms Yellow Wonder - 18RW86

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

Turnip - Scarlet - 47RW89

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  $4.00Packet contents  80 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson

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