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New Vegetable Seeds

New Vegetable Seeds for 2016

As part of our customer service we are always looking for exciting or unusual new seeds on a regular basis, all of these  are consolidated into our website as they become available but we like to highlight them in this section. Although these new seeds appear within each category, the following is a growing and working list of all new items for the coming season.

 

This section will be regularly updated as new seeds come in.

Basil Dolce Fresca

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‘Genovese type Basil’ Aprx 100 seeds

A new introduction that has taken the gardening world by storm in the USA winning a 2015 All-America Selections award. The dark green, glossy leaves are sweet and fragrant with a compact growth habit on plants only reaching 30cm tall and wide. The stems resist stretching and are reluctant to flower for a continuous crop late into the season.

Basil Purple Ruffles

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‘Red Leaved Basil' Aprx 100 seeds

A new fragrant and dramatic garden subject with large leaves, dark purple almost black in colour and heavily fringed and ruffled. Height 35-45cm.

Bean Fagiolo Do Spagna

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Butter Bean or Lima Bean 20 seeds

Butter beans or Lima beans are native to Peru, where they have been cultivated for thousands of years. Like all beans, they are a rich source of protein and fibre. Limas typically require about 70 days after germination to be harvested as a shell bean but are sensitive to cold soil so germinate first under glass in pots before planting out 6" apart when the soil temperature has reached 60 F or above. These beans are a pole variety needing a frame to climb.

Broad Bean Red Epicure

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Red Broad Bean Aprx 25 seeds җ җ

An unusual Broad Bean to try for something really different. The mahogony red beans retain their striking colour if lightly steamed rather than boiled, and have an excellent taste. A colourful addition to the dinner plate!

Capsicum annum Trinidad Scorpion

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Extreme Hot Chili 10 seeds

Hot!

An extremely hot chilli variety reputed to have an SHU of 1.2 million. The round shaped fruits feature a distinctive tail and mature from lime green to bright red. Maximum fruit size is 5cm x 3cm but often the overall size is smaller. Needs high temperatures to germinate with the optimum being 27-32C. Please take care when handling fruit.

Cauliflower Lazio F1

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Romanesco Cauliflower  25 seeds җ

A Romanesco cauliflower variety developed to extend the cropping period; will go through to late December in milder areas. Has a semi-erect habit, with good vigour and high mildew resistance. Typical maturity is 125-135 days from transplant. A good variety to follow F1 Navona.

Cucumber Poona Kheera

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Rustic Cucumber 10 seeds

Poona Kheera is an unusual heirloom and very productive early cucumber from India Cucumber It has a crisp, crunchy and extremely tasty flavour. The young fruits are yellow but mature with a brown skin like a potato growing to 4 or 5 inches long. Seen as a gourmet variety it has the best flavour if harvested just as the rosy blush begins.

Melon F1 Irina

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Canteloupe Melon 10 seeds

Melon Irina is an early maturing, vigorous variety, with an abundance of female flowers. Round and slightly netted fruit, with an attractive colour at full maturity similar to a traditional Charantais. Uniform size fruit typically weighing up to 1kg. The flesh is deep orange, not watery, with a high sugar content and has a long shelf life. A modern hybrid resistant to Fusarium and Powdery Mildew.

Pea Oregon Sugar Pod

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Sugar Snap Pea Aprx 250 seeds җ җ

Pea Oregon Sugar Pod is a very popular fine quality ‘Sugar Snap ’ pea, that produces heavy yields of crisp sweet fleshy 2.5" pods, which can be eaten raw, steamed or in stir fries. Stringless when immature. A fairly compact bushy plant to 90cm that should not require much support and bred for flavour! Suitable for freezing.

Plukenetia huayllabambana

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Giant Sacha inchi 5 seeds

Giant Sacha inchi a tropical plant grown as a slender vine with simple, pointed leaves and very small, white flowers followed by curious, star-shaped green fruits, which become woody as they mature. Its roasted oily seeds are not only very tasty but are extremely rich in unsaturated fatty acids, namely the healthy Omega 3 and Omega 6 and some Omega 9, as well as higher in protein than even peanuts and was well known to ancient pre-Inca cultures in Peru. It will also tolerate temperate climatic conditions so suitable to a warm greenhouse as a novelty plant. The seeds of this variety are twice as large as volubilis.

Plukenetia volubilis

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Sacha inchi 5 seeds

Sacha inchi a tropical plant grown as a slender vine with simple, pointed leaves and very small, white flowers followed by curious, star-shaped green fruits, which become woody as they mature. Its roasted oily seeds are not only very tasty but are extremely rich in unsaturated fatty acids, namely the healthy Omega 3 and Omega 6 and some Omega 9, as well as higher in protein than even peanuts and was well known to ancient pre-Inca cultures in Peru. It will also tolerate temperate climatic conditions so suitable to a warm greenhouse as a novelty plant.

Psophocarpus tetragonolobus

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Winged Bean  10 seeds

Psophocarpus tetragonolobus, the winged bean is a strong growing, twining perennial legume to 6ft with large beautiful pale blue flowers. The plant is thought to have originated along the east coast of Africa and is used for leafy green potherbs, fresh pods, dried beans, edible tubers, animal fodder and forage, green manure, and cover crops; the winged beans are the ultimate multi-purpose crop. Young seedpods cooked for a few minutes taste like French beans but the roots and foliage can also be used and the flowers taste a bit like mushrooms - am all purpose tropical plant not at all frost hardy though.

Radish Bora King

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Purple Round Radish Aprx 100 seeds 

Radish Bora King is a specialty variety of radish, with a purple skin and flesh with an average length of 20cm, it is late to go woody, slow to bolt and ideal for both Spring and Autumn sowing.

Soya Bean Pripyat

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Hardy Soybean for UK planting  Aprx 100 seeds 

Pripyat is a new variety especially bred for cooler climates and intended for a matured soybean crop. Harvesting is like peas, all at the same time, so a staggered sowing can be an advantage. Expect only 2 to 3 beans per pod. Leave to mature into dry hard beans for storing, or pick while still green and cook like broad beans.

Soybean in comparison to other legumes is far superior in terms of health benefits.

  • Low in fat with no cholesterol
  • Contains essential heart friendly omega-3 fats
  • An excellent source of fibre
  • Is a good source of enriched Calcium and Vitamin B12
  • Is a complete protein, containing all the amino acids essential to human nutrition
  • Provides important minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and selenium
  • Rich in probiotics
  • Contains isoflavones which are beneficial in reducing risk of various cancers, heart disease and osteoporosis

Sweet Pepper Purple Beauty

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Bell Pepper  10 seeds

Sweet!

Sweet Pepper Beauty. Purple peppers are always popular, as they are so colourful. This variety produces loads of beautiful bells on compact, bushy plants in about 75 days from sowing. It has a crisp texture and a mild, sweet flavour.

Tomato Chef's Choice Pink

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Pink Beefsteak Vining Tomato 10 seeds

Tomato Chef's Choice Pink a VFT Hybrid is an ALL AMERICA SELECTIONS WINNER. A Potato leaved variety it produces impressive yields of 12 to 16 oz. beefsteak tomatoes with a deep pink sweet, meaty flesh and an irresistibly good taste. These fruits have a perfect acid-to-sugar ratio resulting in flavour that is reminiscent of heirlooms. However, these hybrid plants are easier to grow and yield early harvests of delicious, crack-resistant beefsteak tomatoes. Indeterminate best under glass

Tomato F1 Indigo Blue Berries

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Vining Cherry Blue Tomato  10 seeds

An intermediate blue tomato that has very high Anthocyanin levels changing the fruits skin to a beautiful deep purple colour. The unripe cherry fruits are amethyst purple and ripen to almost black, with a brick red blossom end and delicious plum-like flavour. Cherry sized fruits typically weigh 12-16 grams each.

Tomato F1 Modus

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Hybrid Tomato 10 seeds

Tomato F1 Modus is an indeterminate mini orange-red cherry plum type, with small oval shaped fruits. Slightly longer than F1 Rosada, with a higher sugar content and good storage performance. 14-16 grams. Resistant to Fol (1), Va, Vd.

Tomato Sun Sugar

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Cherry Orange Vining Tomato 10 seeds

Sun sugar an FT Hybrid with orange cherry tomatos and an unbelievably good flavour and productivity. Very sweet, fruity-tasting tomatoes are borne in long clusters on vigorous plants. Many other cherry tomatoes have a tendency to crack, especially when ripe, but this one has crack resistance bred in while still keeping a thin skin. The taste of these tomatoes is such a delight that they're often picked and eaten before ever making it indoors! Indeterminate best under glass

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Symbol Codes

Germination -- Easy Moderate and Challenging

Backlog for Fresh Seed Flavour

Hardiness - To -5°C җ To -10°C җҗ Fully Hardy җҗҗ

Needs Shady Position Sunny Position Water Loving