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Our Selection Of Cucurbita from Courgette to Pumpkin

Courgette Bambino

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Baby Courgette  10 seeds

Bush type non running courgette that produces masses of dark green ‘baby’ fruits over a long period. The use of courgette flowers is popular in many restaurants, and this variety can be harvested with the flower on, or the flower can be detached and used separately.
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Courgette Collection

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5 varieties of Courgette or Zuchini 25 seeds

A mixed collection of courgettes for something different. Pack Contains 5 seeds each of :-

Courgette F1 Midnight
Courgette F1 Siesta
Courgette F1 Zephyr
Courgette Piccolo
Courgette Eight Ball

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Courgette Eight Ball

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Ball shaped Courgette or Zuchini 10 seeds
Courgette Eight Ball is a hybrid courgette variety producing dark green, uniform, round fruits. More even cropping with higher yields than open pollinated round varieties. Its bush habit makes it suitable for smaller areas or container growing.
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Courgette F1 Cavili

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Hybrid Zuchini 6 seeds
An early parthenocarpic (virgin fruit) variety that can even be used for open field production. The glossy 6” pale green skinned fruits have a fabulous flavour with high yields possible even under bad weather conditions and ideal for outdoor cultivation. Courgette Cavili needs no pollination by insects and matures early in just 50 – 60 days!
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Courgette F1 Midnight

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Spineless Zucchini 10 seeds

A high yielding modern hybrid with dark green, glossy fruits produced on a very compact plant. Completely spineless making it easy to pick and excellent for growing in large pots.
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Courgette F1 Siesta

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Yellow Spineless Zucchini 10 seeds

Another spineless variety with a bushy habit producing vibrant yellow fruits with distinctive white stripes. The leaves also feature some golden yellow markings.
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Courgette F1 Zephyr

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Hybrid Courgette 10 seeds

An unusual variety with pale yellow fruits that have a striking green tip. Best picked before getting too large which also helps continued cropping.
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Courgette Kojac

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Courgette  10 seeds
Courgette Kojac is a very high yielding and prolific courgette with dark green fruits. Use as a hot vegetable or try frying in butter for a delicious taste. Pick young for courgettes or leave to large marrows, which are excellent for stuffing with a mincemeat filling and baking in the oven. For a continuous crop pick regularly.

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Courgette One Ball Yellow

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Hybrid Zuchini 10 seeds
A bright yellow,round courgette. Courgette One Ball Yellow has an attractive appearance with good all round cooking quality. The tennis ball sized fruit are quick to mature with a scrumptious creamy flesh that can be sliced and fried, or baked whole and stuffed.
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Courgette F1 Atena

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Golden Zuchini  10 seeds

Courgette F1 Atena is a modern prolific hybrid with bright golden fruits, why not add a real dash of colour to both the vegetable garden and the table. Pick young as courgettes or for pickling or leave to large marrows, which are excellent for stuffing with a mincemeat filling and baking in the oven. For a continuous crop pick regularly.

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Courgette Piccolo

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Striped Courgette  10 seeds

A British bred dual purpose variety that can be used as a courgette or left to mature rapidly into small round marrows which are perfect stuffed. The fruits are nearly round, uniform and very tasty and the spineless bushy plant will produce them in abundance. Easy to grow and excellent for growing in containers or where space is at a premium

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Courgette Taxi F1

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Yellow Zuchini  10 seeds
We have been growing these bright yellow courgettes for many years, they are prolific croppers and add a real dash of colour to both the vegetable garden and the table. Courgette Taxi is best picked young as courgettes or leave to large marrows, which are excellent for stuffing with a mincemeat filling and baking in the oven. For a continuous crop pick regularly.

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Courgette Tromboncino

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Climbing Courgette 10 seeds

A very unusual heirloom courgette that has long pale green fruits with a bulbous end. Best picked small for eating but if left can grow to over a metre in length! With its somewhat rude shape it will really make a talking point in your vegetable garden or allotment. To display the unusual fruits at their best try growing it up a frame like a gourd plant.
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Cucumber Bianco Lungo

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White Cucumber 10 seeds

This heirloom plant from Italy produces heavy yields of unusual 40cm long slightly rounded shiny white skinned cucumbers. Cucumber Bianco Lungo is an excellent slicing cucumber which can also be used to make dill pickles. The skin has lots of small protuberances giving it a rustic look and best peeled before eating but with firm flesh and few seeds it makes good eating. Can be grown outside running over the ground or trained up a frame.

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Cucumber Burpless Tasty Green F1

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Outdoor Ridge Cucumber 10 seeds
Cucumber Burpless Tasty Green is one of the easiest and most reliable cucumbers you can grow. Its straightforward, easygoing nature means you can grow it outside and still expect generous harvests of fat, firm ridge cucumbers from early in the season until the first frosts. The flavour is delicate and sweet, without any bitterness and with a mouth wateringly crisp, fresh texture.
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Cucumber Crystal Lemon

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Sweet round Lemon coloured Cucumber 10 seeds
A versatile round yellow sweet cucumber with a good flavour, and it doesn't have much of the chemical that makes other cucumbers bitter and hard to digest. Though Cucumber Crystal Lemon is often served raw, it's also a good pickling cucumber. Plants are very easy to grow and do well in areas that have short summers, as fruits mature faster and need less heat to ripen than most cucumbers, pick at about 2" diameter. 10 seeds
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Cucumber F1 Carmen

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Indoor Cucumber  5 seeds 
A unique all female variety with resistance to all known strains of powdery mildew, scab and leaf-spot. Cucumber F1 Carmen fruits are bitter free and produced in abundance with 50 or more per plant. Easy to train and day length sensitive. For maximum yield plant  March to April.

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Cucumber F1 Mira

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Cucumber Melon Cross 5 seeds
Cucumber Mira is an interesting cross between a cucumber and a melon producing a striped melon like cucumber fruit up to 12" in length but slightly fatter. However best harvested at 6" to 9" long when they are at their best. This is more cucumber than melon with a distinct melon flavour and the plants are very prolific. Definitely worth a try but best under glass.
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Cucumber F1 Styx

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All Female Hybrid Cucumber 5 Seeds 
A top quality all female cucumber with a high tolerance of Powdery Mildew. Cucumber Styx has an open habit for easy management and the fruits are uniform and quite straight.
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Cucumber Iznik F1

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Cocktail Cucumber 6 seeds 

Cucumber Iznik is an all female mini cucumber variety that produces a high yield of 'snack sized' fruits, typically measuring 10-12cm in length on compact plants. The fruits have a smooth skin and an excellent flavour. It is the ideal variety for container or patio growing and resistant to Cucumber Scab and Powdery Mildew.
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Cucumber La Diva

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Mini Cucumber 10 seeds 

Cucumber La Diva produces mini cucumbers about 6'' long which are bitter free and seedless. The flesh is tender crisp and sweet and the plants, suitable for both outdoor and indoor use, have a good disease resistance.
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Cucumber Mammoth Zeppelin

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Giant Cucumber 5 seeds 

Cucumber Mammoth Zeppelin is a giant member of the Ridge cucumber family so reasonably hardy and can be grown outdoors. Young fruits taste good with little bitterness but if you leave them to mature to a yellow colour they can be up to 3ft long and weigh over 10Kg!! Needs tying up well because of the weight! (We found out the hard way!)
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Cucumber Mini White

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Mini White Cucumber 10 seeds

Cucumber Miniature White produces high yields of small white cucumbers. One of the best white cucumbers on the market as it has no bitterness and excellent for salads, pickles, or gourmet dishes. Impress your neighbours by growing some white cucumbers!

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Cucumber Tanja Organic

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ORGANIC SEED

Cucumber  10 seeds

Cucumber Tanja  - an organic seed producing robust plants with slim, dark green 1ft long fruits,  which are free from any bitterness. Suitable for polytunnel or outdoor cultivation.

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Cucumber Yellow Submarine

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Yellow Cucumber 10 seeds

This plant produces excellent yields of uniform 8" by 3" wide light yellow burpless cucumbers. They remain nearly seedless even to full size and are non bitter and crunchy. Great for making giant pickle slices for beef burgers!
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Cucumis anguria

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West Indian Gherkin Cucumber or bur cucumber 12 seeds

This relative of the cucumber produces wonderful 5cm oblong spined fruits produced in quantity on 6ft tall climbing/scambling plants. The baby gherkins are good to eat fresh or pickled and taste exactly like a good cucumber with no bitterness. The spines are harmlessly soft and totally edible, so no need to rub them off. Best grown under cover though as these are a tropical plant and very popular.

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Cucumis melo Golden Sweet

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Oriental Melon  10 seeds
Cucumis melo is an unusual small Oriental melon, with oblong-shaped melons 3-4 inches long, these fruits have a smooth, golden skin and a very crisp, sweet white flesh.  Plant grows vigorously in warm climates. This melon is very prolific and is very popular in Taiwan, Korea and Japan. Sow seeds in seed pots in spring and transplant to a greenhouse border or warm frame when large enough. The plant begins to set fruits 40 days after transplanting.

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Cucumis metuliferus

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Horned Melon  10 seeds
Cucumis metuliferus, or ‘horned melon’ is a fast growing annual vine related to the cucumber family that is best planted in a greenhouse as our summers are not really warm enough for it. Prized by some for its slightly bitter papaya and watermelon flavour. Beware though the fruits have thorns and the leaves have very small spines. Best grown for its novelty value.

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Cucumis sativas Suhyo

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Oriental Cucumber Suhyo  10 seeds
Cucumis Suhyo is a long-time favourite cucumber in Japan, that produces long slender cucumbers, 1” x 18”. The cucumber skin is dark green and has small spines. The flesh is firm, crisp and delicious. A very productive variety.

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Cucurbita Buttercup

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Squash  10 seeds 
Squash make an excellent vegetable and are easy to grow, use either just diced and cooked, or stuffed with a mincemeat filling. Cucurbita Buttercup a late autumn variety, is said to be the smoothest, best flavoured squash yet produced, up to 3 or 4 lbs. each.

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Cucurbita Cream of the Crop

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Squash  10 seeds
Squash make an excellent vegetable and are easy to grow, use either just diced and cooked, or stuffed with a mincemeat filling. Cucurbita Cream of the Crop is an All American Winner and a winter acorn squash with a tasty creamy flesh.

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Cucurbita Crown Prince

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Squash  10 seeds
Cucurbita Crown prince is a winter Squash with a sweet nutty flavour and pale grey skin.
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Cucurbita Delicata

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Hybrid Squash 10 seeds
Specially selected strain of the much-loved Squash Delicata, (sweet potato) was bred for the UK market. Pretty elongated fruit, with white/ green stripes and a yellow flesh that has a delicate and sumptuously nutty flavour. It is a compact vine, ideal for small gardens with good disease resistance.
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Cucurbita Hunter F1 Butternut

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Squash Hybrid 10 seeds
Bred in the UK this early Squash Butternut should be ready in August from a May sowing. It has an open plant habit allowing natural sunlight to ripen the fruits and they will produce 4 to 5, 800g fruits per plant. 95 days to maturity. Stores well with a sweet flavour. Hunter is an improved form of variety Harrier.
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Cucurbita Kabocha

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Squash  10 seeds
Kabocha Squash make an excellent vegetable and are easy to grow, use either just diced and cooked, or stuffed with a mincemeat filling. Kabocha has a very sweet nutty flavour and is a particular favourite of ours.

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Cucurbita Moonbeam

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Summer Squash Hybrid 10 seeds

An excellent hybrid pie-shaped patty pan variety, with scallop edged fruits.  Maturing after only 45-50 days with a good flavour and texture. Suited for both baby and standard sized fruit production. Pale green to white skin, with pale green flesh.
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Cucurbita Uchiki Kuri

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Squash  10 seeds 
Uchiki Kuri Squash make an excellent vegetable and are easy to grow, use either just diced and cooked, or stuffed with a mincemeat filling. For a fabulous red colour display as well as a delicious vegetable with a sweet creamy flesh try this one.
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Cyclanthera pedata

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Caigua or Stuffing Cucumber 10 seeds 

Caigua is a slender tropical vine from South America from the cucumber family. It produces a pale green, semi-flattened fruit resembling a cucumber that is 4" to 6" long. However unlike a cucumber, the inside of the ripe fruit is hollow and eaten much like bell peppers - either raw or cooked (after the seeds are removed). They are also prepared as stuffed peppers; stuffed with meat, fish or cheese and then baked - earning it's name "Stuffing Cucumber". Research conducted in Peru has reported that caigua can lower cholesterol levels in humans by up to 20% and is becoming popular in the USA as a health food.
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Marrow Long Green Trailing

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Exhibition Giant Marrow 10 seeds 

A strong growing strain which will develop extra large dark green exhibition quality fruit. High yielding trailing plant. Ideal for winter storage. Needs space!
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Melon Banana

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Heritage Banana Melon 10 seeds
Banana Melon is a heritage stumpy "banana" shaped melon, hence the name but it does not taste of bananas. Fruits are about 2ft long with a smooth yellow skin and salmon pink flesh. Not very aromatic until it is cut open or it naturally opens when fully ripe and then it has a very strong sweet exotic pineapple scent. Excellent sweet spicy flavour and 80 days from seed sowing to fruit in warm conditions in a greenhouse or polytunnel. I went to find the Melon Banana after a customer told me he used to grow it but could not find a seed source any more.
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Melon F1 Sweetheart

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Canteloupe Melon 10 seeds
All melons are best grown under glass or in a warm cold frame. Melon Sweetheart is a Charantais F1 hybrid producing early, heavy yields of good sized fruits with a smooth skin. The flesh is sweet with a mild aromatic flavour. Medium globe shaped fruits to 600gms.

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Melothria scabra

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Mouse Melons or Cucamelon or Mexican Sour Gherkin 20 seeds 
Egg shaped inch-long green & white striped or mottled fruits resembling tiny watermelons. Melothria scabra is a fast-growing annual with lobed leaves from Mexico. Fruits have a tasty flavour and crunchy in texture, used in salads or stir fries and pickled in Mexico where they are known as Mexican Sour Gherkins.

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Momordica charantia

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Bangkok Hybrid large fruited Bitter Melon (5 seeds Pr Pkt) n£

This tropical, annual vine has a bitter taste and is used in, soup, curry, and salads. (If you don’t like the bitter taste, parboil with salt and rinse 2-3 times before cooking.) The Thais believe that Momordica charantia is very good for the kidneys and blood. Grow under glass or in a polytunnel like a cucumber vine. This new large fruited hybrid has early to medium fruit maturity on vigorous plants. The fruits (8” to 15” long) are set mostly on the lateral vines similar to Gourd plants.

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Momordica cochinchinensis

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Gac Fruit  5 large seeds n£

Momordica cochinchinensis or Gac Fruit is one of these so called wonder fruits from Southeast Asian that has been traditionally used as both food and medicine in the regions in which it grows. It is a relative of the bitter gourd but Gac has been shown to be especially high in lycopene content. Relative to mass, it contains up to 70 times the amount of lycopene found in tomatoes. It has also been found to contain up to 10 times the amount of beta-carotene of carrots or sweet potatoes. There has also been recent research that suggests that gac contains a protein that may inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells. You will need both male and female vines to cross pollinate for fruit which may prove a bit of a challenge in the UK even under glass.

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Momordica grosvenori

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"Luo Han Guo" or "Arhat Fruit"  10 seeds n£

Luo Han Guo or Arhat Fruit is a perennial vine of the gourd family, cultivated in northern Guangxi of China where they have used it for centuries for both its sweet flavour and its medicinal properties. After being processed, it can be used as a remedy for colds and congestion of the lung. The natural non caloric sweetening agents contained in the  fruits are also antioxidative, anticarcinogenic, and helpful in preventing diabetic complications.

Grow in the same way as other gourds up a trellis outside in a warm location or under glass after starting off the seed early in the spring.

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Pumpkin Dill's Atlantic Giant

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The Worlds Largest Pumpkin!  5 seeds 
Have a go and see how big you can grow a pumpkin. Pumpkin Dill's Atlantic Giant regularly produces 400 lb. pumpkins with a record weight of  over 1000 lbs.! I have even heard that in hot weather the vine can grow 3ft over night! You will need a big warm plot for one of these and some rich manure dug in. Note this variety is much larger than "Hundredweight" that has had a lot of publicity lately.
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Pumpkin F1 Jack of all Trades

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Halloween Pumpkin  10 seeds
Perfect for Halloween with the right size, skin colour and quality, Pumpkin F1 Jack of all Trades is also good for eating. You can expect pumpkins to weigh about 5kg to 7kg. Why not let the kids have a go at growing them for Halloween?
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Pumpkin Freaky Tom

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Halloween Pumpkin  5 seeds

This is an unusual heavily warted pumpkin bred especially for Halloween. Pumpkin Freaky Tom's fruit is about 12" high and 10" across weighing 5 to 6 kilos. Perfect for carving and it also stores well. The kids will just love this one!

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Pumpkin Snowman

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White Pumpkin  10 seeds
Pumpkin Snowman is a unique white coloured pumpkin capable of 3kg to 4kg weight and perfect for decoration with its smooth uniform skin. Medium to late maturity and popular with interior design enthusiasts.
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Snake Gourd

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Trichosanthes Cucumerina or Snake Gourd 5 seeds
The Snake Gourd is by nature one of the tastier gourds as compared to bottle gourd and bitter gourds. It is an annual climber like other gourds with lobed, rich green leaves. It has lacy white flowers that bloom in summer evenings followed by white striped slender fruit that turns orange when ripe. This species is commonly grown for its use as a vegetable in stir fries, curries or use as a medicine.
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Watermelon Sugar Baby

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Water Melon 10 seeds
Watermelon 'Sugar Baby' has smaller round fruits about 20cm in diameter averaging 4kg in weight. The skin turns almost black when ripe with a sweet red flesh. Because the fruit is smaller it tends to take less time to ripen so a good choice to try in our climate under glass or in a polytunnel.
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Watermelon Yellow Doll

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Water Melon 10 seeds
The crisp yellow flesh of Watermelon Yellow Doll is sweet and delicious with a thin rind and few seeds. It sets heavily on a smaller than normal vines and very early to mature so favoured in USA northern states who have shorter summers.  Fruit averages 3 to 5 lbs and matures in 75 days but best tried under glass. We think it is one of the best varieties to try and grow in the UK.
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Wax Gourd

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Oblong Tong Winter Melon 10 seeds
Wax Gourd, also called White Gourd and Tong Qwa, is a fast-growing, long-season, warm-climate vegetable. The plant grows like the pumpkin over the ground and can grow up to 50 pounds. Fruits can be stored in a cool place for months and used later in the winter season, Tong Qwa means "Winter Melon" in Chinese. In the UK best grown under glass or planted out in a very warm sunny position after starting off earlier in pots in heat.
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Germination -- Easy Moderate and Challenging

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

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