Our Selection Of Cucurbita from Courgette to Pumpkin
New for 2013!
Spineless Zucchini 10 seeds ■☻
Yellow Spineless Zucchini 10 seeds ■☻
Hybrid Courgette 10 seeds ■☻
Golden Zuchini 10 seeds ■☻
Striped Courgette 10 seeds ■☻
Climbing Courgette 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.
Cocktail Cucumber 6 seeds ■☻
Mini Cucumber 10 seeds ■☻
Giant Cucumber 5 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!
Cucumber 10 seeds ■☻
Yellow Cucumber 10 seeds ■☻
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.
Summer Squash Hybrid 10 seeds ■☻
Caigua or Stuffing Cucumber 10 seeds ■☻
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.
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.
"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.
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!
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 ♥