Thursday, April 9, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Osaka Purple Mustard Brassica juncea) Small leaves that add piquancy and colour to salads and stir fries. Shredding the leaves moderates the fiery zing. The leaves are more coloured outdoors than in. Average seeds per packet
Autumn King A reliable, heavily cropping variety with tapering roots that store well over winter.
Red Russian Kale, Brassica oleracea. Frilly purple leaves that look as good as they taste. Stands all winter. Very similar to Ragged Jack but flowers a little later. Average seeds per packet 280.
Aurora, This is a variety from Siberia. It fruits very early, and germinates well at low temperatures. The fruits are red and slightly flattened. More of a paste type with thicker flesh, this one is particularly good for cooking down into a rich sauce.
Brandywine, A large fruited (most fruit in the one pound range), potato leaf, pink heirloom tomato that has taken on legendary status due to its superb flavour.
Brown Berry, Prolific cherry tomatoes produced over a long season. Rich sweet flavour.
Gardeners Delight, A sweet red cherry tomato. It is a particular favourite with children.
Harbinger, This is a traditional variety. Highly productive over a long period, it produces medium-sized fruit, thin-skinned and of very good flavour. Does well under glass but suitable for outdoor use particularly as the fruit ripens reliably, off the plant.
Polen, An Eastern European heritage variety, with numerous small yellow fruits per truss. Suitable for containers.
Purple Prince, A dark plum-shaped tomato with a sweet flavour. It makes a rich dark tomato paste.
Red Centiflor, Red cherry tomatoes on a sprawling blight resistant plant. This variety was bred by the Kapulars in Oregon by crossing various varieties including a wild tomato species, Lycopersicon hurnboldtii. Continued ripening out doors until the end of October.
Red Cherry, What it says on the tin. Prolific producer of sweet tasty fruit.
Rose de Berne Large Pink tomatoes with excellent flavour.
San Marzano Oblong paste tomato with very high dry matter.
St. Pierre Early, high flavour salad tomato.
Stupice, The tastiest of very early ripening tomatoes. This is an old Czech variety with flattened, medium sized fruits. It is productive and reliable.
Tangella Prolific yellow medium sized tomato. Sweet taste and low acid content. Our most productive yellow tomato.
Tangidel This cordon variety is a descendant of 'Gardener's Delight. It has tangerine-coloured cherry tomatoes and a superb flavour. The fruit ripens over a long season.
Tommy Toe, This Australian Heirloom has slightly elongated 1” tomatoes. They are bright red and prolific with excellent flavor and plenty of juice. It produces over an extended season.
Yellow centiflor, A yellow cherry on a robust sprawling plant. This was bred by the Kapulars in Oregon by crossing various varieties including a wild tomato species, Lycopersicon hurnboldtii. Good blight resistance. Continued ripening out doors until the end of October.
Yellow Submarine Yellow pear-shaped fruits with excellent texture, the size of a large cherry but with a big tomatoey taste.
Zapotec Pleated Lycopersicon esculentum A large almost seedless variety with deeply folded flesh, it produces a late but heavy crop.
Violet Tomatillo Physalis philadelphica Tomatillos have a tangy flavour and are widely used in authentic Mexican cookery, including salsas. Can be eaten raw and are lovely grilled. Sow under glass and transplant when danger of frost has passed. Space 70-80cm apart. Support is essential as plants can grow up to 1.5m. Harvest in August/September when the fruit fill the husks. They will become purple when left in the sun with the husks removed. Average 20 seeds per packet.
Marconi Rossa, Long thin fruits with a mild sweet flavour for use either green or red. Plants 90cm tall may fall over with the weight of the fruit.
Packed in a robust cardboard storage box
Very Easy Veg. Pack
Contains 4 packets of seeds, radish, courgette, stir-fry greens and lettuce, 4 wooden plant labels, a pencil, growing instructions, and a Brown Envelope Seeds Catalogue. €15
Contains 4 packets of seeds, Tomato, cucumber, pepper and melon, 4 wooden plant labels, a pencil, growing instructions, and a Brown Envelope Seeds Catalogue. €15
Contains 4 packets of seeds, radish, sunflowers, carrots and Black Magic beans, 4 Wooden Plant labels, a pencil, growing instructions, and a Brown Envelope Seeds Catalogue. €15
Contains 10 packets of seeds, pea, 2 beans, carrot, leek, pumpkin,
corn, kale, swede, and beetroot, 4 wooden plant labels, a pencil, growing instructions, and a Brown Envelope Seeds Catalogue.
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Saturday, April 4, 2009
"Truely sustainable agriculture is not just diversity of crops but an integration with livestock and an integration with perennials and trees."