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Borecole F1 Redbor

Ornamental Kale n]]]
Aprx 50 seeds 2.25   JS3186

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A very bright coloured red/purple borecole, with frilly leaves. It can be harvested at the baby leaf stage or left to mature. Highly attractive, it can also be used as a foliage plant in the winter flower garden as seen on Gardeners World. They prefer a fertile, well drained soil, and can be planted out to follow beans, peas, lettuce and onions etc. Harvest from Nov to Apr picking the centre of the plant first as this will encourage side shoots to grow for further picking. Good winter hardiness.

Broccoli Purple Sprouting Early

Early Purple Sprouting Broccoli n
Aprx 100 seeds 1.66   JS3414

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A popular amateur variety, for harvesting in February and March. Spears can be harvested over several weeks. One of our favourite early crops from the vegetable patch.

Broccoli Purple Sprouting Mixed

Mixed variety Purple Sprouting Broccoli n
Aprx 100 seeds 1.66   JS2267

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An unusual selection of four top quality varieties to provide continuous cropping of purple spears from mid Feb to mid May. One of our favourite early crops from the vegetable patch.

Brussel Bedford Fillbasket

Green Brussel Sprout n]]]
Aprx 100 seeds 1.59   JS2575

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This excellent variety has a long harvesting period October to December. Producing dark green, tasty, medium sized sprouts that are ideal for boiling, steaming or microwaving. Often producing the largest, most solid sprouts and heaviest yields.

Brussel F1 Abacus

Early Brussel Sprout n]]]
Aprx 25 seeds 2.35   JS3210

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A superb variety combining early cropping with uniform cylindrical button development. Very good standing ability, and uniform quality. Ideal for February sowings and autumn sown then over-wintered for transplant crops. Can be harvested from mid August onwards from an early sowing.

Brussel F1 Maximus

F1 Hybrid Sweet Variety n]]]
Aprx 50 seeds 2.35   JS2921

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One of the best early season brussel sprouts. Superbly flavoured, smooth tight buttons that hold well on the plant for pickings from late September up to Christmas. Maturing time approximately 30-36 weeks from time of sowing. Said to be one of the sweetest sprouts to come on to the market. RHS Award of Garden Merit winner.

Brussel Petit Posy

"Flower Sprout" n]]]
Aprx 40 seeds 2.25   JS3565

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An interesting combination of a Brussel sprout and kale, producing attractive 'kale florets' on a sprout like stalk. Supplied as a combination of green, purple and bi-coloured (green/purple) varieties. Grow as per mid season Brussels sprouts. According to the suppliers these taste sweeter than normal sprouts and make an attractive display on the plate if steamed - leaving them as whole florets.

Brussel Sprouts Red Ball

Purple Brussel Sprouts n]]]
Aprx 100 seeds 2.21   JS2366

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An unusual purple or red Brussel Sprout with a slightly milder taste than the green type and the red colour is enhanced with the first light frosts. The colouring is similar to the red cabbage colour if you are familiar with these. Excellent for the Christmas dinner table!

Cabbage Caraflex F1

Pointed Early Green Summer Cabbage n]
Aprx 25 seeds 1.95   JS3216

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An attractive smooth pointed cabbage with a huge potential that hearts up well with an incredibly delicious sweet taste. It produces heads of approximately 400g of crisp crunchy leaves but, can grow up to 1Kg without losing flavour. Matures in about 75 days from sowing

Cabbage Robinsons Champion

Giant Cabbage n]
Aprx 30 seeds 1.95   JS3532

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This cabbage produces huge round heads in the autumn. Excellent for cooking and coleslaw being full of flavour. Matures from September onwards and is frost hardy. Seeds may be sown during Spring or Autumn to produce giant specimens.

Cabbage Kalibos

Red Pointed Cabbage n]
Aprx 50 seeds 1.59   JS2584

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A stunning red pointed cabbage to 2kg for summer and autumn production. A perfect salad cabbage as it is sweet and crisp but loses the fabulous colour with cooking.

Cabbage Red Huzaro

Red Summer Cabbage n]
Aprx 50 seeds 2.13   JS2553

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Our choice for a Red Cabbage, this one has very uniform, solid dark red heads on neat plants with few outside leaves. Stores extremely well. Suitable for close planting if space is limited. Crops from late September to October from a Spring sowing.

Cabbage Sherwood

White Cabbage n]
Aprx 100 seeds 1.87   JS2585

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An extremely versatile summer hybrid cabbage with solid dark green heads and a short internal core noted for having a good sweet flavour. Crops August to October with good holding ability. Plant out May - June.

Cabbage Tropic Giant Hybrid

Giant Ball Head Cabbage n]
20 seeds 2.35   JS3640

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Cabbage Tropic Giant lives up to its name with the absolute biggest heads of cabbage you will probably ever see, let alone grow! This is the one that wins prizes at shows bringing cries of astonishment from gardening friends. Fully one foot across and weighing around 15 pounds, these whopping heads are flattish and round, with pale green leaves well packed. Be sure to leave extra growing space between these plants, and fertilize well.

Cabbage is a cool-season crop, sown in early spring for early-summer harvest or in mid- to late summer for autumn harvest. Start indoors or direct-sow, spacing plants 2 to 2 1/2 feet apart. Before planting, prepare the soil well with fertilizer, and add a dose of ammonium nitrate about a month into the growth season. Harvest the heads when they are firm and brightly coloured. Plants may form smaller side-heads after the main head is harvested.

Calabrese F1 Marathon

Summer Broccoli  n
Aprx 100 seeds 1.66   JS2305

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One of the best selling Calabrese varieties around with deep green well formed heads, suitable for sowing early and late as well as for a main crop. Tolerant to downy mildew.

Cauliflower Colour Collection

Summer Broccoli  n]
Aprx 50 seeds 5.95   JS2950

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We have put together five of what we consider to be the best selection of coloured cauliflowers as a special pack for anyone wishing to try more than one variety. Each packet contains 10 seeds of each variety and separately labelled. More information on each variety on this page. Dont forget cauliflowers need a rich well manured soil to do well.

Cauliflower F1 Freedom
Cauliflower Graffiti F1
Cauliflower Sunset F1
Cauliflower Trevi F1
Cauliflower Navona F1

Cauliflower Graffiti F1
Purple Cauliflower  n]
Aprx 20 seeds 3.95   JS2205

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This stunning purple coloured cauliflower is a great improvement on the older purple types. The colour intensifies with exposure to light, so this eliminates the need to protect the curds. A sweet distinct flavour and stunning as a raw crudite, stir-fried or steamed. The purple colour is due to Anthocyanins - a good source of antioxidants. This cauliflower earned the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Cauliflower Lazio F1
Romanesco Cauliflower
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Aprx 25 seeds 2.77   JS3692

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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.

Cauliflower Nautilus F1
Summer
White Cauliflower  n]
Aprx 30 seeds 2.77   JS2204

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A high quality variety with extra white deep curds. Also a vigorous hybrid even in cooler climates and useful for extended autumn crops. Sow Feb for cutting July to November. Remember the trick with cauliflowers is a really rich heavily manured vegetable plot as they will not do well on poor soil.

Cauliflower Navona F1
Romanesco Cauliflower
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Aprx 25 seeds 2.77   JS2504

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A Romanesco cauliflower producing a uniform crop of dark green, turreted curds with no bracts. It is a vigorous variety with good holding properties and was recently featured in the RHS magazine.

Cauliflower Sunset F1
Orange Cauliflower
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Aprx 20 seeds 3.95   JS2206

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One of the first orange varieties to become available. Performs best when used for September and October harvesting. Colour most pronounced when used for baby selection, but the colour is still vibrant in full size heads. Small, compact cauliflower plant.

Cauliflower Trevi F1
Lime Green Cauliflower
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Aprx 25 seeds 2.77   JS2207

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A superb, attractive and unusual lime green cauliflower produced on strong, uniform plants with a semi-prostrate habit. Again excellent for crudites and a good contrast if mixed with Graffiti on the table.

Chinese Mustard (Brassica juncea)
Indian Mustard n]]]
Approx 400 seeds 1.10   JS2064

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Red Giant is a Japanese leafy mustard. with high yields of red to dark purple tinted leaves that can be harvested as baby or full leaf. Lovely mixed with other salad leaves as it has a very mild mustard flavour or used in stir frys and is highly prized in Oriental cooking. On mature plants the large savoy leaves are deep purplish red with white mid ribs. Plants are very vigorous and grow best in mild/cool climates. Seed sown from April to autumn in succession to provide a continuous crop, to prevent the plants from bolting delay sowing until June. Sow in shallow drills.

Kohlrabi F1 Ballot
Turnip Cabbage n
Approx 50 seeds 2.19   JS2722

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Ballot an F1 hybrid is an early cropping variety for spring or autumn cropping with bluish stems, producing good quality purple bulbs resistant to cracking with excellent crisp white flesh.

Kohl Rabi F1 Korfu
Turnip Cabbage n
Approx 50 seeds 2.19   JS3567

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A high-yielding F1 hybrid white kohlrabi. Maturity is approximately 50 days after transplanting. The very uniform bulbs are round to slightly squashed and up to 4 across.

Pak Choi (Brassica rapa chinensis)
Chinese Cabbage n
Approx 200 seeds  2.28   JS1917

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Pak Choi deliciously spicy, pure white celery-like stalks are topped by green leaves. Each plant will have 10-14 stalks 8 to 10 long. Excellent raw or cooked. Pak Choi can be grown all year round, however, it grows best in the spring and the autumn and must be grown in fertile moist soil. Sow outside March - August, for continuous summer salads. If you want to grow some onto maturity, use thinnings for salads, until the plants have been thinned to about 9" and you will produce some nice plants for cooking ie: stir-fry or steaming. Sow under protection Feb - early April for spring crop and August - early October for autumn/winter crop.

Pak Choi Rubi  (Brassica rapa chinensis)
Chinese Cabbage n
Aprx 200 seeds  2.66   JS2505

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Pak Choi Rubi is the first red leaved hybrid pak choi which adds colour to Winter salads if grown under glass. It has dark purple red upper leaves with contrasting green stem and undersides and a mild flavour. Vigorous upright plant habit and easy to cut, it can also be grown to maturity to make attractive purple red heads for bunching or bags.

 

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Growing Symbols ---  Sunny position Shady position S  Lots of Water