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Beetroot Albina Ice
White Beetroot n£
Aprx 200 seeds £1.62   JS2262

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A truly white beetroot that does not bleed when cut. Excellent flavour and texture The wavy topped leaves can also be used like spinach.

Beetroot Burpees Golden
Golden
Beetroot n£
Aprx 100 seeds £1.95   JS2261

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These plants produce a good yield of large bright golden beetroots. Best when harvested when small, but they will not become fibrous when large. They were a colour breakthrough when Burpee introduced them, excellent for those who want a beetroot with a sweeter, milder flavour, and for others who love the inviting gold colour. Smaller roots to 2" across. The light green leaves can also be steamed or used raw in mixed salads.

Beetroot Mammoth Long

New for 2014!
Exhibition
Beetroot n£
Aprx 50 seeds £2.95   JS3530

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Very long smooth good quality roots. Dark red flesh with a sweet flavour. This Beetroot has won many prizes on the show bench for a number of years.

Beetroot Storuman

ORGANIC SEED
Red
Beetroot n£
Aprx 100 seeds £2.17   JS2263

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A globe variety fast growing with very smooth roots and a deep red internal colour, suited to both early and late crops.

Beetroot Chioggia

ORGANIC SEED
Striped Beetroot
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Aprx 200 seeds £1.95   JS2264

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A globe variety fast growing with very smooth roots and a deep red internal colour, suited to both early and late crops.

Carrot Atomic Red
Red Carrot n£]
Aprx 1000 seeds £1.66   JS2473

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This maincrop carrot is a beautiful scarlet colour that gets brighter when cooked. It gets its hue from a high content of the healthy antioxidant Lypocene, a precursor to beta carotene credited for helping prevent several types of cancer.

Carrot Autum King Vita Longa
Late Crop Autumn Carrot n£]]
Aprx 1000 seeds £1.66   JS2200

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This is one of the largest of carrots and last to mature, however we grow these sown thinly in a wide 6” row and use the younger plants early on and through the season. This way we do not need to thin the carrots other than by regular cropping. This is a very healthy and vigorous carrot with the potential to be the highest yielding of all. “Autumn King Vita Longa” is the best variety. Can also be left in the ground without splitting through the winter.

Carrot Eskimo

New for 2014!
Late Autumn & Winter Carrot n£]]
Aprx 500 seeds £1.95   JS3550

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A late maincrop type with very strong roots, giving excellent resistance to breakage and splitting. Good colour and excellent flavour. Strong tops for lifting. Intermediate resistance to cavity spot and very good resistance to frost damage down to -7C.

Carrot Flyaway
Main Crop Autumn Carrot n£]]
Aprx 500 seeds £1.66   JS2675

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This Nantes type carrot is less susceptible to damaging attack by carrot fly than most other varieties. Good sweet flavour and excellent when harvested young. For any carrot though remember to remove any thinnings away from the plants as the smell attracts the carrot fly and compounds the problem!

Carrot Purple Haze F1
Purple Carrot
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Aprx 300 seeds Pr Pkt  £1.66   JS2201 

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An award winning purple carrot. The 10” to 12” smooth purple carrots taper to a point and reveal a bright orange centre when cut. Colourful and sweetly flavoured raw, their colour though will become diffused when cooked. Apparently this carrot was named after a Jimmy Hendrix song!

Carrot Purple Sun
Purple Core Carrot
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Aprx 300 seeds Pr Pkt  £1.66   JS3450 

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Purple Sun, unlike other purple carrots has a striking strong purple colour from skin right through to the core. Antrhrocyanin is a flavanoid considered to have health benefits in humans, and Purple Sun is full of it, so it not only looks stunning but is also good for you.

Carrot Rainbow
Rainbow Coloured Carrots  n£]]
Aprx 300 seeds £1.66   JS2203

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This strain produces a colourful mix of red, white, yellow and orange carrots, each with a distinctive flavour. Rich in vitamins and minerals, nutritious and sweet . Another excellent but practical novelty. Rainbow is not a mix of varieties! It’s the first-ever Carrot to naturally produce every shade from white to red.

Carrot Samurai
Red/Pink Carrot  n£]]
Aprx 500 seeds £1.66   JS2202

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An ideal summer harvest carrot which produces long roots that taper to a point. They have a noticeable redder skin and sweet, pink-tinged flesh. A real novelty that will add colour to the table.

Carrot Colour Collection
Red/Pink Carrot  n£]]
Aprx 1250 seeds £4.95   JS2949

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We have put together five of what we consider to be the best selection of coloured carrots as a special pack for anyone wishing to try more than one variety. Each packet contains 250 seeds of each variety and separately labelled. More information on each variety on this page.

Carrot Atomic Red
Carrot Purple Haze F1
Carrot White Satin Organic
Carrot Yellowstone F1
Carrot Flyaway

Carrot White Satin Organic
White
Carrot  n£]]
Aprx 500 seeds £2.95   JS2596

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Indulge in White Satin and discover pure luxury in a carrot! Its lustrous, pristine white roots grow to 8 inches and are a delight to eat. They're crunchy and juicy, with a flavour that's sweet, mild, and silky smooth. White Satin adds a touch of opulence to the carrot patch and glamour to the plate.

Carrot YellowPak F1
Yellow
Carrot  n£]]
Aprx 500 seeds £1.75   JS2990

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One of the latest yellow Hybrid Carrots to be produced. YellowPak is an excellent bright yellow carrot with very uniform growth and produces high yields of attractive 8" roots. It also has a good flavour and an ideal shape for slicing.

Carrot Yellowstone F1
Yellow
Carrot  n£]]
Aprx 500 seeds £1.66   JS2271

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The first yellow, F1 Hybrid Carrot, Yellowstone has rich, canary yellow, smooth skin along with a succulent, sweet crunchy taste. Excellent for adding another colour to the dinner plate.

Lepidium meyenii
Maca or Peruvian Ginseng n£]]
20 seeds £1.59   JS
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An herbaceous annual native to the high Andes of Bolivia and Peru. It is grown for its fleshy taproot which is used as a root vegetable and a medicinal herb. It is related to mustard, radish and turnip and fully hardy and often grown as a winter crop in mild areas. For centuries, ancient Peruvians have used Lepidium meyenii due to its great health benefits as it stimulates the glands in charge of regulating hormones, optimizing body functioning for long-term energy and well being.

Maranta arundinacea
Arrowroot n£
10 seeds £3.16   JS
2644

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One for the heated conservatory where it will make a handsome foliage plant. Maranta arundinacea, is cultivated commercially for its starch-storing rhizome. Because this very nutritious starch is so readily digested, it is often fed to infants, invalids, and those allergic to wheat. The name arrowroot derives from its past medicinal use as a poultice to remove arrow poison from wounds. So if you come home from a bad day at work with poisoned arrows in your back this is just what you need!

Mooli F1 April Cross
Japanese Radish  n£
Aprx 50 seeds £1.59   JS
2705

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Large, well-formed long white rooted summer variety with a very high quality and good flavour with a crisp texture, Spring sowing produces a crop from August-November. It will also keep for many weeks if lifted and stored in sand.

Pachyrrhizus erosus
Jicama or Yam bean n£
10 seeds  £2.85   JS2054

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A very unusual root vegetable originating in North America, but Jicama is probably most popular in China. Crunchy and mild, it is a perfect substitute for water chestnuts or bamboo shoots in salads or stir-fries. A relative of the sweet potato, this tuber is not very uniform, but it does make a crisp and delicious low calorie peel-and-eat snack. Jicama thrives in hot climates where it enjoys a long, hot growing season so best tried out in a hot greenhouse in the UK. We will be carrying out our own trials during 2007. (Ripe seed pods and leaves are poisonous.)

Parsley Hamburg
Turnip rooted Parsley n£]]]
Aprx 500 seeds  £1.59   JS2582

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This hardy parsnip-flavoured root vegetable With edible parsley-flavoured leaves, deserves to be better known. The roots are not as large as parsnips and also require a long growing season to fully form. Sow in drills 1cm deep and 25cm apart with 3 to 4 seeds per cluster 20cm apart from early to late spring if you want your crop to mature by late summer. Germination is slow like Parsnips but when the seedlings have developed, thin to one single, strong plant at each cluster. Can be harvested any time between late summer and mid-spring the following year. The roots can be left in the ground all winter and dug up as and when you need them. Use the tops for garnish like ordinary parsley.

Parsnip Gladiator
Parsnip
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Aprx 200 seeds  £2.62  JS2756

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One of the best varieties, extremely high yield of large quality roots with very good canker resistance. The roots have a shallow crown that reduces wastage maximising your crop.

Parsnip Javelin
Parsnip
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Aprx 400 seeds  £1.95  JS2755

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Very high quality, smooth tapering roots of excellent uniformity. Try sowing 3'' apart for mini parsnips with an excellent flavour.

Parsnip White Gem
Parsnip
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Aprx 400 seeds  £1.95   JS2551

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Parsnips originate from Roman times and our choice is White Gem, a very white fleshed, broad shouldered tried and tested variety suitable for different soil types. It has an excellent flavour with a strong resistance to canker. (The brown rot often found parsnip roots). We recommend sowing directly in rows in the ground but covering with cloches, polythene strip etc until germinated.

Radish Albena White
Pure White Round Radish n£
Aprx 500 seeds  £1.34   JS3421

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Radish Albena White, a spectacular pure white radish, which produces delicious, medium sized round roots and is ideal for growing indoors or out. This early variety matures in approximately 35 – 56 days and is slow to bolt.

Radish Cherry Belle
Bright Red
Round Radish n£
Aprx 500 seeds  £1.34   JS3424

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A fine scarlet globe radish that's quick growing and remains crisp over a long period. RHS AGM

Radish Daikon Mino Early
Japanese White Radish or Mooli n£]]
Aprx 100 seeds £2.28   JS1914

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Mino Early is a long-time favourite of Japanese Daikon radish. This variety is widely planted in Japan from late summer through to autumn for an early spring crop. Plants mature 40 days after sowing. The root is 18” to 24” long, pure white and slightly tapered. White flesh is very crispy and tender with mild pungency.
 

Radish Jutrzenka
Pink Oval Radish n£
Aprx 500 seeds  £1.34   JS3435

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Attractive new oval shaped pink skinned radish with a crisp mild flavour.

Radish Nero Tondo
Black Spanish Radish
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Aprx 100 Seeds  £1.66   JS2272

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This very unusual heirloom radish traces its history back to the 16th Century, unlike other varieties, which are typically a shade of red or white, the Black Spanish Round Radish features stunning black roots with a crispy milky white interior. The roots are a globe shaped, reach 3" to 4" across and feature a crispy white flesh with a pungent, peppery taste, that becomes milder when larger. An excellent winter keeper and may be left in the ground and covered with hay or straw mulch for protection from freezing if sown in the autumn. Can also be sown in spring for a summer crop. Another unusual vegetable seen on one of Jamie Olivers cooking programs recently.

Radish Organic French Breakfast n£

ORGANIC SEED
Aprx 500 seeds  £1.66   JS2
225

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A fast growing oval shaped radish with a white tip. Vigorous and quick to produce a crop

Radish Pink Beauty
Pink Round Radish n£
Aprx 500 seeds  £1.34   JS2753

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A tasty round bright pink radish with a sweet crisp flesh and Slow to bolt.

Radish Purple Plum
Purple Round Radish n£
Aprx 500 seeds  £1.45   JS3456

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Purple Plum has a bright purple skin and firm white flesh. It is hardy and stays crisp with a sweet but spicy flavour. A special addition to the salad bowl or for simply eating on their own. Ready in 6 weeks after sowing.

Radish Rainbow
Rainbow Salad Radish n£
Aprx 500 seeds  £1.95   JS3425

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This special colourful Round Radish mix from JungleSeeds make beautiful bunches in a mix of red, pink, purple, yellow and white. Maturing over an extended period of time, they also stay crisp and mild even when large. Great fun for children and adds extra colour to the salad plate.

Radish Sakurajima Mammoth

New for 2014!
Giant Japanese Radish n£
Aprx 50 seeds  £1.95   JS3558

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This mammoth, round, white radish has a mild, sweet flavour. Harvest when roots reach 10" diameter. Grown in Japan as the "Largest Radish in the World," it sometimes reaches 100 pounds. Used for pickling and cooking, this giant originated in the very southern tip of Japan. Not easy to grow without bolting as they need 12 daylight hours and 12 hours of dark so best to sow Feb for an early crop under glass in pots or again in August. Similar to the daikon radish they need 90 days to maturity.

Radish Sparkler
Red and White Round Radish
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Aprx 500 seeds  £1.34   JS3422

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A mild flavoured, crisp radish with attractive bright red roots with a white tip. The white part of the root is normally below the soil level.

Radish White Icicle

New for 2014!
Long White Radish
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Aprx 500 seeds  £1.34   JS3539

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Radish White Icicle has crisp tender roots with a sweet nutty flavour. 10-15cm (4-6") Ready about three weeks after sowing.

Radish Zlata
Yellow Round Radish
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Aprx 500 seeds  £1.34   JS3423

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An unusual yellow radish with a moist juicy texture, quite a strong flavour but without being overly peppery. Produces superb roots throughout the spring and summer that are slow to go woody.

Scorzonera Maxima
Black Salsify  n£]]
Aprx 100 Seeds  £1.44   JS2555

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An unusual root vegetable that deserves to be more popular with a unique oyster like flavour, sometimes incorrectly called black salsify which is a different species. Scorzonera is, in nature, a perennial, but acts like a biennial. While it can be planted in the spring and harvested in the autumn, it can also be over wintered and left to grow on further. Best grown like parsnips but the fine roots have to be carefully lifted to avoid breaking and a light sandy soil suits them best.

Swede Brora
Purple Swede  n£]]]
Aprx 1000 Seeds  £1.87   JS3387

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Swede Brora a high yielding variety was specifically bred for the culinary market. The dark purple skin has very few blemishes, and a yellow flesh. It is ideal for lifting September to December. The foliage can also be used for spring greens.

Turnip Purple Top Milan
Purple Topped Swede  n£]]]
Aprx 500 Seeds  £1.49   JS3415

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A purple-topped variety of turnip with a white base below the soil level. It produces good quality flattish roots from June to November from an early sowing in March

 

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Germination --- Easy n, Moderate n and Challenging n

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Hardiness --- ] (To -5°C) ]] (To -10°C) ]]] (To -15°C) 

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