Category Archives: Vegetables

Pea Hurst Greenshaft

pea pea ‘Hurst Greenshaft’Position: full sunSoil: fertile moist but well drained A superb summer pea with one of the best flavours of all the maincrop varieties. The pods reach 10cm long and are tightly-packed with about 10 peas in each. A wrinkle-seeded variety known for the sweetness of their flavour the plants are extremely reliable

Onion Senshyu Semi Globe Yellow

onion sets onion ‘Senshyu Semi-globe Yellow’Position: full sunSoil: any soilRate of growth: averageOther

Onion Radar

onion sets onion ‘Radar’Position: full sunSoil: any soilRate of growth: averageOther

Onion Troy

onion sets onion ‘Troy’Position: full sunSoil: any soilRate of growth: averageOther

Onion Electric Pbr

onion sets onion ‘Electric (PBR)’Position: full sunSoil: any soilRate of growth: averageOther

Onion Red Baron

onion sets onion ‘Red Baron’Position: full sunSoil: any soilRate of growth: averageOther

Garlic Marco

garlic garlic ‘Marco’Position: full sunSoil: any soilRate of growth: averageHardiness: fully hardy This garlic is known for its strong distinctive flavour and fine white skin so it is a good option if you want your cooking full of zing. It can be stored for some months if kept cool and dry and if planted in

Garlic Elephant

elephant garlic cloves garlic ‘Elephant’Position: full sunSoil: any soilRate of growth: averageHardiness: fully hardy Elephant garlic is a great addition to any herbaceous border or vegetable bed. Each bulb is approximately 5-6 inches across and a single clove of elephant garlic can be as large as a whole bulb of ordinary garlic. Closely related to

Garlic Solent Wight

garlic (softneck) bulb garlic ‘Solent Wight’Position: full sunSoil: any soilRate of growth: averageHardiness: fully hardy A strong-flavoured British garlic that is largely grown on the Isle of Wight. It has become a very popular variety which is well adapted to the British climate and produces a good crops of large bulbs with plump tasty cloves.

Garlic Lautrec Wight

garlic (hardneck) bulb garlic ‘Lautrec Wight’Position: full sunSoil: any soilRate of growth: averageHardiness: fully hardy Originating from the town of Lautrec in south western France this is a classic hardneck garlic. It produces handsome white-skinned bulbs of smooth flavoured deep pinky-purple cloves which are ideal for livening up many of your favourite dishes. It is

Garlic Early Purple Wight

garlic (softneck) garlic ‘Early Purple Wight’Position: full sunSoil: any soilRate of growth: averageHardiness: fully hardy This robust purple garlic will produce large bulbs as early as mid May in the south or early June further north. It hails from the village of Cadours in south western France and is the earliest European garlic. You will

Potato Duke Of York

seed potato for summer planting potato ‘Duke of York’Position: sun-partial shadeSoil: fertile well drainedRate of growth: fast-growingHarvesting period: early to mid JuneHardiness: protect tubers from frost First introduced in 1891 this delicious heritage potato produces good-sized light-skinned tubers with pale yellow flesh which start waxy turning floury. An excellent all-rounder it can be used for

Potato Sarpo Mira Pbr

potato – maincrop Scottish basic seed potato potato ‘Sarpo Mira (PBR)’Position: sun-partial shadeSoil: fertile well drainedRate of growth: fast-growingHarvesting period: JulyHardiness: protect tubers from frost A high yielding red-skinned late maincrop variety ‘Sarpo Mira’ (pronounced Sharpo) produces a good amount of weed-smothering foliage but it is the potatoes natural resistance to blight that makes it

Globe Artichoke Scolymus Group

globe artichoke globe artichoke ‘(Scolymus Group)’Position: full sun Soil: fertile moist but well-drained Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection) Worth growing for both their statuesque appearance as well as their flowerheads which if picked and cooked before the flowers emerge are delicious when drizzled with butter. Impressive and decorative perennials they look wonderful in

Potato International Kidney

potato – early maincrop potato potato ‘International Kidney’Position: sun-partial shadeSoil: fertile well drainedRate of growth: fast-growingHarvesting period: mid JuneHardiness: protect tubers from frost This famous main crop potato International Kidney has been made famous by being grown and sold in supermarkets as a new potato. This kidney shaped Heritage potato has a delicious buttery flavour

Potato Majestic

potato – maincropPosition: sun-partial shadeSoil: fertile well drainedRate of growth: fast-growingHarvesting period: Hardiness: protect tubers from frost ‘Majestic’ has been voted one of the ‘best varieties of the year’ by Sally Nex our Kitchen Garden blogger. She describes it as ”one of the best I’ve ever grown putting in a fantastic yield”. First introduced in

Potato Kifli

early maincrop potato potato ‘Kifli’Position: sun-partial shadeSoil: fertile well drainedRate of growth: fast-growingHarvesting period: July onwardsHardiness: protect tubers from frost Forming part of the new breed of sarpo potatoes which show an excellent resistance to blight and potato virus this early maincrop cultivar is also resistant to drought. ‘Kifli’ will produce tasty white-skinned potatoes that

Potato Pentland Javelin Pbr

seed potato for summer planting potato ‘Pentland Javelin (PBR)’Position: sun-partial shadeSoil: fertile well drainedRate of growth: fast-growingHarvesting period: JulyHardiness: protect tubers from frost This is a good early maincrop potato which produces a high number of tubers per plant. It has good resistance to common scab powdery scab spraing mild mosaic virus slugs and bruising.

Onion Sturon

onion sets onion ‘Sturon’Position: full sunSoil: any soilRate of growth: averageOther

Potato Casablanca Pbr

potato – first earlyPosition: sun-partial shadeSoil: fertile well drainedRate of growth: fast-growingHarvesting period: June to JulyHardiness: protect tubers from frost A new multi-purpose first early potato with a smooth white skin shallow eyes and a creamy flesh. It is a handsome potato that is rapidly becoming the exhibitors favourite while chefs are lapping it up