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  • Bear Necessities KaleBear Necessities Kale

    Kale – Bear Necessities (Organic)

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    Kale – Bear Necessities (Organic)

    An unusual ultra-frilly Red-Russian type. Bear Necessities has leaves unlike any other kale as it was bred from a cross between a mizuna and a kale. It’s ultra frilly leaves lend themselves to salads when young and are great cooked when larger.

    The leaves have a high volume and surface area which means they stir-fry particularly well, easily getting coated in delicious flavours and holding their shape.
    (Approximate seed count – 200)

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  • Dazzling Blue KaleDazzling Blue Kale

    Kale – Dazzling Blue (Organic)

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    Kale – Dazzling Blue (Organic)

    Cavolo Nero-type kale of dazzling blue and green coloured leaves with exceptional pink midribs. This showy kale was bred by Hank Keogh from Avoca Farm in Oregon, USA. He back-crossed ‘Lacinato rainbow’ with the Wild Garden Seed ‘Lacinato’. In looks it resembles a Cavolo Nero kale and it has stunning blue, green and pink colours. The leaves are savoyed and have underturned margins, the plant grows upright and is very cold-hardy – more so than any other Cavolo Nero type kales. Tender and tasty, great for sautéing, steaming or finely chopped in a salad. A solid vegetable for the home or market garden.
    (Approximate seed count – 200)

    £2.85
  • Dwarf Green KaleDwarf Green Kale

    Kale – Dwarf Green (Organic)

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    Kale – Dwarf Green (Organic)

    A hardy kale with a compact growth habit and tightly curled leaves. A deep green leaf colour and frilled edges with a succulent delicate flavour make this variety an attractive kale to grow. It is extremely hardy and withstands frosts in the winter when no other brassica stays standing while also producing well when sown in spring for a summer harvest. It is a Scottish heritage kale dating back to the 19th century, originally known as ‘Dwarf Curlies’ or ‘Scotch’ kale. It grows to only 40cm high making it perfect for windswept sites or for growing in containers.
    (Approximate seed count – 150)

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  • Nero di Toscana KaleNero di Toscana Kale

    Kale – Nero di Toscana (Organic)

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    Kale – Nero di Toscana (Organic)

    Upright plants producing lots of heavily savoyed dark green leaves. Surely this is the king of kales! We always grow masses of Nero di Toscana, we cant get enough of it. It has been a staple of Italian cuisine for centuries and heavily features in the iconic ‘Ribollita’ Tuscan bean stew.

    Although usually steamed or stir-fried, kale leaves can also be massaged raw with a little olive oil, salt and lemon juice and made into a salad. Well worth a try if you haven’t already!
    (Approximate seed count – 150)

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  • Pentland Brigg KalePentland Brigg Kale

    Kale – Pentland Brigg (Organic)

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    Kale – Pentland Brigg (Organic)

    Pentland Brigg is a superb heritage kale which is the result of a cross between Dwarf Green and Thousand Headed kale. With parents such as these it’s no wonder this is such a great variety.

    In form it is very much in between it’s parents, being slight less curled than Dwarf Green but more curled than Thousand Headed. It is extremely cold hardy and produces an abundance of sweet and delicious shoots in the spring which can be eaten like sprouting broccoli (known as kale raab).

    Growth height 60cm
    (Approximate seed count – 150)

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  • Red Russian KaleRed Russian Kale

    Kale – Red Russian (Organic)

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    Kale – Red Russian (Organic)

    Recognisable by its flat, purple-tinged and tooth-shaped leaves; this kale is hardy, frost tolerant and very versatile. A productive plant, it reaches 90cm in height and can be harvested throughout the winter becoming sweeter after a frost. The tender young leaves are great in salads and larger leaves are attractive as well as delicious. This kale is so tasty you can eat it on its own, but it’s also a perfect addition to smoothies, salads and stir fries. You can get in the habit of adding it to most meals! In Scotland, kale used to be a mainstay of the traditional diet. So much so that to be “off one’s kail” means to feel too ill to eat.

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  • Tuscan Rainbow KaleTuscan Rainbow Kale

    Kale – Tuscan Rainbow (Organic)

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    Kale – Tuscan Rainbow (Organic)

    Red, purple and blue-green leaf colours with slight ruffling on the edges, cold resistant and vigorous. A Frank Morton cross from Wild Garden Seed in Oregon, USA of Cavolo Nero ‘Lacinato’ and Redbor hybrid kale. The majority of the plants have savoyed, blue-green leaves with ruffled edges, others are more purple or more white, some have more ruffling and others less. When grown outdoors the colours will intensify with the cold. It is a hardy and very beautiful kale tasting. sweet and aromatic.

    We planted ‘Lacinato rainbow’ in our 2018 trial and relished in this diverse variety that tastes amazing and is more funky and cold-resistant than the usual Cavolo Nero

    £2.30£4.80
  • Basque ChilliBasque Chilli

    Chilli – Basque (Organic) ***NEW FOR 2024***

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    Chilli – Basque (Organic) ***NEW FOR 2024***

    A superb early chilli with mild heat which is a cornerstone ingredient in Basque cuisine. If these seeds were produced in French Basque they would called “Piment d’Espellete”. This fantastic variety has P.O.D. status (Protected Designation of Origin) which means that the name can only be used where the variety is produced in the specific region where it is registered. Hence we are referring to this chilli as ‘Basque’ as the seeds were produced in Devon.

    The plants are tall and produce an abundance of large conical, deep red fruits about 15 cm long and 3cm wide at the top.

    When eaten raw they can be quite hot but once cooked they are very mild. The traditional use of these peppers in Basque is dried and powdered, but we have just eaten them like other chillies and totally love them.
    (Approximate seed count – 25)

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  • De Cayenne ChilliDe Cayenne Chilli

    Chilli – De Cayenne (Organic)

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    Chilli – De Cayenne (Organic)

    Absolute classic red hot chilli pepper, ideal for drying and making chilli powder or flakes. Cayenne peppers are one of the best known chillis and rightly so. The abundance of hot, thin long fruits with great flavour and a thin skin make them perfect for making fresh hot sauce, pickling or dried and ground up into your own chilli powder.

    The plant itself is super productive, upright growing and reaches about 60cm in height.

    SHU of around 30,000 to 50,000 on the Scoville Scale.

    £1.98£4.00
  • Habanero Magnum ChilliHabanero Magnum Chilli

    Chilli – Habanero Magnum (Organic)

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    Chilli – Habanero Magnum (Organic)

    Bright orange, very hot and fruity, a variety that is productive and does better in cooler climates than most other chillies. Habanero Magnum rates between 200,000 and 325,000 SHU on the Scoville scale and is therefore on the hotter end of the spectrum. A fruity almost floral flavour can be tasted when the initial spice has faded. It is a great ingredient for hot sauces or when powdered. A way of controlling the heat when cooking with it is to make a couple of holes in the chilli and then add it to the sauce (or whatever it is your cooking) as a whole and remove after a certain amount of time determining the degree of fieriness.
    (Approximate seed count – 20)

    £1.95
  • Hungarian Hot Wax ChilliHungarian Hot Wax Chilli

    Chilli – Hungarian Hot Wax (Organic) ***NEW FOR 2024***

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    Chilli – Hungarian Hot Wax (Organic) ***NEW FOR 2024***

    One of the best chillies for growing in the British climate. Long and pointed fruits, starting green and ripening to red. This is a reliable, quick growing and heavy cropper producing early fruits that continue to appear throughout the season. It’s a a really excellent variety, bearing long pointy peppers in attractive shades of green, yellow, orange and red.

    The distinct heat develops alongside the ripening colour, ranging from 1000-15000 scovilles making it a great multi-tasker in the kitchen. Delicious in chilli jam, perfect for pickling and drying as well as for using fresh, the spicy kick of a yellow hotwax stuffed with cream cheese are legendary for summer picnics. It will happily grow on a sunny windowsill, greenhouse or polytunnel. In some areas of the UK you can grow it outside in a sunny sheltered spot.
    (Approximate seed count – 22)

    £1.95