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Climbing French bean – Golden Gate (Organic)£3.00 Add to basket
Climbing French bean – Golden Gate (Organic)
A vigorous climbing French bean producing bright golden yellow pods and dark green foliage. A heavy-cropping pole bean variety that we really enjoy for the buttery, smooth textured beans that will stay tender and stringless even as they get larger. A great addition to your other green and purple beans.
(Approximate seed count – 75)£3.00
Tomato – Green Zebra (Organic)£2.65 Add to basket
Tomato – Green Zebra (Organic)
Large fruits, which remain green when ripe, with attractive yellow striping and excellent taste. In terms of appearance, this does what it says on the tin, but it does it very well. Fruits grow to around 8cm diameter and plants typically produce 6 to 8 fruits per truss. Quite fleshy, with very good taste and looks wonderful with other red and yellow tomatoes on a plate or at market.
Guest description by our friend Dan from Chagfood CSA!
(Approximate seed count – 25)£2.65
Peas – Blauwschokker (Organic)£2.45 Add to basket
Peas – Blauwschokker (Organic)
A stunning heritage pea variety with dark purple pods and bright green peas inside. This ornamental pea is an old European heritage variety. It has attractive pink flowers followed by lots of dark purple pods that contain tender, sweet, green peas.
The delicious pods can be eaten as mangetout when they are young, as fresh green peas later or allow to mature for shelling and drying.
Being mostly culitvated in North Germany and Holland, it is a robust and very productive variety. Traditionally this pea is eaten as a dry pea in a soup or stew but it’s also very tasty and tender when eaten fresh.
(Approximate seed count – 80)£2.45
Peas – Sweet Horizon (Organic)£2.30 Add to basket
Peas – Sweet Horizon (Organic)
Mangetout pea variety with tasty, flat, almost stringless pods with a long harvest window. Sweet Horizon will grow up to 1.2m tall, producing large and very sweet pods over a long period of time. We found this variety to have good resistance to powdery mildew, and exquisite flavour either raw or cooked. We love grazing on mangetouts in the garden, so much so that they rarely make it to the cooking pot!
(Approximate seed count – 60)£2.30
Tomato – Marmande (Organic)£2.30 – £4.20 Select options
Tomato – Marmande (Organic)
Classic French beefsteak variety with mildly ribbed fruit. Marmande is a fantastic variety producing fruits between 60g and 120g on semi-determinate vines which need support and pinching out. The fruits are very tasty raw or grilled on the barbecue.£2.30 – £4.20
Climbing French bean – Blauhilde (Organic)£3.10 Out of Stock
Climbing French bean – Blauhilde (Organic)
A stringless, climbing French bean from Germany producing lots of very dark purple pods that turn green when cooked. We like to grow a variety of different colour beans as they are such a versatile crop. Blauhilde can be grown outside or indoors and makes an excellent market garden variety as it’s productive, disease resistant and exquisite in taste.
(Approximate seed count – 80)£3.10
Climbing French bean – Borlotti (Organic)£2.95 – £5.50 Select options
Climbing French bean – Borlotti (Organic)
Produces gorgeous bright pink-dappled pods with beans to be used either fresh or dried. Borlotti is one of the most beautiful climbing French bean varieties available. The pods have a stunning colour with dapples of bright pink and white. The bean itself is creamy white with maroon speckles.
We love them for their excellent taste, colour and versatility. Either eat the young pods raw or cooked, or the beans when matured. Just shell and use like a dry bean.
They are one of the most popular heritage varieties in Italy and our favourite in the Vital Seeds 2019 bean trials.£2.95 – £5.50
Cucumber – Crystal Lemon (Organic)£2.25 Out of Stock
Cucumber – Crystal Lemon (Organic)
A prolific, unusual and old variety of outdoor cucumber; small, round and yellow with a crisp, sweet flavour. First cultivated in 1894 in New Zealand, these small apple shaped cucumbers with pale skins are an unusual and very pleasing variety of cucumber. The plant is an attractive climber and will produce prolifically throughout the summer, whether planted in a container or in free draining soil. The skin gets tougher as the fruit ages so they are best picked early on.
Drawings by Lucca Benney.
(Approximate seed count – 11)£2.25
Kohlrabi – Superschmelz (Organic)£2.20 Add to basket
Kohlrabi – Superschmelz (Organic)
A light-green kohlrabi that will remain tender and sweet to a huge size. If left to grow it can reach up to 8kg. It is resistant to bolting and splitting.
Fred has been growing Superschmelz kohlrabi for years. “It gets huge, it stores really well AND it stays tasty and crunchy!” is his verdict.
We think kohlrabi is best eaten raw in salads or straight from the garden. It is also nice pickled or added to stews and stir fries.
(Approximate seed count – 100)£2.20
Kohlrabi – Purple Delicacy (Organic)£2.20 Add to basket
Kohlrabi – Purple Delicacy (Organic)
A very attractive purple heritage variety, fast growing and well suited to early and late plantings due to its cold hardiness. Delikatess Blue is certainly our shining star for early and late season crops. It grows fast and consistently and is ready to harvest after 8-12 weeks. Although sometimes considered a root vegetable, kohlrabi is actually the swollen stem of the plant. The whole plant can be eaten, the large leaves can be cooked like kale and smaller leaves make a pretty and very tasty addition to salads. The stem can be cooked in various ways, steamed, stir fried, baked etc, but to be honest we think it tastes better raw. Eaten raw it is similar to apple in taste and texture but with a slightly nuttier flavour. This variety is best harvested when tennis ball-sized as it can become woody when left to grow much larger.
(Approximate seed count – 125)£2.20
Broad bean – Ratio (Organic)£2.90 Add to basket
Broad bean – Ratio (Organic)
Ratio’ is a fantastic spring sown broad bean with very attractive, well-filled pods. Sow outdoors from March to mid April. Early, productive broad bean with an excellent pod shape, good pod set and a delicious flavour. Thanks to its branching habit, the crop stays short and is at less risk of lodging. Very flavoursome and suitable for freezing.
(Approximate seed count – 40)£2.90
Peas – Golden Sweet (Organic)£2.35 – £5.20 Select options
Peas – Golden Sweet (Organic)
Vigorous multicoloured plants with green leaves, red-magenta leaf nodes, cream-pink-purple-blue flowers and golden-yellow pods. Golden Sweet makes an unusual attraction in the pea patch. We love the extraordinary colour changes of the flower from cream to purple and blue when they mature. When the pods are still young they’re very sweet and crunchy, as the pods get bigger they’ll become more stringy which makes them better for cooking rather than eating raw.
It was a real pleasure growing Golden Sweet in our pea trial 2018 and observing all the different colours. We found that the whole plant has a golden glow to it once it starts flowering. It was probably one of the tastiest mangetouts that we had when picked young.£2.35 – £5.20
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