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Kew Seed Collection


Kew Seed Collections

Thompson & Morgan is delighted to work alongside the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to offer special seed collections to home gardeners. The Kew Collection and The Kew Urban Garden Collection have been specially selected by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Kew Collection
A range of gardeners' favourites flowers with a twist, including a range specially selected for children.

Kew Urban Gardens Collection
An innovative ange that expels the myth you need a large garden to be a vegetable grower. All varieties have been chosen for their ability to perform in pots, containers and small gardens, extending the opportunity of growing your own vegetables to everyone.



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Pea 'Bingo' (Early Maincrop)

Pisum sativum

Early Maincrop.

Dark green, semi leafless plants produce pods in pairs, averaging 8 dark green peas per pod. Pea 'Bingo' is a heavy cropper, even in poor growing conditions. This early maincrop cultivar has strong root rot tolerance and good powdery mildew resistance. An ideal variety for growing in open ground or containers on the patio. Height: 80cm (31”). Spread: 25cm (10”).



Useful links:

How to grow peas


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 pea seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.09

Carrot 'Caracas'

Daucus carota

With its short conical roots, Carrot 'Caracas' is a good choice for growing on heavier soils, and ideal for sowing in containers as 'baby' carrots. 'Chantenay' types are increasingly popular in the supermarket but have been a gardeners' favourite for years. The rich orange flesh of these coreless roots have an outstanding flavour, whether they are eaten fresh or stored for later in the year. Height: 30cm (12”). Spread: 15cm (6”).


Companion planting: Try growing carrots with spring onions, leeks and mint, whose aromatic leaves deter carrot root fly.


Useful links:

How to grow carrotsCompanion Planting

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    • 1 packet (500 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Spring Onion 'Purplette'

Allium cepa, Bunching Onion, Scallion

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An early bulbing, glossy purple-red skinned salad onion when small. The colour changes to lovely pastel pink when larger bulbs are pickled or cooked.

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    • 1 packet (300 spring onion seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Salad Leaves 'Colourfully Mild Mix' - Kew Collection Seeds

Brassica rapa var. nipposinica, Brassica rapa var. chinensis, Brassica rapa var. perviridis, Japanese Greens, Japanese Mustard Spinach, Chinese Cabbage, Pak Choi, Bok Choy

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A fast-growing salad leaf mix, colourful and mild tasting, ideal for sowing in containers outside throughout the summer, and inside on a windowsill during the winter. A 'Cut 'n' Come Again' mix ready to cut from 25 days in summer and 50 days during winter.

Mixture contains : Red Mizuna, Broad Leaf Mizuna, Golden Yellow Pak Choy, Komatsuna.

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    • 1 packet (500 salad seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.09

Dwarf Bean 'Amethyst' - Kew Collection Seeds

Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green Bean, Bush Bean

These compact plants produce a succession of tasty, stringless, quick maturing beans over a long picking season. The slender pods, each measuring about 15cm (6”) long, turn to an attractive shade of green once cooked. With its pretty mauve flowers and colourful purple beans, Dwarf Bean 'Amethyst' makes an attractive addition to the vegetable plot. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 30cm (12”).


Companion planting: Try growing French beans with Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (70 bean seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.89

Pea 'Avola' (First Early) - Kew Collection Seeds

Pisum sativum

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First early

This compact variety grows to just 60cm (24”) tall making it perfect for containers and small plots. Pea 'Avola' is early maturing, producing an abundance of tender pods, each packed with up to 8 succulent peas of a superb sweet flavour. Surplus crops from this variety freeze particularly well. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 25cm (10”).



Useful links:

How to grow peas


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (250 pea seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Salad Leaves 'Cut 'n' Come Again'

Japanese Greens, Arugula, Rucola, Oriental Mustard, Pak Choy, Borecole

A quick growing salad leaf mixture, ideal for sowing in containers outdoors throughout the summer, and indoors on a windowsill during the winter. Salad Leaves Cut 'n' Come Again is ready to cut from 25 days in summer and 50 days during winter.Mixture contains: Mizuna, Salad Rocket, Red Mustard, Pak Choi, Red Russian Kale, Golden Yellow Chinese Cabbage. More info
    • 1 packet (300 salad seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.09

Sweet Pea 'King Size Navy Blue' - Kew Collection Seeds

Lathyrus odoratus

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A choice variety for its extraordinarily dark navy-blue flowers and superb, intense fragrance. Sweet Pea 'King Size Navy Blue' bears up to 5 large, frilled blooms on each slender stem, making this an excellent cut flower for filling small vases with just a few stems. Let it intertwine with paler varieties for an unforgettable display in the garden. Height: 180cm (71”). Spread: 30cm (12”).


Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.99

Courgette 'Midnight' F1 Hybrid

Cucurbita pepo, Zucchini

This is British breeding at its best. The compact, bushy plants of Courgette 'Midnight' are virtually spine free, making easier harvesting of the delicious dark green, slightly-speckled courgettes. This compact variety is ideal for growing in containers on the patio. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 90cm (36").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing courgettes with Calendula to attract pollinating insects which will in turn pollinate your courgette flowers.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (10 courgette seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £3.19

Tomato 'Bajaja'

Solanum lycopersicum L.

Basket/ Container.

This sweet and juicy cherry tomato is so prolific that each plant can produce up to 700 small, 8-10g (½oz), juicy red fruits. With crops of that size there will be plenty of delicious tomatoes for snacking on, as well as adding to salads and other culinary dishes. Tomato 'Bajaja' is a versatile variety as its size can be controlled by the size of the container in which it is planted. This makes it ideal for an early tomato crop in patio containers, and this compact bush variety won't require side shooting, making it particularly easy to grow. Height and spread: 35cm (14").


Companion planting: Try growing tomatoes with French marigolds to deter whitefly, and basil, chives or mint to deter aphids and other pests.



Useful links:

How to grow tomatoesHow to stop blight
Tomato selector guideCompanion Planting

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    • 1 packet (15 tomato seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99

Spinach 'Picasso' F1 Hybrid

Spinacia oleracea

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Spinacia oleracea. Dark green, semi-savoy-leaved variety producing plenty of 'baby leaves'. Spinach Picasso is slow to bolt (run to seed). Perfect in containers. Can be grown all year indoors for 'baby leaves'.
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    • 1 packet (300 spinach seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.99