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New seed varieties


New Seed Varieties'



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Cucumber 'Diva'

Cucumis sativus, Cucumber 'La Diva'

Greenhouse/ outdoor type.

This prolific variety produces high yields of mini cucumbers that are perfect for snacking or adding to lunchboxes. The 12cm (5") fruits have smooth, glossy skins and seedless flesh that is refreshingly crisp and sweet. Cucumber 'Diva' is all female flowering, and shows good resistance to downy and powdery mildew so you can be sure of a good crop. A superb variety that is suitable for indoor and outdoor cultivation, preferably trained against a support. Height: 3m (9'). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 1 packet (10 cucumber seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £0.99

Wild Rocket 'Dragon's Tongue'

Diplotaxis tenuifolia, Arugula, Rucola, Roquette, Mediterranean Rocket, Annual Wall-Rocket

Wild Rocket is becoming increasingly popular for its spicy, peppery flavour. British bred variety, Wild Rocket ÔDragons Tongue' is resilient and slow to bolt, coping well with our varying soils and weather conditions. The serrated leaves are dark green with attractive purple veining. This short lived perennial salad crop is ideal for adding life to salads, sandwiches and garnishes, or wilting as an alternative to spinach. With successional sowings in an unheated greenhouse, this tasty wild rocket will provide fresh, peppery salad leaves all year round. Height and spread: 15cm (6") if harvested regularly or up to 60cm (24") if left uncropped.

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

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    • 1 packet (500 wild rocket seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Carrot 'Purple Sun' F1 Hybrid

Daucus carota

A striking purple carrot with a superb sweet flavour and intensely dark colour from skin right through to the core. The pointed roots of Carrot ÔPurple Sun' are packed with high levels of antioxidants making them perfect for juicing. A great improvement on the older purple carrots, producing uniform roots with strong disease resistance and an excellent flavour. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").

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    • 1 packet (300 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.49

Poppy 'Raspberry Brulee'

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

From T&M's own breeding comes this mouth watering perennial Oriental Poppy. Exquisite raspberry pink blooms with the delicate texture of tissue paper are decorated with dramatic dark markings at the base of each petal. Poppy ÔRaspberry BržlŽe' adds spectacular colour to early summer borders. By late summer the attractive seed heads also make an eye catching feature in wildlife gardens or cottage garden planting schemes. Height: 70cm (28"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 1 packet (40 poppy seeds)

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Lettuce 'Elyburg' (Iceberg/Cos)

Lactuca sativa

This breeding breakthrough is a unique cross between Iceberg and Little Gem Cos lettuce. Taking the best characteristics from both parents, Lettuce ÔEleyburg' combines the sweet crunch of Iceberg with the nutrients, flavour and dark colour of Little Gem Cos. Marketed as a ÔGemberg', the neat heads of this compact lettuce have an attractive rosebud appearance. With superb bolting tolerance and downy mildew resistance, Lettuce ÔEleyberg' is ideal for successional sowings. Height and spread: 20cm (8"). More info
    • 1 packet (200 lettuce seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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Lettuce 'Sweet Success' (Iceberg/Romaine)

Lactuca sativa

A unique Iceberg x Romaine Cos that won't disappoint! After 5 years, a breeding breakthrough has finally combined the crunchy sweetness of an Iceberg Lettuce with the higher nutrition and darker leaf colour of a Romaine type. So Lettuce 'Sweet Success' looks better, tastes better and is better for you too! This tasty variety also shows superb resistance to downy mildew. The perfect choice for your salad bowl this summer. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 packet (200 lettuce seeds)

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Dianthus amurensis 'Siberian Blues'

Carnation, Pink

This charming hardy perennial forms neat mounds of blue-grey evergreen foliage that contrast beautifully with the lavender blue flowers. Dianthus amurensis ÔSiberian Blue' blooms over a long period throughout summer on resilient, dense plants with a vigorous habit. Perfect for planting in rockeries, alpine troughs and at the front of borders where it will form useful low maintenance ground cover. Height: 38cm (15"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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

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    • 1 packet (100 dianthus seeds)

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Carrot 'Kelly' F1 Hybrid

Daucus carota

This new variety comes from exciting breeding work in Nantes x Kuroda crosses. Carrot ÔKelly' produces shouldered, long, smooth-skinned, tapered roots with bright skins. The rich orange flesh has a sweetness and texture that greatly improves on previous varieties. Best grown as a maincrop and harvested in Autumn for use throughout winter. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").

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    • 1 packet (400 carrot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
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    • £0.99

Nasturtium 'Phoenix'

Tropaeolum minus, Indian Cress

Curious split petals make the flame-like flowers of Nasturium ÔPhoenix' particularly eye catching. Prolific and free flowering, the blooms are produced in abundance in beautiful fiery shades of gold, orange and red. Like all Nasturtiums, it's easy to grow. Let its bushy stems spill from hanging baskets and window boxes or create a carpet of colour in beds and borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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

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    • 1 packet (25 nasturtium seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £2.49

Brussels Sprout 'Red Bull'

Brassica oleracea (Gemmifera Group)

Brussels Sprout ÔRed Bull' is a British improved selection of ÔRubine'. The attractive red buttons make a festive addition to your Christmas dinner plate, retaining their colour nicely when steamed, with a mild and nutty flavour. The firm, medium sized sprouts are well spaced are well spaced for easy picking from late November onwards. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 50cm (20"). More info
    • 1 packet (100 brussels sprout seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £2.69 £0.99

Beetroot 'Boldor'

Beta vulgaris var. conditiva

Attractive copper skinned, globe shaped roots with beautiful orange coloured flesh that remains just as bright after cooking. Beetroot ÔBoldor' has a delicious sweet flavour and adds colour to meals whether, boiled or pickled. The young leaves can be eaten too, either raw, steamed or stir fried. This improved golden beet has superior seedling emergence, strong vigour and excellent uniformity. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6"). More info
    • 1 packet (200 beetroot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £1.99

Antirrhinum majus 'Circus Clowns'

Snapdragon

A colourful twist on a cottage garden favourite! The bright bicolour blooms of this cheery Snapdragon mix will bring something different to your summer beds and borders. Medium height spires stand proudly above bushy, well branched plants that show outstanding garden performance. The upright flower spikes are always a magnet for pollinating insects and make excellent cut flowers. Antirrhinum majus 'Circus Clowns' makes a vibrant display in patio containers or planted en masse for a big impact in beds and borders. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 35cm (14"). More info
    • 1 packet (200 antirrhinum seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £0.99