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RHS Seed Collection


The trend to 'Grow Your Own' vegetables continues to hit record levels. Thompson & Morgan has joined forces with the Royal Horticultural Society to offer the RHS Vegetable Collection designed to appeal to gardeners both young and old. Each of these superb seed vegetables has been selected for their outstanding garden performance, yield and flavour in all growing conditions.
The RHS Garden Explorers seed range is designed to encourage children into the world of gardening and boost their interest in the 'Grow Your Own' movement. This educational and interactive seed range is aimed at families and children.



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Tomato 'Sungold' F1 Hybrid

Solanum lycopersicum L.

 Customer Rating
  • Best In Class for flavour - click here for details
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Celebrating 20 years of the sweetest tomato, as voted by gardeners

Cordon

An outstanding cordon cherry tomato for glasshouse or outdoor culture. Tomato ‘Sungold’ has an exceptionally high sugar content, that easily rivals ‘Gardeners Delight’, making its attractive, golden-orange fruit irresistibly sweet and juicy. The high yields of delicious fruit (each approximately 13g) are ideal for salads or as a tasty snack. This popular variety also has good resistance to tobacco mosaic virus and fusarium wilt. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 50cm (20").


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 (10 tomato seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99

Climbing Bean 'Cobra'

Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green Bean

 Customer Rating
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

An RHS AGM variety with an exceptional flavour, that will crop continuously over a long season. Climbing French Bean 'Cobra' produces heavy crops of smooth, round, stringless green pods of about 18cm (7”) long. This attractive mauve flowered bean makes a delightful addition to the flower border as well as the vegetable plot. Height: 180cm (70”). 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 (40 climbing bean seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 3 days
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    • £2.99 £1.49

Beetroot 'Boltardy' (Globe)

Beta vulgaris

 Customer Rating
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
One of the best known and most popular varieties available, Beetroot 'Boltardy' produces good yields of deep red, globe shaped roots with a superb sweet flavour and tender, ring free flesh. This RHS AGM variety is bolt-resistant making it ideal for early sowings. Height: 30cm (12”). Spread: 15cm (6”).
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    • 1 packet (350 beetroot seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £1.99 £0.99

Broad Bean 'Aquadulce Claudia'

Vicia faba, Fava Beans

 Customer Rating
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

A gardeners' favourite. Broad bean 'Aquadulce Claudia' is the best broad bean for autumn sowing, overwintering plants on the plot outside, for an early harvest the following spring. Slender pods of 23cm (9") long, are full of succulent white seeded flavoursome beans. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Companion planting: Try growing broad beans with summer savory to help repel black bean aphids, a common pest of broad beans.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 1 packet (30 broad bean seeds)

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    • £2.99

Carrot 'Flyaway' F1 Hybrid

Daucus carota

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

British bred Carrot ‘Flyaway’ was developed especially for its resistance to Carrot Root Fly making it less susceptible to attack than many other varieties. A naturally very sweet tasting variety with smooth skinned, blunt ended roots and a good orange skin and root colour. 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)

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    • £2.99 £1.49

Courgette 'Defender' F1 Hybrid

Cucurbita pepo, Zucchini

Producing an early crop of firm, remarkably heavy, solid mid-green courgettes with yields that are almost twice that of some other varieties. Courgette 'Defender' has an open habit which lets you see and pick the crop easily. This RHS AGM variety also has excellent resistance to Cucumber Mosaic Virus.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 (12 courgette seeds)

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    • £2.99

Carrot 'Eskimo' F1 Hybrid

Daucus carota

 Customer Rating
  • The most cold-tolerant variety - down to -10°C

As the name suggests, Carrot 'Eskimo' is one of the most cold tolerant varieties available, coping with winter weather down to -10C when grown on lighter soils. The rich orange, cylindrical roots can be lifted late in the season or even over wintered in free draining conditions. This top quality, RHS AGM variety resists splitting and retains its flavour throughout the autumn and winter - especially if left in the ground. 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 (450 carrot seeds)

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    • £2.99

Squash 'Harrier' F1 Hybrid (Winter)

Cucurbita moschata, Butternut Squash

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Bushy. An outstanding early British-bred Butternut squash. In T&M's trials Squash Harrier F1 was the quickest to ripen, and was ready to harvest approximately 95 days from sowing. The bushy plants of Squash Harrier have an open habit allowing the sun to ripen fruits naturally on the plant giving added sweetness. Pear shaped fruits weigh 800g (1¾lb). 4 to 5 fruits per plant, with excellent long storage at 10C.

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

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    • 1 packet (10 squash seeds)

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    • £2.69 £1.34

Sweetcorn 'Lark' F1 Hybrid (Tendersweet)

Zea mays

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Sweetcorn Lark is a tendersweet variety giving superior sweetness with a softer, less chewy texture than supersweets, making kernels more pleasurable to eat as well as easier to digest. Improved germination adds to the appeal. Sweetcorn Lark can be also grown with other varieties, so there is no need to isolate. Requires a fertile soil in a sunny position. Seeds are in the RHS Vegetable Collection.

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    • 1 packet (30 sweetcorn seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £2.69 £1.34

Pea 'Hurst Green Shaft' (Second Early)

Pisum sativum

 Customer Rating
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Second Early

Pea 'Hurst Green Shaft' is double podded, producing particularly heavy yields of up to 11 peas per 10cm (4") pod. This second early, wrinkle seeded variety carries its pods upon the top 30cm (12") of the stems, making them easier to harvest, with fewer backaches! This superb RHS AGM variety has a fabulous flavour and freezes nicely. Pea 'Hurst Green Shaft' also shows good resistance to downy mildew and fusarium wilt. Height: 75cm (30"). 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)

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    • £2.99

Cucumber 'Cucino' F1 Hybrid

Cucumis sativus

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Greenhouse/ Outdoors type.

Perfect lunchbox snacks - these exciting little 'cucino' cucumbers can be eaten straight from the plant without peeling. Cucumber 'Cucino' produces crisp, flavoursome mini-fruits prolifically throughout the season. This RHS AGM variety can be grown against supports in the greenhouse or in a sheltered position outdoors. Height: 3m (9'). Spread: 45cm (18”).



Useful links:

How to grow cucumbers

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    • 1 packet (4 cucumber seeds)

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    • £3.99

Parsnip 'Gladiator' F1 Hybrid

Pastinaca sativa

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
A superb RHS AGM F1 hybrid that is ideal for exhibition, with beautiful silky-smooth blemish free, white skins. The high quality roots are quick to mature with a deliciously sweet, earthy flavour. Parsnip 'Gladiator' is consistently reliable and trouble free, with particularly good resistance to canker. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

 

Sue Foster says: "The first parsnip I grew - and what a fantastic crop! This canker resistant variety produces long, smooth roots that are delicious roasted and makes phenomenal Parsnip and Ginger soup. After a couple of frosts the flavour is exceptional, and they keep in the ground for an impressive length of time without turning woody."

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    • 1 packet (300 parsnip seeds)

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    • £2.99