Traditional Kitchen Favourite Collection
Grow your own traditional kitchen favourite vegetables from seed and enjoy harvests throughout the year!
- In this collection you will receive the following varieties:
- Broccoli 'Belstar' - The firm heads of this RHS AGM variety remain in good condition for a long time, producing plenty of side shoots once the central head is cut
- Brussels Sprout 'Trafalgar' - Thanks to continuous breeding work striving for a better, sweeter flavour, this modern hybrid has a superb flavour that sets it apart from other varieties
- Cauliflower 'Gypsy' - Cauliflower 'Gyspy' is a particularly useful summer variety, producing deep, round, white curds without the pink tinge which can often occur on summer Cauliflowers.
- Parsnip 'Gladiator' - A superb RHS AGM F1 hybrid that is ideal for exhibition, with beautiful silky-smooth blemish free, white skins.
- Pea 'Hurst Green Shaft' - Pea 'Hurst Green Shaft' is double podded, producing particularly heavy yields of up to 11 peas per 10cm (4") pod.
- Sweetcorn 'Lark' - 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.
Oriental Vegetable Collection
Brassica rapa, Raphanus sativus, Pak Choi Green, Mooli Neptune, Komatsuna
This delicious collection of Oriental vegetables makes a versatile and unusual addition to salads, stir fries and soups, or enjoy them as steamed vegetables. Packed with vitamins C and A, Pak Choi and Komatsuna are quick and easy to grow, either as baby leaves or fully mature heads. Mooli is a fantastic autumn and winter root crop, standing well in good condition over winter, and adding a crisp crunch to salads and stir fries. Try these easy oriental vegetables for an interesting, nutritious and tasty addition to your meals!
- Collection comprises 1 packet each of:
- Mooli Radish 'Neptune' F1 Hybrid - An increasingly popular autumn and winter vegetable, producing pure white roots up to 25cm (10") long, with a crisp, mild flavour. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").
- Pak Choi 'Green' F1 Hybrid - Produces vibrant apple-green stems. Ready to harvest in 30 days from sowing as 'baby leaf' and can also be left to mature for full-sized heads. Height and spread: 25cm (10").
- Komatsuna 'Carlton' F1 Hybrid - One of Japan's best kept secrets! Vigorous and easy to grow, this oriental leaf can be grown all year round and has a mild Brassica flavour. Height and spread: 25cm (10").
Broccoli 'Rudolph' (Purple Sprouting)
Brassica oleracea (Italica Group)
One of the earliest varieties, Purple Sprouting Broccoli 'Rudolph' produces tasty large spears from January, or in colder parts of the UK, from February. These vigorous plants provide good yields at a time when fresh vegetables from the garden are often in short supply. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24").
Companion planting: Try growing broccoli with Nasturtiums to draw cabbage white butterflies away from your crop, and mint to help deter flea beetles.
Broccoli 'Red Fire' F1 Hybrid - RHS endorsed vegetable seeds
British breeding. Heavier and higher yields of larger 'top quality' spears over a much extended harvesting season. Sow Red Fire twice at 3 week intervals to extend the cropping season. Sprouting Broccoli is value for money at a time when fresh 'greens' are often in short supply. Red Fire has good overwinter tolerance.
Cabbage Savoy 'Clarissa' F1 Hybrid - RHS endorsed vegetable seeds
Savoy Cabbage Clarissa is an attractive, quite compact, dark gren, finely blistered leaved autumn savoy with a sweet taste. Best grown for autumn harvest and stands well during this period. When shredded it adds texture to mixed salads and stir-fries, or use as a steamed vegetable.
- An outstanding autumn Savoy
- Sweet flavoured
- Compact heads with good standing qualities well into late autumn
- Prefers an open site on fertile, well-drained soil
- Harvest late August to October
These vegetable seeds are endorsed by the RHS.
Companion planting: Try growing cabbages with Nasturtiums to draw cabbage white butterflies away from your crop, and mint to help deter flea beetles.