Suppliers of Mail Order Vegetable Seeds
ALL THE VARIETIES LISTED BELOW WERE AVAILABLE PRIOR TO 1940. MANY ARE NOW CONSIDERED TO BE MAINSTREAM BUT ALL WERE AVAILABLE PRIOR TO THIS DATE WITH SOME BACK TO THE 1800'S OR EARLIER.
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After years of research this onion has now reached a high standard of vigour and uniformity. Can be grown to over 6lb in weight and 22" in circumference. Very sweet flavour. The exhibitorís onion winning many prizes from the 1800's to the present day. GRADED seed giving top quality results. Seed supplied in clear phial.
Packet contents: 100 seeds
UNGRADED seed of the large onion. Will grow large bulbs with the same sweet taste as from the phial.100 seeds
One of the largest red onions in cultivation. Has an excellent keeping quality. Strong flavour.
A French Heritage variety from Brittany. Medium sized onion with pink tinge and good flavour.50seeds
SETS OF THIS ONION ALSO AVAILABLE SEE FURTHER DOWN PAGE. THESE ARE DESPATCHED FROM LATE JANUARY 2019
Good strain of this popular variety. Producing medium sized onions with sweet flavour.100seeds
SETS OF THIS FINE FLAVOURED ONION.We are pleased to offer a Limited quantity of SETS of this pink 17th century French Heritage variety. Has given good results with a superb flavour.250gms £7.50Despatched from January 2019.
A superior exhibition variety with an extra long blanch. Very thick with broad leaves. Good flavour for the Kitchen.
A true pot leek, very thick with short blanch of approximately 5.5". Bred for the exhibitor but yet retaining a good flavour with tight flesh. Very frost hardy.
Unequalled for the exhibitor. Thin shell, dark green long curled pods with a sweet taste. Cooks and freezes well. Grows to 5ft and is a 2nd early variety.
Packet contents: 50 seeds
A larger packet of this heritage tall growing pea. Show Perfection is ideal for show with long pods and is just as good in the kitchen providing sweet tasting peas over a long period.100seeds
We are pleased to release stocks of our heritage variety. Ne Plus Ultra dates back to the 1800's. Tall growing variety with a straight pod. Sweet flavour.
This pea produces winged pods on self supporting plants. Bush habit of 12-18" tall with very attractive scarlet flowers. Peas are picked when very young. Will crop from summer to the first frosts.
Packet contents: 30 seeds
This attractive purpled flowered and purple podded pea dates back to the early part of the last century. Will reach a height of 5feet and will taste as good as it looks.
Tall plant producing a large sweet sugar pea which may be either used whole as a mange tout or shelled. One of the older sugar peas. The flowers are purple and white, really does look as good as it tastes.50seeds
An outstanding variety for any occasion, whether for the table or exhibition. Will produce long pods of smooth fleshed beans. Large number of beans per truss with many over 20" long. Red Flowered variety. Tender flesh.
Packet contents: 10 seeds
Quality Runner Bean providing tender beans with many pods over 20" long. Red Flowered.Now available in larger packets.20seeds
A climbing French bean cream splashed with purple, tender when cooked young or older pods may be shelled. Good flavour, a colourful addition to the kitchen garden.
Packet contents: 25 seeds
A climbing French bean with attractive pods, cream splashed with red. Tender when cooked young or the older pods may be shelled. Good flavour and very attractive to grow.
Produces lots of green, very fleshy pencil podded beans of good flavour. Freezes well. Will keep cropping over long period.25 seeds
One of the heaviest cropping broad beans. Poduces long pods many with over 8 beans per pod. Excellent flavour. 4ft tall plant.
From our heritage seed bank. Deep red attractive flowers followed by small pods of tasty beans. 3ft tall plant.
From our heritage seed bank. This centuries old variety will produce small beans on a 3ft high plant.
Long Roots with smoothness and quality. Very dark flesh. Sweet Flavour. Has won many prizes on the show bench for a long number of years.
Extra long variety for the exhibitor, flavour and cooking quality is excellent.
Developed in the early 1900's for the exhibitor. A fine growing trench celery. Good flavour with crisp white sticks.
Developed as the white for the vegetable exhibitor. Will produce fine specimens of solid celery. Excellent flavoured trench celery.
A unique Heritage variety with very tight curled leaf. Very slow to bold. Short habit. Limited stock available£5.00 pkt 25seeds
Small golden yellow fruit, on a long truss. Can be grown as a standard type or trained as a fan. Tall plant.
Small sweet red fruit on large climbing plant. This variety will give lots of sweet fruit all summer. 20 seeds per packet.
Small cherry sized fruit. Red. Very sweet flavour.20seeds
Cherry sized fruit, good flavour. Standard habit with long strings of fruit.
Cherry sized fruit, sweet flavour. Standard habit with long strings of bright yellow fruit.
Round yellow fruit. Notably sweeter than the red varieties. Standard habit.
Smooth straight sided red fruit, sweet and fleshy. Ideal for cooking or preserving. Standard habit.
Lemon shaped fruit, red and very sweet. Standard habit and has a large spreading truss with many having over 60 fruit per truss. Fruit does not split when ripe. A unique variety.
Medium early variety with round red fruit excellent for the show bench. Has that good old fashioned taste.
Pear shaped yellow fruit on standard habit. Very sweet, solid with few seeds.
Large beefsteak type. Orange in colour very sweet with few seeds. Standard habit.
One of our heritage tomatoes. Standard habit. Large fruit with thin skin. Very sweet and juicy. Ripens to deep red. Excellent flavour. (sorry no brandy inside)
A heritage variety with a most unusual heart shape fruit. Beefsteak type with excellent flavour and few seeds. Ripens to deep red. Standard habit.
Very dark red to brown fruit with soft flesh. Sweet juicy flavour. One of our heritage varieties and is best grown indoors.10 seeds per packet.
Unusual red tomato with a yellow stripe when ripe. Very strong flavour.20seeds
Produces large, crispy, upright heads. Slow growing.50seeds
Strong growing variety, will keep producing green leaves over many months. May be grown in containers. Frost hardy.50seeds
Large wide tasty red leaves and ribs. May be picked over a long period. During mild winters can be harvested until early Spring. Use leaves and ribs, either stir frying or boiling, or the young leaves raw in salads. Has mild spinach peppery taste. Easy to grow.
This cabbage produces very large round heads. Excellent for cooking and coleslaw being full of flavour. Matures from September onwards and is frost hardy. Seeds may be sown during Spring or Autumn to produce giant specimens.
Will provide spring cabbage of a good size. May be used as spring greens or left to mature.Frost hardy. Sow August to November.30seeds
Will produce dark green heads with good flavour for late autumn or winter use. Frost hardy.30seeds
Bright green curled leaves. Very hardy. A traditional winter vegetable.
A very old salad variety dating back to 1880. Main crop. Will produce many tubers. Delivery from January 2019(UK only)
A very old Salad variety with cream waxy flesh and white skin. Matures slightly earlier than Pink Fir Apple.10 tubers £4.00pDelivery from January. 2019 UK only
An unusual 2nd Early potato. Purple skinned with purple and white flesh.Suitable for boiling and mashing.10sets £5.00