Suppliers of Mail Order Vegetable Seeds
Gardeners World on the 30.08.18 was interesting. To put everyone in the picture re. the 'Robinson Pea'. We used to have a shop in Lancaster which was run by a member of the family. In those days pea seeds were sold loose . It was possible to buy seeds by the pint. One of our customers, who still is a customer, bought what she called some 'Robinson Peas'. These were in fact what we now call Show Perfection Pea. She sent some peas to the heritage library and this is where many have got them from. The rules for the selling of vegetable seeds have since those days changed dramatically but the name has stuck. The nursery has been on the same site for over 150years but the shop in nearby Lancaster has gone.
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.
Tall growing with long straight pods. Has good resistance to mildew.Smooth peas.A larger packet of this heritage pea.100seeds
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.
A larger packet of this heritage pea. Purple pods with green peas inside. Tall plant with purple and white flowers.100seeds.
Tall plant of up to 2mtrs, producing good sized pods with sweet flavour.50seeds
Dwarf pea producing pods of quality. Very prolific and uniform.50seeds £2.25
First early but can be repeat sown throughout the year. A good replacement for Feltham First Pea.Height approx. 45cm. Very hardy and can be Autumn sown for an early crop.50seeds
Dwarf Pea with growth up to 1mtr in height. Produces lots of quality pods. Very prolific and uniform.100seeds Larger packet
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
A maincrop semi leafless variety growing to a height of 60-70cms producing a good yield of peas. The plants have a resistance to powdery mildew. Ideal for later sowings.100seeds
Dwarf sugar snap pea. Compact habit with lots of dark green round pods. Stringless at picking stage. May be harvested over a long period of time.50seeds £2.25
A new British bred purple podded pea. Has the same bi-colour flower as the Heritage Purple Podded Pea but will grow to only 1mtr tall. Can be picked as a Mangetout and eaten raw. As with the heritage variety the pods will fade to dark green when cooked. Shriaz has resistance to Powdery Mildew and some tolerance of Downy Mildew. Will grow in either the garden or in containers. Sow from March to July.50seeds £2.25
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
Unusual dwarf plant with yellow pea like flowers. Producing small green pods which mimic caterpillars. These can be served in salads as a joke to amuse and entertain.Can easily be grown in pots.10seeds
Tender crispy shots and tendrils of young pea plants make a tasty garnish.Can be sown all year round in pots or containers.100seeds
Hestia a dwarf runner bean with a height of 30 - 60cms. Attractive red and white flowers with a good crop of beans. Hestia is ideal for containers.25seeds per packet£2.00p
Produces long smooth pods with good flavour. Pure white flower.15seeds
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.
A climbing French bean with golden yellow pods and a tender buttery taste. Plants will grow to 6-7feet and set easily from ground to top. Kingston Gold is a cooks delight.
Produces lots of green, very fleshy pencil podded beans of good flavour. Freezes well. Will keep cropping over long period.25 seeds
For indoor or ourdoor production. Long, straight, round fine pods with smooth exterior. Can be harvested over a long period. Ideal for the show bench.25seeds
A climbing french bean producing long tender purple pods. The beans revert to green when cooked. Makes an attractive addition to the garden.25 seeds
Produces flat pods of excellent flavour. Heavy yeilding over a long period. Performs well gown indoors or outdoors.25 seeds
Sometimes called the asparagus bean. Tall growing and is best grown under protection. Produces long, round, stringless tasty beans.25seeds
Mixed packet of Kingston Gold, Kentucky Wonder and Cosse Violette Climbing French Beans. Will provide lots of bright tasty beans.40seeds
A mixture of the ORINOCO golden French bean, FARADAY green French bean and PURPLE TEEPEE purple French bean. The mix gives a range of colours for the garden and plate.60seeds
Pencil podded purple beans which form above the foliage for easy picking.40 seeds
Pencil podded green beans. Beans form above foliage making picking easy.40 seeds
Dwarf French Bean producing good quality pencil poddded beans. Stringless when picked young.25 seeds. £2.10
Will produce delicate slender dark green beans over a long harvesting period.Good disease resistance40seeds
Straight Golden yellow pods on a dwarf plant. Good resistance to Mosaic virus, Anthranose and Halo Blight. Sweet flavour.40seeds
One of the heaviest cropping broad beans. Poduces long pods many with over 8 beans per pod. Excellent flavour. 4ft tall plant.
Ideal for autumn/winter sowing. Tall bean with long pods.25seeds £2.00
This rather unusual bean will produce small pods with white beans inside. May be eaten whole or shelled. 3ft tall plant.
Dwarf variety producing a good crop of quality beans. No need to support plants. May be autumn sown for early crop. 25seeds
A heritage purple seeded variety. 4-5 beans per pod. Excellent flavour. 1.2m tall plants.
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.
Heritage variety with unusual Pink Seed. Good flavour. Tall variety.25seeds
Hyacinth Bean or Lab Lab bean. Ruby Moon will add a very colourful display to the veg patch with striking purple flowers and beans. The Lab Lab bean is a tender plant and is best grown indoors or in a sheltered position in cooler areas. 10seeds
Edamame Beans (Soya Bean) is an excellent source of protein rich in vitamins and minerals. You can eat these beans boiled, steamed or stir fried. In all these forms they are delicious and nutritious. They give you a long crop from latesummer to autumn when you grow them in a sunny site.50seeds
Extra sweet long cobs. Performs well under cooler conditions.25 seeds.
Will produce small very sweet cobs of mini corn. 25seeds
An unusual variety producing pink cobs with flavour.25seeds
A late maturing traditional corn producing long cobs with multi-coloured grain. Can be used for Popcorn.25seeds