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Alexanders - 92RW1A

Alexanders - 92RW1A

Details  Grows over one metre in height. Known for its edible young shoots, leaf stalks, stems, roots, flowers and seeds. This frost tolerate plant was cultivated for many centuries and was widely grown by the Romans who introduced it into western and central Europe including the British Isles.Botanical name  Smyrnium olusatrumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Richard Watson
Asparagus - Pacific Purple - 82RW1

Asparagus - Pacific Purple - 82RW1

Details  A purple variety that is sweeter and less fibrous than green asparagus. Takes three years for the crowns to grow large enough before harvesting, though a small amount of light picking can be done in the second year. Seed needs 18 to 23deg for germinating, once seedling first shows itself transplant into its own 2L pot and plant out into its permanent about 12 months later, never let the first seedling spear get frosted till fully in leaf.
Botanical name  Asparagus officinalisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson

Bean - Borlotti - 77NS26A

Details  A productive vigorous climber, Long vines that will grow to 6m tall if provided support, ideal as a drying bean. Borlotti are descendants from the original Cranberry beans that originated in ColombiaBotanical name  Phaseolus vulgarisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Nev and Sue Sinclair
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Bean - Broad bean Red Seeded - 150RG1B

Bean - Broad bean Red Seeded - 150RG1B

Details  Rick received this bean from the Southern Seed Exchange many years ago and has become his favorite Broad bean for his own personal supply.Botanical name  Vicia FabaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Ric Ginders
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Bean - Butterbean - 151RW92A

Details  Many of the older gardeners will remember the butterbean which was very popular in the 60's and 70's. This strain has been grown for over 40 years by a long time home gardener before been given to Richard so as to preserve this heirloom
This bean produces a pale yellow/cream pod in colour that grows to about 15cm in length. The complete pod is eaten although the ends can be trimmed if desired and is wonderful added to salads when small.
Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgarisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Richard watson

Bean - Cherokee Trail of Tears - 42RW3

Details  

Between 1838 and 1839 the Cherokee people of the United States were forced to march across the Smoky Mountains to Oklahoma. This winter death march is known as the Trail of Tears as over 4,000 people died making the trip.

In 1977 a member of Seed Savers Exchange named Dr. John Wyche from Hugo, Oklahoma, USA donated seeds to there collection. It is thought that his Cherokee ancestors carried this heirloom bean with them on the Trail of Tears.

Beans were domesticated in the Americas thousands of years ago and serve as a protein in the diet of humans and animals.
Growing this bean takes about 55 days to produce a purple podded green bean and 90 days to dry beans.  This is a vigorous climber that we enjoy very much as a fresh green bean and have found to be highly productive. 
Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgarisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Richard Watson
Bean - Crystal - 109RW11A

Bean - Crystal - 109RW11A

Details  This climbing bean was given to Richard 2017 under the name 'Crystal', grows to 2 -3 metres tall and produces a black seed.Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgarisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  40Grower name  Richard Watson
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Bean - Dalmation - 108RG7A

Details  Believed to have arrived to New Zealand with the Dalmation gum diggers. A long string-less bean with green skin and purple streaks. Excellent raw or cooked. A vigorous climber to 2 metres.
Another crop will be grown this summer and seed should be available by March 2020
Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgarisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Rick Ginders
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Bean - dwarf runner - Czar White - 39RW2

Bean - dwarf runner - Czar White - 39RW2

Details  White flowered, white seeded bush form of the Scarlet Runner bean,grows to about 40cm tall. Like all bean they are frost tender. During long periods of wet weather it can be idea to throw a cover over to shed the rain as any beans close to the ground can rot.Botanical name  Phaseolus coccineusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson
Bean - Greek Gigante - 46RW5

Bean - Greek Gigante - 46RW5

Details  Unlike Scarlet Runners they have pure white flowers and huge white seeds. Flowers over a long period and grows up to 3m tall. Will be grown again 2020-2021 growing season
Botanical name  Phaseolus coccineusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson
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Bean - Major cook - 123RW72A

Bean - Major cook - 123RW72A

Details  Like Indian Hannah bean Major Cook was also imported from North America by Mark Christensen, Research Director at the Heritage Food Crops Research Trust. Breed in the North of France by Major Cook and a Mr Luxton after 1954, at the time both men worked for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and both had a strong interesting in gardening. Produces pretty purple-violet flowers followed by a huge crop of stringless beans with a very good flavour.Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgarisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Richard Watson
Bean - Scarlet Runner - 43RG4

Bean - Scarlet Runner - 43RG4

Details  It's fast growing perennial climbing up to 3 metres in a season. Plants will produce a profusion of pretty red and white flowers, amidst a heavy cover of leaves, in colder climates it pays to cover root crown with mulch so as to stop frost penetrating the soil killing the crown .Botanical name  Phaseolus coccineusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Rick Ginders
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Bean Feast - dwarf bean - 40NS6

Details  Flavourful, flat podded, white-seeded bean, the best flavoured dwarf bean we have ever grown. I have been saving this variety from oblivion since about 1974. More seed should be in stock by Feb

Botanical name  Phaseolus VulgarisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
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Bean Pean (white) - 44NS7

Details  Peans are a great all rounder with many uses. The plants climb just like a runner bean or climbing french bean and produce flat pods similar to a large mangetout pea. The pods can be picked young and used whole as a french bean or left on the plants to mature and shelled like peas, or they can be left to mature fully and dry and then used as any other dried beans. New seasons seed will be available again as soon a possible

Botanical name  Pisum sativumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seeds

Beet - Mangelbeet - 66RW9

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Best eaten when small while still sweet, larger roots can be used as animal feed. Sow in late summer for winter harvest, they can bolt to seed if sown too early.
Botanical name  Beta vulgarisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 50Grower name  Richard Watson
Bishops Flower - 158MT99

Bishops Flower - 158MT99

Details  Bishop's Flower also known as White Lace is grown as a 1.2m tall wildflower, excellent for beneficial insects, while bringing biodiversity to the insect life in the garden. And a plus is that it makes a good cut flower too for those that are inclined to make bouquets. Botanical name  Ammi MajusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50 seedsGrower name  Minette Tonoli

Borage - 155MT97A

Details  Borage is an annual herb with beautiful star shaped blue or white edible flowers. Will flower over a long period so making it an ideal herb plant for bees.Botanical name  Borago officinalisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Minette Tonoli

Broad Bean - El Beano -138NS8

Details  Pure white  flowers. The pods enclose beans that are SWEET, and which remain GREEN once cooked. Try raw. These broad beans are my own selection, from possibly a random mutation, over 35 years ago. That original, pure white- flowered specimen caught my eye. I much preferred the flavour and colour of its beans, over others. I think you will, too. Kids love them raw,and as such they are wonderful in salads. In colder parts of the South Island and Inland North Island you don't want to sow broad beans between March and and early May if plants are over 10cm tall, heavy frosts will damage or kill. Plants under this size handle frosts well.

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Botanical name  Vicia FabaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair

Broad beans - Scottish - 38RW10

Details  This tall line of broad bean can withstand heavy winter frosts as low as -10deg here in the Amuri basin when plants are young, but equally handles the heat as well, will grow mostly unsupported up to 1.5m tall. In colder parts of the South Island and Inland North Island you dont want to sow broad beans between March and and early May if plants are over 10cm tall, heavy frosts will damage or kill. Plants under this size handle frosts well.Botanical name  Vicia fabaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 30Grower name  Richard Watson
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Brussels Sprout - Darkmar - 102RW77

Details  Produces large deep green sweet and tasty sprouts over a long period, best sown mid summer for winter picking.
Seed due early 2019
Botanical name  Brassica oleraceaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50Grower name  Richard Watson
Caigua 1RW16

Caigua 1RW16

Details  From the cucumber family Caigua suits most areas of New Zealand as its handles cooler weather, the small thumb sized fruit can be used as a gherkin replacement as well as cut up into salads, can grow to 3m so best to grow up and over some sort of frame work.
Botanical name  Cyclanthera pedataPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  10Grower name  Richard Watson
Calenduleae - Yellow - 169RW103A

Calenduleae - Yellow - 169RW103A

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Also known as African daisy, South African daisy and Cape daisy, it comes in a range of different colours. Plants prefer a warm and sunny position and rich soil, although they can  tolerate poorer soils as we as drought.

Botanical name  Dimorphotheca EcklonisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Richard watson

Cape Gooseberry - 81RW11

Details  Closely related to the tomatillo and to the Chinese lantern, can grow to 1 - 1.6 metres in height and produce small yellow fruit. Moderate frost tender when plants are older, more so with young seedlings.
Botanical name  Physalis peruvianaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  15Grower name  Richard Watson
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Capsicum  - Jimmy Nardello - 100RT14A

Capsicum - Jimmy Nardello - 100RT14A

Details  An Italian Heirloom that dates back pre-1880's. The fruits grow long are often twisted which ripen from green to red.Botanical name  Capsicum annuumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Richard Tew
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Capsicum - Botinecka Zuta - 8RW14

Details  This heirloom sweet variety originates from the Balkan region, a Hungarian cheese-type. Medium-late heavy producer of yellow fruit, upward-pointing. This is a yellow chilli is used for paprika and stuffing, can be fully ripened to a deeper orange/red colour. The pods grow to a size of 50mm long by 60mm wide, the plant grows to a height of 60cm.Botanical name  Capsicum annuumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson

Capsicum - Czech Beauty - 11NS13

Details  Purple flowers, Purple fruit ripen red. Thumb-sized, they are big on flavour.Sow indoors in early Spring. I now germinate my frost-sensitive species on a purpose-built compost heap, in our glass house. (Capsicums require soil to be 15C. to germinate.) I grow the resulting plants outdoors once the frost danger has diminished. Czech Beauty is a reliable performer, in our Scargill climate, where growing-season temperatures can fluctuate widely.
Botanical name  Capsicum AnnuumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
Capsicum - Mallard - 9RW15

Capsicum - Mallard - 9RW15

Details  A red capsicum which has been grown by Tony Mallard ,a well known retired market gardener from CHCHBotanical name  Capsicum annuumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson
Capsicum - Siesta - 103NS17A

Capsicum - Siesta - 103NS17A

Details  Siesta is a productive golden capsicum. Nev's original seed were derived simply from a very ripe fruit from a greengrocer. That was over 25 years ago. Siesta now produces very reliable crops of large, thick-fleshed capsicums, even outdoors here in Scargill, North Canterbury, if started early in pots in a protected environment.Botanical name  Capsicum annuumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
Capsicum - Soroksari - 10RW12

Capsicum - Soroksari - 10RW12

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A large Hungarian sweet pepper that turns from yellow to red when ripe,ideal for stuffing.
Botanical name  Capsicum annuumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson
Cardoon - 106RG9A

Cardoon - 106RG9A

Details  A large perennial that can grow to 2m with at least a 1m spread, young leaves can be eaten in salads while the roots can be cooked like parsnips. Can grow in heavy clay soils but does prefer a well drained soil in full sun, is reasonably drought tolerate.Botanical name  Cynara cardunculusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Richard watson
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Carrot - Baby Slenderette - 32NS89B

Carrot - Baby Slenderette - 32NS89B

Details  As the name suggest this carrot grows into a small root of about 8-10 cm long, Nev and Sue have selected for the sweetest tasting roots, also there garden doesn't have wild carrots growing anywhere in there district so if any white rooted carrot were to show up in the seed line it would be very rare.Botanical name  Daucus carota subsp. sativusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  100Grower name  Nev and Sue Sinclair
Carrot - Benhorn - 60RW17

Carrot - Benhorn - 60RW17

Details  This original line of carrot dates back to the late 80's when an old gardener gave Richard carrot seed that he had grown for most of his life, the name of this carrot had been long forgotten so it was named Benhorn in 2000. It is a large stumpy carrot which has been selected for its sweetness and flavour. This is done by tasting each carrot before being replanted back for flowering and later seed production. To add to Benhorn's genetics two new carrots - St.Valery and Kuroda were used in the 20016-17 season in cross pollinating.Botanical name  Daucus carota subsp. sativusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 100Grower name  Richard Watson

Catnip - 132RG78A

Details  A cat best pet plant, caring is needed though as cats have been known to damage even full sized plants.Botanical name  terpenoid nepetalactonePrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  100+Grower name  Rick Ginders
Celery - Karaka - 83RW19

Celery - Karaka - 83RW19

Details  This line of Celery started of as Nutty but was crossed with Utah Giant back in 2012, now a stable line thats less stringy than that of Nutty. Grow year round in warm areas and from Sep till Feb in cooler areasBotanical name  Apium graveolensPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson
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Celery - Red Giant - 2RW18

Celery - Red Giant - 2RW18

Details  Large strain of perennial celery producing red stalks and pinkish yellow blanched hearts, looks good in raw salads. Stronger tasting than green celery, good for soups and stews. Handles winter frosts better than standard celery varieties, though in heavy frost areas the stems are not eatable during these periods .

 

Botanical name  Apium graveolens var. dulcePrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson
Chervil - 67RW22

Chervil - 67RW22

Details  Chervil herb is like parsley, with a subtle flavor enhanced by a hint of anise, widely used in French dishesBotanical name  Anthriscus cerefoliumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson
Chilli Pepper - Basket of Fire - 76MT95A

Chilli Pepper - Basket of Fire - 76MT95A

Details  This is an exquisitely beautiful chilli to grow, and indeed is often marketed as an ornamental chilli. It is however a great chilli to use in cooking too, one of my favourites to add to stews, or chop fresh over dishes needing a bit of extra oomph. They also dry well. The plants are small and mounding, and produces masses of smaller conical chilies that grow upright and ripen from green through yellow and orange to bright red. The different ripening times for each individual chilli on the bush gives the plant the appearance of having "flames" - giving it it's name - Basket of Fire. It is very suitable for pot culture and even does well in larger hanging baskets. Prolific and medium-hot.
 
 
Botanical name  Capsicum annuumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Minette Tonoli
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Chilli Pepper - Kopay - 153MT96A

Chilli Pepper - Kopay - 153MT96A

Details  From Indonesia, these chillies are known as Chapai Kobai in Bangladesh. Their ineterest is in their long fruit which are generally around 15cm, but can reach up to 30cm! They sometimes twist and curl in interesting ways as they grow. Ripening from green to red with good flavour profile and heat, quite similar to Cayenne. Very versatile, use fresh, chopped up into curries and stews, or dried for flakes or powder.Botanical name  Capsicum annuumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Minette Tonoli
Chilli Pepper - Piccante calabrese   - 120MT94

Chilli Pepper - Piccante calabrese - 120MT94

Details  Heritage Variety - This is a medium-hot, round red cherry chilli about 2cm. Cooking tempers it's heat and it's traditionally great stuffed with mozzarella and anchovies and the put under the grill in Italy.Botanical name  Capsicum annuumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Minette Tonoli
Chilli Pepper - Rocoto Yellow - 152MT96

Chilli Pepper - Rocoto Yellow - 152MT96

Details  The rocoto chilli has hairy leaves, purple flowers, large fruit and black seeds. Rocoto chilli plants are the most cold tolerant of all chillies and are often great candidates for overwintering. The plants grow up to 1m and the fruit are large, yellow and variable in heat - from hot to very hot. Juicy and meaty with good flavour.Botanical name  Capsicum pubescensPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Minette Tonoli
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Chilli Pepper - Thai Upright - 4MT95

Chilli Pepper - Thai Upright - 4MT95

Details  Thai Hot is prolific and bears its fruit upright in small clusters. Ripening from green through to red, the chillies are HOT. They are perfect for Asian cooking, pickled, or dried for making into chilli powder or chilli flakes.Botanical name  Capsicum annuumPrice per packet  $4.00Grower name  Minette Tonoli
Chives - Standard  - 31RG23

Chives - Standard - 31RG23

Details  Perennial growing to 50cm. Grows in slowly spreading clumps. Plant has green, hollow, tubular leaves that have a mild onion flavour; used as a garnish, in sauces, dips, stews, casseroles, salads and soups. Can be grown in containers.Botanical name  Allium schoenoprasumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50 seedsGrower name  Richard Ginders
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Coriander - 117NS32A

Coriander - 117NS32A

Details   
To maintain a good supply of fresh coriander sow seeds every few weeks from spring right though until the end of autumn. Coriander does not like soil that is too dry and too warm
 
Coriander can be used for digestion problems including upset stomach, loss of appetite, hernia, nausea, diarrhea, bowel spasms, and intestinal gas. It is also used to treat measles, hemorrhoids, toothaches, worms, and joint pain, as well as infections caused by bacteria and fungus.
Botanical name  Coriandrum sativumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50Grower name  Nev and Sue Sinclair
Corn - Blue Hopi - 162RG101

Corn - Blue Hopi - 162RG101

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Blue corn also known as Hopi maize, Yoeme Blue, Tarahumara Maiz Azul, and Rio Grande Blue, ground it's used to make blue tortilla chips, tortillas, corn soup and cornbread. Hopi Blue grows 1.7m tall
Can be eaten as sweet corn when picked young.
Botanical name  Zea maysPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50Grower name  Rick Ginders
Corn - Early Gem - 84RW25

Corn - Early Gem - 84RW25

Details  An early yellow cob corn that Richard has select for the number of cobs per plant,the size of the cobs, and the earliest plants that produce ripe seed.Botanical name  Zea mays indenataPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 50Grower name  Richard Watson
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Corn - Glass Gem - 116MT93

Corn - Glass Gem - 116MT93

Details  USA farmer Carl Barnes, isolated types of corn from his Native American ancestors, he then saved and replanted seeds from particularly colourful cobs. A neighbouring farmer then started growing larger crops corn developed  new strains with more vibrant colours and patterns. Can be used as a popping corn, as well eaten as a sweet corn when in the 'milk' stage of development.Botanical name  Zea MaysPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50Grower name  Minette Tonoli
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Corn - Kascade Korn - 85NS26

Corn - Kascade Korn - 85NS26

Details  The original kascade korn plants commenced life here in Scargill, in the early 80s.They grow well in our climate and under our organic regime. They are open pollinated, offering the advantage of you being able to reproduce your own seed for subsequent seasons. They are not as sweet as the super sweet types that people have got used to, but are delicious and very sustaining.Botanical name  Zea MaysPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50 seedsGrower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
Corn - Painted Mountain 69RT2A

Corn - Painted Mountain 69RT2A

Details  A Native Indian decorative short season flour corn, bred from 70 American native corn varieties.  Tolerant to heat, drought, high winds and cold nights. Makes superb flour, hominy and parched corn. Can be eaten fresh when young, Grows over 2 metres.Botanical name  Zea MaysPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 50Grower name  Richard Tew
Corn - Strawberry popcorn 121MT77A

Corn - Strawberry popcorn 121MT77A

Details  Strawberry Popcorn sets 1.5m stalks, each bearing 2 to 4 ears packed with glossy red kernels on 4-6 cm long cobs. Grow it just as you would sweet corn,Botanical name  Zea MaysPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50 seedsGrower name  Minette Tonoli
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Corn Salad - 68RW27

Corn Salad - 68RW27

Details  Winter hardly edible leaf vegetable with a characteristic nutty flavor, dark green color, and soft texture, popularly served as salad greens.Botanical name  Valerianella locustaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson
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Courgette - Cocozelle Bush - 105RG6A

Details  A stripped green skin Italian zucchini that is a strong and productive variety, originally from the Southern seed collection
Botanical name  Cucurbita pepoPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  15Grower name  Ric Ginders

Curly Leaved Parsley - 88RW52

Details  Richard came across this strain in the garden of a long time gardener who use to let it self seed for over 30 years, what was notable was how thick and tightly curled the dark green leaves were in appearance.Botanical name  Petroselinum crispumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  40Grower name  Richard Watson
Edible Chrysanthemum - 90RG28

Edible Chrysanthemum - 90RG28

Details  All chrysanthemum flowers are edible, but the flavour varies widely from plant to plant, from sweet to tangy to bitter or peppery. It may take some experimentation to find flavours you like. The mild flavour that lends itself well to stir-fries.Botanical name  Chrysanthemum coronariumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 30Grower name  Rick Ginders
Egyptian walking tree onions

Egyptian walking tree onions

Details  These are hardy perennial onions that are very prolific, they do best in a well-drained, moist garden bed, bulbils are best planted from March till Sep.
Breeding work on the onion is currently being done, the Egyptian Walking tree onion is a F1 clone which is a cross between the Walsh and a standard brown onion, through bulbil removal and hand pollination 13 seeds were produced in 2015, from those 13 only 5 seedlings germinated, one of those later died. During that summer the four remaining plants grew and divided given me 23 new base onions, these were then replanted out separately and its hoped they will produce more seed. The goal is to develop a open pollinate walking onion that is grown from seed and not bulbils
Botanical name  Allium cepaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20-30 bulbilsGrower name  Richard Watson
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Epazote - 95RW29

Epazote - 95RW29

Details  Epazote, once cultivated on a large scale as a medicinal herb, is now grown in few herb gardens. A roadside weed in much of North America and central and southern Europe, its herbal uses are barely recognized today outside its native Mexico and South America.
Various native peoples in the American and Mexican West today drink epazote tea or eat the plant to facilitate childbirth and ease painful menstruation as well as to expel worms and relieve gastrointestinal disorders (some of which might be brought on by the worms). Epazote leaves also have been poulticed on arthritic joints, athlete’s foot, and insect bites.
Botanical name  Dysphania ambrosioidesPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  lots and lotsGrower name  Richard Watson
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Evening Primrose - 70NS30

Evening Primrose - 70NS30

Details  Native to North America, the herb is now commonly found in many temperate zones around the world, thriving in open dry areas, the roots can be eaten and oil can be extracted from the seeds which are rich in Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid. Omega-6 oils are one of the two "good" fats essential for health.
Evening-primrose oil is being studied as a supplement for those who don't get enough omega-6 fat from their diet and also is showing some  promising results in reducing nerve damage caused by diabetes.
Botanical name  Oenothera biennisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50 seedsGrower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair

Florence fennel - 86RW31

Details  Florence fennel is a cool-weather perennial grown as an annual for its swollen leaf bases or ‘bulbs’ and edible leaves. When using in salads, the flavour can be improved by slicing the bulb and putting it in a bowl of water and ice cubes in the fridge for an hour.Botanical name  Foeniculum vulgarePrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  40 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson

Globe Artchoke - 89RG32

Details  The immature flower is eaten as a vegetable. The medicinal properties of Globe Artichoke have been known for many years. The leaves were very popular between the 16th and 19th centuries when they were used to stimulate bile flow and for a variety of digestive disorders.Botanical name  Cynara scolymusPrice per packet  $5.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Rick Ginders

Gooseberry - Daelyn Early - 135RT79B

Details  The original name of this old variety is unknown, but was named Daelyn Early. As with all gooseberry seed offered by Sentinels seeds it will throw variability in typeBotanical name  Ribes uva-crispaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Richard Tew
Gooseberry - Farmers Glory - 59RT33

Gooseberry - Farmers Glory - 59RT33

Details  This Gooseberry grows oval green shaped fruit 3-5 cm tall, 2-4 cm wide. If ripened in direct sun, they gain a level of reddish blush and develop a strong ripe flavour indicative of the sun ripening.  If ripened out of the sun, perhaps sheltered by surrounding unmown grass can retain the green colour, and a less overpowering flavour that has a purer gooseberry experience.  These seeds are saved from WHATEVER VARIETY and can be germinated into individual plants without the need to order in lots of potentially expensive grafted individual plants.  These seeds are promiscuously crossed with whatever the pollinating insects bring them, and while they will likely produce a standard gooseberry, there is a chance you'll end up with something unique.

Botanical name  Ribes uva-crispaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Richard Tew
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Hollyhock - Creme de Cassis - 165MT102A

Hollyhock - Creme de Cassis - 165MT102A

Details  Hollyhock are in the mallow family and closely related to Marshmallow. They are hardy perennials, but some flower only from their second season when started from seed. They grow up to 2.4m tall (flowering stems) and flowers from early summer to late autumn in most regions. While young leaves, stem and the root are edible, it's mostly flowers and flower buds that are consumed. Tea can be brewed from the flowers too. They have many traditional herbal medicine uses too, from easing bronchial complaints to helping enliven poor circulation. Other uses include fibers made from the stem, it's use as a beneficial addition to compost heaps, and as a pollinator attracting flower in food forests.
 
 
Botanical name  Alcea roseaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Minette Tonoli
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Hollyhock - Pink - 164MT102

Hollyhock - Pink - 164MT102

Details  Hollyhock are in the mallow family and closely related to Marshmallow. They are hardy perennials, but some flower only from their second season when started from seed. They grow up to 2.4m tall (flowering stems) and flowers from early summer to late autumn in most regions. While young leaves, stem and the root are edible, it's mostly flowers and flower buds that are consumed. Tea can be brewed from the flowers too. They have many traditional herbal medicine uses too, from easing bronchial complaints to helping enliven poor circulation. Other uses include fibers made from the stem, it's use as a beneficial addition to compost heaps, and as a pollinator attracting flower in food forests.
 
 
Botanical name  Alcea roseaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Minette Tonoli
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Hollyhock - White - 113MT66B

Hollyhock - White - 113MT66B

Details  Cottage Garden Flower, Edible Flower, Medicinal Herb, Bee Friendly Hollyhock are in the mallow family and closely related to Marshmallow. They are hardy perennials, but some flower only from their second season when started from seed. They grow up to 2.4m tall (flowering stems) and flowers from early summer to late autumn in most regions. While young leaves, stem and the root are edible, it's mostly flowers and flower buds that are consumed. Tea can be brewed from the flowers too. They have many traditional herbal medicine uses too, from easing bronchial complaints to helping enliven poor circulation. Other uses include fibers made from the stem, it's use as a beneficial addition to compost heaps, and as a pollinator attracting flower in food forests.
Botanical name  Alcea roseaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Minette Tonoli

Kale - Red Ruffled - 50NS37

Details  A red on green hues kale with oak leaf ruffled shapes.Very winter hardy and will handle temps as low as -20 deg, does best in soil pH of between 6.1 and 6.5Botanical name  Brassica napus pabulariaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  60Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
Kale - Red Russian - 51RG35

Kale - Red Russian - 51RG35

Details  Red Russian kale leaves are tender, sweet and mild when picked young.  The red tinged leaves are a bluish blush making them quite attractive.  The leaves are flat with toothed edges.  Usually grows to about half a metre tall but can reach up to 1m tall with a long stalk if left in the ground with enough time to grow.Botanical name  Brassica oleracea var. sabellicaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50 seedsGrower name  Rick Ginders

Kale - Red Ursa 48RT34

Details  
Combines the broadleaf frills of Siberian kale with the colour of Red Russian. Great raw flavour for salads. Bolting purple stems of over wintered plants are very sweet, perfect for stir frying.




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Botanical name  Brassica napusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  60Grower name  Richard Tew
Kale - True Siberian - 49RW36

Kale - True Siberian - 49RW36

Details  A Siberian type highly productive hardy kale. Tolerates weather and water logged soil better than most other kales. Plants are vigorous and large.
 

Botanical name  Brassica napusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  60Grower name  Richard Watson
Kalibos Cabbage - 118-90A

Kalibos Cabbage - 118-90A

Details  A pointed cabbage with intense reddish-purple leaves and high sugar content. Sow spring for summer and autumn harvest but preventative care is needed against white butterflyBotanical name  Brassica oleraceaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  40
Leek - Perennial Leek - 93RW38

Leek - Perennial Leek - 93RW38

Details  Forms large clumps of thumb size stems which have a stronger leek flavour than standard leek though they are a bit more finicky when harvesting.
Best sown in spring forming clumps by late summer/autumn, if left in the ground through the following winter the clumps will form a mass of corns meaning the perennial leek will become permanent and difficult to eradicate. Some gardeners may prefer its perpetual feature while others prefer it as a annual vegetable by insuring its harvested before winter.
Botanical name  Allium ampeloprasumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Richard Watson
Leek - Portage - 94RW40

Leek - Portage - 94RW40

Details  A young and still evolving grex/landrace variety been bred by Richard Watson and another Canadian gardener who have been mixing the seed over the last few years, so its really a collection of 15 standard leeks varieties, some grow wide large stems while others can be very tall, this is because of the strong genetic diversity.
Suggested growing method is to aim for a long length white stem of up to 40cm, sow seed late winter/ early spring close enough together aiming for a spacing of 2cm apart, by mid summer the plants should be up to 30cm tall, dig them up trying not to damage the roots too much and place in a bucket with enough water in it to cover the roots. The soil these plants go into needs to be deeply dug over then using a rake or shovel handle poke it down into the soil as deep as 40cm, wriggle it around to make a shaft to which a leek plant is dropped down, then pour a small amount of water down, its just then a matter of insuring that the growth tip can grow up and out of the shaft 
Botanical name  Allium porrumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson

Leek - Purau - 91RG39

Details  Bred at Purau Gardens for many years and had adapted well to the coastal climate, this strain of leek may well suit warmer areas of NZ. Its a cross between three well known NZ varieties including Musselburgh.


Suggested growing method is to aim for a long length white stem of up to 40cm, sow seed late winter/ early spring close enough together aiming for a spacing of 2cm apart, by mid summer the plants should be up to 30cm tall, dig them up trying not to damage the roots too much and place in a bucket with enough water in it to cover the roots. The soil these plants go into needs to be deeply dug over then using a rake or shovel handle poke it down into the soil as deep as 40cm, wriggle it around to make a shaft to which a leek plant is dropped down, then pour a small amount of water down, its just then a matter of insuring that the growth tip can grow up and out of the shaft 
Botanical name  Allium porrumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50Grower name  Rick Ginders
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Lettuce -  Devils Ears - 28RW46

Lettuce - Devils Ears - 28RW46

Details  A lettuce with good heat tolerance, has a nutty texture and bitter-free flavour.Botanical name  Lactuca sativaPrice per packet  $4.00Grower name  Richard Watson
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Lettuce -  Merlot 22RW41

Lettuce - Merlot 22RW41

Details  i find this red loose leafed lettuce the most winter hardy of all the lettuces i grow,its also slow to boltBotanical name  Lactuca sativaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 50Grower name  Richard Watson
Lettuce - Mescher - 25RW43

Lettuce - Mescher - 25RW43

Details  An heirloom that dates back to the 1700s in Austria A fast-hearting spring type, green with red-tinged leaves, and small very dense heads.
Currently a seed crop has been planted for seed and should be available March 2017
Botanical name  Lactuca sativaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  40Grower name  Richard Watson

lettuce - mixed varieties - 26RW44

Details  A collection of lettuce of some unknown varieties that grow wild around my garden and other listed types.Botanical name  Beta vulgarisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 50Grower name  Richard Watson
Maize - Billard - 122RW94A

Maize - Billard - 122RW94A

Details  Gifted to Richard from a long grower. Billard maize produces mainly a double row cob of larger kennels on a long cob. Plants grow to about 2m tall and generally produce one cob per plant, some plants can produce two but these cobs tend to be smaller. For grinding the size of these kennels can be too large for some grindersBotanical name  Zea maysPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50Grower name  Richard watson
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Maize - Sola - 79NS76A

Details  The maize Sola is the name given to it by Nev, is was derived from an old maize that was commercially available back in the early 1970s when he first began growing it. Both Sue and Nev have a long history together, as plant and grower. It has changed during that lengthy association and now looks as if the sun is shining out of it. They use it principally in ground form for making what we regard as a very sustaining porridge (cooked with milk); rich and filling. Customers have also used it to create polenta and it seems to perform well used this way.

Although the seed from which the original crop was grown from was possibly a hybrid (even back then) it is no longer so, and reliably produces consistent crops.
Botanical name  Zea maysPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50Grower name  Nev and Sue Sinclair
Marigold - Starfire - 114MT49A

Marigold - Starfire - 114MT49A

Details  Starfire is a compact  marigold that is quick to bloom as well as quite carefree, single blossoms all summer in a charming tricolor mix of gold, paprika and orange.Delightful in the vegetable garden. Loved by bees.Botanical name  Tagetes tenuifoliaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50Grower name  Minette Tonoli
Marigold - Tagates erecta - 149MT70A

Marigold - Tagates erecta - 149MT70A

Details  A tall growing marigold with single or double yellow or orange flowers. Sometimes called Mexican marigold, or African marigold. A great companion plant in the garden, all Tagetes are said to repel unwanted pests, including root nematodes (if they are dug into the soil after their growing season), and they make a welcome forage for bees, bumblebees and butterflies.Botanical name  Tagates erectaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50Grower name  Minette Tonoli
Matricaria chamomilla - 144RG88A

Matricaria chamomilla - 144RG88A

Details  Chamomilla has a branched, erect and smooth stem, which grows to a height of 15–60 cm The flowers bloom in early to midsummer, and have a strong, aromatic smell. Botanical name  Asteraceae. M. chamomillaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  40Grower name  Rick Ginders
Meadowfoam  - 71RT47

Meadowfoam - 71RT47

Details  A feathery green plant 20-40cm tall that flowers in the spring producing a mass of white-yellow flowers somewhat resembling poached eggs, resulting in the plant being called the poached egg plant.  The bees love it, and it vigourously self-seeds, spreading out to fill a garden bed.  Will die off in the summer, and then the dropped seeds will sprout around autumn producing the feathery green plants, and they'll cover the ground over the winter producing flowers again in the spring.Botanical name  Limnanthes albaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Richard Tew
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Medbury Gooseberry grex - 112RW5A

Details  This seed comes off a bush which originated from the old Central Otago gold fields, grows about a metre tall and produces a light yellow colour fruit when ripe. Cross pollination with other gold field varieties at grown at Medbury gardens means its likely that new colour and taste combinations could show up between each individual plant. All seed is taken only from the best tasting and hardest bush. Cuttings will be available May - July - go to 'Plants Cuttings & Bulbs.Botanical name  Ribes uva-crispaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Richard Watson
Miners Lettuce - 163RG101A

Miners Lettuce - 163RG101A

Details  Miner lettuce has small heart-shaped leaves have a mild but succulent taste, rich in calcium and vitamin C makes miners lettuce is ideal to add to salads. Scatter seed in out of the way corners where it can then maintain itself.
Botanical name  Claytonia perfoliataPrice per packet  $5.00Packet contents  40 seedsGrower name  Rick Ginders
Mustard Lettuce - 87RW49

Mustard Lettuce - 87RW49

Details  Has a distinct horseradish-mustard flavour. Regarded as one of the most nutritious green-leafy vegetables available around. Its lovely top greens have actually more vitamin A, carotenes, vitamin K, and flavonoid anti-oxidants than some of typical fruits and vegetables.Botanical name  Brassica junceaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50Grower name  Richard Watson

Nev's TPS - 136NS78B

Details  You won't have met many people who have propagated potatoes by any other than vegetative means; in other words from tubers from the previous crop. You may have noticed though, that some potato plants produce flowers. Still fewer of these plants go on to develop and mature small greenish fruits. They look tomato-like and contain a stiff "pulp" holding many small white seeds. These seeds can be encouraged to germinate and with some care will grow into small plants that are easily recognised as miniature  potato plants.

Even from a relatively early stage when they may only be 100mms tall, differences will be discernible  between these individuals. They truly are individuals. They may not all prosper. They will each possess their own degree of disease resistance and vigour. As a propagator you will be rewarded, by those that flourish, with crops of distinctly unique potato tubers; diverse in both form, colour, flavour, texture, maturity and keeping qualities. This is a pursuit I have been involved in for at least 20 years. It is an exciting enterprise (if you are a potato Nerd!), and can result in the coming into being of very worthwhile, totally new, delicious cultivars that you can then continue into the future via the usual system of growing from tubers. But don't forget to keep seed from the best of them and continue the exploration of potatoes from true seed.
Botanical name  Solanum tuberosumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Nev and Sue Sinclair
New Zealand Spinach  - 128RW91

New Zealand Spinach - 128RW91

Details  New Zealand Spinach' can be grown as a perennial in warmer climates but is typically grown as an annual.
Soaking seeds in warm water for two to eight hours prior to sowing may help soften the seed coat and improve germination results, spinach seeds need lots of heat to germinate so start inside or wait until summer time. Plants can be wintered over indoors and planted outdoors after frosts have past.
Botanical name  Tetragonia tetragonoidesPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Richard watson

Onion - Mammoth improved

Details  Currently growing this onion with the plan to have seed early in 2021
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Grower name  Richard Watson
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Onion - Medbury Red Longkeeper - 35RW48

Onion - Medbury Red Longkeeper - 35RW48

Details  The history of this onion is unknown, a very large red onion with tends to be more white inside than other reds. selection involves replanting the longest keepers for seed production,often as late as October.

Botanical name  Allium cepaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson
Onion - Pukekohe long keeper - 36RW50

Onion - Pukekohe long keeper - 36RW50

Details  An old strain of long storing brown skin onion that can grow up to 800grams.

Selection work involves sowing seed early spring so as to give the onion the longest possible growing season, this way the idea is to expose any onions that have a undesirable tendency to bolt to seed in its first year, its the second year that the onion is used seed production. After the first years growth, only onion that have excellent size and shape are stored for winter, springtime the first 50% that start to grow green shoots while still in storage are discarded and the remain 50% slow bolters planted back out from seed production. The slower the bolters the better the keeping ability.
Botanical name  Allium cepaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50Grower name  Richard Watson
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Onion - Rossa Lunga  - 141RG85A

Onion - Rossa Lunga - 141RG85A

Details  These onions can grow quite large and will swell up into a long torpedo shape, known for its superb flavour and texture. Best sown in spring in the South Island, those in the far north might be able to autumn sow.Botanical name  Allium fistulosumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50Grower name  Rick Ginders
Onion - Walsh  - 37RG51

Onion - Walsh - 37RG51

Details  The true bunching onion is a perennial that does not form a bulb. Bunching onions are strong and enduring once established, they can supply a sharp and delicious punch of flavour to your cooking, year after year.Botanical name  Allium fistulosumPrice per packet  $4.00

Parsley - Hamburg root parsley - 64RW53

Details  Hamburg is grown for its very tasty roots that are good raw and cooked, divine oven roasted also great with mashed potatoes,leaves can also be eaten.

Sow in spring in deep free draining soil as it takes a full growing season to reach full size
Botanical name  Petroselinum crispumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 50Grower name  Richard Watson

Parsley - Italian or flat leaf - 72RW54

Details  This seed was first harvested from wild plants that grow just above the high tide mark south of Kaikoura.Botanical name  Petroselinum crispumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 50Grower name  Richard Watson

Parsnip - Hollow Crown - 63RG56

Details  The Hollow Crown dates back to the early 1820s, a long tapered white root that has been grown and selected by Rick for over twenty years, if you wish to grow this long rooted parsnip, you will need deep soil that is stone free. If parsnips hit a stone while growing they tend to fork.
They grow best in a light, rich soil. A generous amount of compost or humus in some other form.
Botanical name  Pastinaca sativaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 60Grower name  Rick Ginders
Parsnip - Kralcrown - 61RW55

Parsnip - Kralcrown - 61RW55

Details  The key to growing parsnips is using fresh seed, many gardens say they have no luck growing parsnips which is normally because of using old seed, parsnip seed only remains viable for two years at room temperature, so having our seed frozen keeps the seed from aging, as well as its regrown every two years.

This cross pollination carried by Richard in 2010 was between Hollow crown and Kral, hence the Kralcrown. T
he selection work that's carried out with this new variety involves growing it for one full season, seed is sown Aug, a year later they are dug up and only the healthiest, longest widest roots are replanted again for flowering/seed in spring.  
Botanical name  Pastinaca sativaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 60Grower name  Richard Watson

Pea - Giant Alderman - 57RG62

Details  A tall climber that can get as high as 3m, has large pods and peas, The Alderman pea variety is known to date back to 1893 and was a common site in Victorian kitchen gardens. Its long-cropping time made it ideal for using fresh and any excess crops were dried, stored and used later in the year for soups, stews and other dishes. The Americans have their own version of the Alderman variety which they call the Tall Telephone in honour of Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone.Botanical name  Pisum sativumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  40Grower name  Rick Ginders

Pea - Grandus 115RW13

Details  Dates back to the 1870's England, needs support to grow up,  has large pods. Plant autumn for northern areas, South Island sow spring and summer. Grows up to 2 metres

Seed that was donated must have been quite old as only three seeds germinated, its taken two years to build up enough seed to now offer it for sale.
Botanical name  Pisum sativumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  40Grower name  Richard Watson
Pea - Greenfeast - 52RW58

Pea - Greenfeast - 52RW58

Details  Original old strain of shell out dwarf pea, mildew can be a problem if sown late summer, some growing support is ideal for this variety to grow upBotanical name  Pisum sativumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  40Grower name  Richard Watson

Pea - Kalverdon Monarch - 56RW61

Details  

An excellent early variety producing heavy crops of well-filled pods.

Ideal for succession sowing to provide crops through mid-summer and autumn too, producing heavy crops over a very long season.

Botanical name  Pisum sativumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  40Grower name  Richard Watson
Pea - Nev's cowpea - 34NS57

Pea - Nev's cowpea - 34NS57

Details  Grown by Nev for about 30 years, this type of bean is grown mainly for making hummus. Grows about 30 cm tall and is quite productiveBotanical name  Vigna unguiculataPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
Pea - Novella - 54RW59

Pea - Novella - 54RW59

Details  A hyper tendril shell out dwarf pea ,selected over the last 20 years to produce pods over a longer period, tendrils cling together holding the plant upright but some staking is needed .Botanical name  Pisum sativumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  40 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson
Pea - Onward - 55RT60

Pea - Onward - 55RT60

Details  Marrowfat pea (if dried also used for mushy or wasabi peas) that produces thick blunt pods filled with 6-8 peas.  Matures in around 75 days.  Needs to be staked to support the plants.Botanical name  Pisum sativumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  40Grower name  Richard Tew
Pepper - Marconi Red - 142RG82A

Pepper - Marconi Red - 142RG82A

Details  Marconi Red pappers are sweet and mild with a heat rating of 1-1000 Scoville Units. The fruits start out dark green, change to red, and then mature to a solid bright red. Maturation is 62-80 days. They can be eaten at any stage but are the sweetest when fully red. If you keep the peppers picked, the plants will continue producing until frost.Botanical name  Capsicum annuumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Rick Ginders

Pink Raspberry - 5RW64

Details  A sweet fruit thats less tart than the red, grows into a 1.5m bush in heavy dump soils 1m on light land. Was found growing near the Arthurs Pass village in the 1950's by a gardener who maintained this variety in Rangiora till his death in the early 90's, Richard has grown it ever since. Raspberry seed needs stratification, which can also be done in the fridge by placing the seed in damp paper on a plate then cover the plate with cling wrap. about 6-8 weeks should be enough.

Botanical name  RubusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Richard Watson
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Purslane 127RW84A

Purslane 127RW84A

Details  The health benefits of purslane are becoming better recognized as its extremely high levels in omega-3 fatty acids, particularly for a land vegetable, as well as significant amounts of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, B-family vitamins, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium, and copper. Purslane originated in the Mediterranean region. It is widely eaten throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. It is an annual succulent with a slightly sour and salty taste, making it an interesting addition to the plate and palate.
Sow seed late spring in pots and plant out once plants are established
Botanical name  Portulaca oleraceaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50 seedsGrower name  Richard watson
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Radish - black Spanish 'round'- 62RW65

Radish - black Spanish 'round'- 62RW65

Details  A large black skin white flesh winter radish that can get to dinner plate size while still remaining mild tasting. This radish does carry a recessive gene that produces a white bulb.
recommended not to sow before March in the South Island and April in the north as they can bolt to flower before growing its swollen stem

Botanical name  Raphanus sativusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 50Grower name  Richard Watson
Radish - Pink Beauty - 96RW66

Radish - Pink Beauty - 96RW66

Details  A beautiful round pink radish that is sweet and tasty, less of a hot and spicy radish than most other summer radishesBotanical name  Raphanus sativusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50Grower name  Richard Watson
Radish - Qingluobo - 104RW92

Radish - Qingluobo - 104RW92

Details  Known also as Green Luobo . This is a unique radish has sweet, crispy and slightly hot, has a green flesh. The skin is green with a white tip. Sow in spring for summer as it wont winter over where there are hard frosts.
Botanical name  Raphanus sativusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50Grower name  Richard Watson

Rhubarb - 128RW66A

Details  Rhubarb is is a rhizomatous perennial really easy to grow from seed and is quite vigorous growing. The plants that this seed came were themselves seed grown. plants love well-rotted organic matter mulched around them.
Sow seed in a seed raising in small pots and plant out once seedling are 10cm tall
 
Botanical name  Rheum x hybridumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 50Grower name  Richard Watson

Salsify - 65RW67

Details  The roots when cooked have a mild oyster-like flavour. The leaves can also be used in salads and have a nutty lettuce like flavour. Best sown in the spring and eaten the following winter.

Botanical name  Tragopogon porrifoliusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  40 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson
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Skirret - 6RW68

Skirret - 6RW68

Skirret is a perennial vegetable which dates back to Roman times. Related to carrots its the bunches of skinny white roots that is the edible portion. Doesn't like been grown anywhere too dry and are slightly vulnerable to carrot fly. Roasted its a very tasty vegetable. Sow in spring time and treat the seedling like carrot seedlings by keeping them keep weed free, they seem to take for ever to get to a descent size. Roots develop there full flavour during winter.
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Spinach-Orach - 29RG69 - Red

Details  This red spinach is rich in Vitamin C ,vitamin A, iron, calcium,folic acid and antioxidants,commonly grown vegetable during the Middle Ages. Eaten raw in salads or cooked like spinach.Botanical name  Spinacia oleraceaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  40Grower name  Rick Ginders
St Mary's Thistle - 146RG89A

St Mary's Thistle - 146RG89A

Details  St Mary’s Thistle is a highly regarded liver protectant that also restores the liver’s ability to detoxify harmful substances. Can be grown as a decorative plant but can be regarded as a pest,Botanical name  Silybum marianumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Rick Ginders
Sunflower - Bronze & Yellow mix - 167MT102A

Sunflower - Bronze & Yellow mix - 167MT102A

Details  Minette saved seed from Moulin Rouge for a few years (Moulin Rouge is F1), so it's offspring reverted to something different to the parent - more yellow with bronze shading. Comes out different each year. She also sowed amongst them at some point bronze selection of sunflowers, and let nature do its thing. So now she has seeds which she just sows each year and gets something else every time... a mix of bronze, yellow-bronze, and yellow. Heads are not massive, but the plants can get really tall (like at least 2-2.3m). Mostly the plants produce more than one flower head, but the side flowers are always smaller than the main head. Loved by bees and bumblebees. Botanical name  Helianthus annuusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50 seedsGrower name  Minette Tonoli
Sunflowers - Giant Russian - 75RW71

Sunflowers - Giant Russian - 75RW71

Details  Can grows to 2.5m with large seed heads.The selection work that has gone in to this line of sunflowers where plants that produce side shoots are pulled out, also once the plants have reached maturity Richard looks for those that have wide stumps which handle wind best along wind, seed heads that face vertical down so as to stop birds being able get at the seed are also selected.
Sow in spring in colder areas
Botanical name  Helianthus annuusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 50Grower name  Richard Watson
Teasel  - 7RG70

Teasel - 7RG70

Details  Teasel - spikey flower heads were used for carding wool in the old days .Botanical name  Dipsacus fullonumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Rick Ginders
Tomatillo - 73RT72

Tomatillo - 73RT72

Details  Produces a green stalked and leafed plant around a meter tall eventually covered with an abundance of green tomato-like fruit covered in a green papery husk.  Pick when husk is filled out.  Can be eaten raw, once the poisonous husk is removed, either as a fruit in hand or blended in a food processor with coriander and a few other ingredients to make a light and refreshing tasting salsa verde.  Or roasted in the oven, and then  blended and boiled until it thickens (with stock, and other ingredients) and used as a tart but flavourful sauce for meats like chicken.  When tomatoes are blighted, the tomatillos will look fine.  Plants will fall over under the weight of fruit and are best grown surrounded by a low method of support if you prefer they don't lay on your paths or lawn.Botanical name  Physalis philadelphicaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Richard Tew
Tomato - Ailsa Craig - 14RG83

Tomato - Ailsa Craig - 14RG83

Details  An old variety, very popular in the UK originating from Scotland in 1908. Named after the island  Ailsa Craig near the mouth of the Clyde river.
A vigorous grower with good disease resistance, medium size and good flavour.
Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Rick Ginders
Tomato - Black Brandywine - 157MT98A

Tomato - Black Brandywine - 157MT98A

Details  Brandywine produces regular leafed indeterminate plants. Fruits are a dark chocolate that ripen about 80 days from transplant. The plant produces medium to large purple/black beefsteak tomatoes with rich, earthy complex, tomatoey sweet flavors.Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Minette Tonoli
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Tomato - Broad Ripple Yellow - 15RW84

Tomato - Broad Ripple Yellow - 15RW84

Details  A small yellow currant tomato with a pleasant fruity flavor that is not overly sweet, this heirloom came from Indiana, USA and dates back to the 1900s. It was discovered by John Hartman of Indianapolis, who found it growing in cracks in the street, and it was named for the creek that runs through the areaBotanical name  Lycopersicon esculentumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Richard Watson
Tomato - Cherokee Purple - 148RG90

Tomato - Cherokee Purple - 148RG90

Details   A red/ purple skin fruit that can weigh up to 400grams that has a balance of sweet, acid and savory with form skin and flesh, fruit should ripen in about 80 days during the summer months on a indeterminate bush. Botanical name  Lycopersicon esculentumPrice per packet  $4.00Grower name  Rick Ginders

Tomato - Cherry Mix - 175-103

Details  Collection of different cherry type varietiesPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20

Tomato - Cherry Mix - 175-103

Details  Collection of different cherry type varietiesPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20
Tomato - Duncan Wilson - 12RG82

Tomato - Duncan Wilson - 12RG82

Details  
A great tomato with history. This tomato is a large fleshy one (up to 600 grams ) ,low in acid with very few seeds. Of the 50 plus tomatoes I grow this is number one.
It was given to Duncan by an Italian sailor sometime in the 50's and grown by him for many years and eventually was forgotten. I attained a few old seeds of which only two grew and have a good inventory of seeds now.
Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Rick Ginders
Tomato - Early Girl - 145RG87A

Tomato - Early Girl - 145RG87A

Details  Determinate regular leaf type.
Bears heavy crop very early of medium-sized globe fruit. Bright red fruit with lots of flavour and aroma. known as a short season variety used as a slicing tomato. These tomatoes require supportive staking when they are planted, and they need to be grown in a sunny area out of the wind in well-conditioned soil.
Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Rick Ginders
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Tomato - Hill Billy Flame - 119DC36A

Tomato - Hill Billy Flame - 119DC36A

Details  Indeterminate, a stunning bicolor beefsteak tomato with a fun name for medium bright red fruit, 80 day roughly to harvestBotanical name  Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Dawn Coberger
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Tomato - Japanese Black Trifele - 19NS75

Details  Pear-shaped fruit that are a strange red/orange/purple colour with very good taste. Strong, vigourous plants, that should be allowed to carry 3 or 4 leaders. So put in several stakes for each plant. Excellent yields.Botanical name  Lycopersicon esculentumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
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Tomato - Jaune Flamme - 125MT49B

Tomato - Jaune Flamme - 125MT49B

Details  The Jaune Flamme is a small round tomato, roughly the size of a golf ball, orange skin tomato borne in elongated trusses
Fruity flavor is a blend of sweet and tart

Indeterminate bears ripe fruit in about 70-80 days from transplant.
Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Grower name  Minette Tonoli
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Tomato - Kiwi - 126DC68A

Details  Dawn is a big fan of this large green fruit. Striking in any salad however holds its own in the flavour stakes tooBotanical name  Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Dawn Coberger

Tomato - Lobella - 104NS74A

Details  Lobella produces big crops of yellow fruit that look almost identical to yellow capsicums. Thick walled and hollow (they were originally called Yellow Stuffer), their seeds are enclosed in gel in the top of the fruit. Though great in salads, their flavour is enhanced by baking them, halved. They can be stuffed.

Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair

Tomato - long keeper - 20RW76

Details  As the name suggests this tomato has a slow ripening fruit that keeps well into winter, a close relative to Burpee Long keeper,this is tomato that i like to start mid summer and pick green late autumn so they slowly ripen though in the winter.A mid size dark red skin red inside during summer but doesn't get as dark during the cooler months.

Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Richard Watson
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Tomato - Marmande - 58RG79A

Tomato - Marmande - 58RG79A

Details  A French Heirloom very popular in Northern Italy with great pest and disease resistance. Fast growing producing early season fruit . Harvest 12-14 weeks from sowBotanical name  Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Rick Ginders
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Tomato - Mix - 168

Details  A collection of tomato seed from some of the Sentinels growers combined, there's around twenty different varieties of various colours and flavours. .Botanical name  Lycopersicon lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20

Tomato - Moonglow - 16RW74

Details  A yellow/orange mid size tomato with good to excellent taste, shown to have  highest levels of lycopene for cancer prevention
Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Richard Watson
Tomato - Oregon Spring - 97RG80A

Tomato - Oregon Spring - 97RG80A

Details  Semi-Indeterminate - An early ripening tomato that produces mid to large size fruit,Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Rick Ginders
Tomato - Pink Brandywine - 17RW85

Tomato - Pink Brandywine - 17RW85

Details  Pink Brandywine dates back to 1885, the large, beefsteak-shaped fruits grow on unusually upright, potato-leaved plants.Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Richard Watson

Tomato - Purau Sweet Cherry - 99RG81

Details  A productive taste cherry very sweet red tomato, early to produce fruit. Vigorous grower. Has been a favorite of Ricks for over 30 years.Botanical name  Lycopersicon esculentumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Rick Ginders
Tomato - Rainys Multese 139RW80

Tomato - Rainys Multese 139RW80

Details  large red/pink beefsteak great tasting tomato, regular leaf mid season ripening,Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Richard watson
Tomato - Scoresby Dwarf - 78RW18A

Tomato - Scoresby Dwarf - 78RW18A

Details  Determinate - bush - This strain tends to produce variable shapes and sizes, but most are round red from small to mid size fruit makes it ideal for preserves and sauceBotanical name  Lycopersicon esculentumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Richard watson

Tomato - Sub-Arctic Maxi - 13NS73

Details  Early-cropping bush tomato, these are the earliest-fruiting tomatoes that I've ever had the pleasure of growing.No pruning, no staking; ultra easy care.Botanical name  Lycopersicon EsculentumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
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Tomato - Sunny Grape - 161MT100A

Tomato - Sunny Grape - 161MT100A

Details  Yellow, grape-shaped cherry tomato in abundance with a nice sweet-tangy taste. Perfect for snacking straight from the vine, or halving for salads and snack platters. Kids love the bright colour. Minette originally from a mixed heirloom seed packet, so exact parentage unknown, but dubbed "Sunny Grape" by her kids when they first grew it in 2014.Botanical name  Lycopersicon esculentumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Minette Tonoli
Tomato - Sweet 100 98RG88

Tomato - Sweet 100 98RG88

Details  An indeterminate that has been stabilized over a few years by Rick Ginders. Long clusters can carry up to 100 small sized fruits eachBotanical name  Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet  $24.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Rick Ginders
Tomato - Tigerella - 130MT63

Tomato - Tigerella - 130MT63

Details  Tomato "Tigerella" is a standard, indeterminate variety, an English heirloom variety that is highly productive and extremely attractive. It has a unique, rich, tangy flavour and the stripes give it outstanding eye appeal. They mature in about 85 to 100 days.Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Minette Tonoli
Tomato - Tiny Tim 154MT97

Tomato - Tiny Tim 154MT97

Details  Tiny Tim is a true dwarf determinate plant, with neat compact bushes rarely getting larger than 30cm. For its small stature it is very productive, yielding many small round red cherry tomatoes that are juicy and have a good sweet-tart tomato flavour. Excellent specimen to grow in pots.Botanical name  Lycopersicon esculentumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Minette Tonoli
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Tomato - Toms Yellow Wonder - 18RW86

Tomato - Toms Yellow Wonder - 18RW86

Details  Variety originating in New Jersey, USA. It is assumed to be the result of the accidental crossing of "Wonder Light" with "Persimmon" or "Pineapple". Originally Wonder Light was grown between two rows of "Persimmon" and "Pineapple".Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Richard Watson
Tomato - Tumbler - 159MT99A

Tomato - Tumbler - 159MT99A

Details  Tumbler is a red cherry tomato with good tomatoey flavours. It's claim to fame is that it is a dwarf determinate tomato with a cascading habit, meaning it is wonderful to grow in hanging baskets where the plant can tumble over its vines of beautiful cherry tomatoes.Botanical name  Lycopersicon esculentumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Minette Tonoli
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Tomato - Vintage Wine - 124DC66A

Tomato - Vintage Wine - 124DC66A

Details  Vintage Wine was developed from one of the lines of Tom Wagner's Brandy Stripe tomato. Indeterminate, potato leaf plant produces abundant crops of pink with gold-striped. Botanical name  Lycopersicon lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Dawn Coberger
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Tomato - Violet Jasper - 160MT100

Tomato - Violet Jasper - 160MT100

Details  
Violet Jasper
Also known as Tzi Bi U
Oriental in origin, these are jewel like when ripe with a violet purple fruit and irridescent green streaks. Dark purplish red flesh has great taste. It is a very productive vine. Minette rekcons its one of her favourites
favourites
 
Price per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Minette Tonoli
Tomato - Yellow Brandywine 156MT98

Tomato - Yellow Brandywine 156MT98

Details  The Brandywine tomato plant is an heirloom with large potato leaved foliage and has large yellow-gold beefsteak shaped fruit, considered by many growers as one of the best tasting tomatoes because of It's robust sweet-tangy flavour without being too tart.

A
n indeterminate type
Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Minette Tonoli
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Tomato - Yellow Pear 143RG86A

Tomato - Yellow Pear 143RG86A

Details  This variety dates back to the 1800s and is a vigorous indeterminate tomato producing generously with an abundance of small yellow pear-shaped tomatoes that are sweet and mild in flavour.Price per packet  $4.00Grower name  Rick Ginders
Tomato Riesentraube 33RW55A

Tomato Riesentraube 33RW55A

Details  A German Heirloom tomato that grows large clusters of pear shape cherry sized fruit.
Botanical name  Lycopersicon esculentumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Richard Watson
Wild Aster - 131RW75A

Wild Aster - 131RW75A

Details  Tall, spindly, straight-stemmed almost hairless annual or short-lived perennial herb up to 1.8 m tall, with small pale purple flowers produced on a many-branched flower stalk. An amazing bee magnet in autumn. Seed originally given to Richard from a hobby grower in the US.
Botanical name  Aster subulatusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  lotsGrower name  Richard Watson
Wild Chicory - 134RW79

Wild Chicory - 134RW79

Details  The original seed was given to Richard as part of a seed order from the UK and was said to have being sourced from plants growing wild. A perennial member of the dandelion family Asteraceae. Ideal for salad leaves or roots which can be baked, ground, and used as a coffee substitute.

Seed extraction and processing is extremely difficult and time consuming which reflexes in the price of this seed
Botanical name  Cichorium intybusPrice per packet  $5.00Packet contents  15Grower name  Richard Watson

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