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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.
SOLD OUT- more seed will be grown 2018-19 summer season
Botanical name  Ribes uva-crispaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Richard Tew
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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
Cape Gooseberry - 81RW11

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. Moderately frost tender when older, more so when young.Botanical name  Physalis peruvianaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  15Grower name  Richard Watson
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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.
Fresh seed now available.
Botanical name  RubusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Richard Watson
Medbury Gooseberry grex - 112RW21A

Medbury Gooseberry grex - 112RW21A

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  20Grower name  Richard Watson

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