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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.
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Asparagus - Pacific Purple - 82RW1

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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.
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Bean - Black Turtle - 197CMK

Bean - Black Turtle - 197CMK

Details  Black turtle beans are native to Mexico, used as a dry bean in lots of recipes.
soak beans 2-6 hours before planting, plant 5cm or 7cm deep in rows.
Maturity is 90 days.
Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgaris
Contains at least  30
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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 Colombia
Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgaris
Contains at least  30
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Grower name  Nev and Sue Sinclair
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Bean - Broad bean Red Seeded - 150RG

Bean - Broad bean Red Seeded - 150RG

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 Faba
Contains at least  30
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
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Bean - Butterbean - 151RW

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 being 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 vulgaris
Contains at least  30
Grower name  Richard watson
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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 is enjoyed very much as a fresh green bean and have found to be highly productive. 
Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgaris
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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 vulgaris
Contains at least  40
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Grower name  Richard Watson
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Bean - Dalmation - 108RG

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.

Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgaris
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  Feb 2022
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
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Bean - dwarf runner - Czar White - 39RW

Bean - dwarf runner - Czar White - 39RW

Details  White flowered, white seeded bush form of the Scarlet Runner bean, grows to about 40cm tall. Like all dwarf beans they are frost tender. During long periods of wet weather it can be an idea to throw a cover over to shed the rain as beans close to the ground can rot.
Botanical name  Phaseolus coccineus
Contains at least  30 seeds
Grower name  Richard Watson
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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. 
Botanical name  Phaseolus coccineus
Contains at least  30 seeds
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Grower name  Richard Watson
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Bean - Indian Hannah Bean - 80RW

Details  Indian Hannah is also known as Lenape Cutshort or Delaware Cutshort, this climbing bean produce good yields
Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgaris
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  Feb 2021
Storage Info  frozen stored
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Bean - Major cook - 123RW

Bean - Major cook - 123RW

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. Bred 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 interest in gardening. Produces pretty purple-violet flowers followed by a huge crop of stringless beans with a very good flavour.
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Contains at least  30
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Bean - Romaine Climber - 166RG

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Bean - Scarlet Runner - 43RG

Bean - Scarlet Runner - 43RG

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 coccineus
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Grower name  Rick Ginders
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Bean Feast - dwarf bean - 40NS

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.

Botanical name  Phaseolus Vulgaris
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  Jan 2022
Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00
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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

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Contains at least  30 seeds
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Beet - Mangelbeet - 66RW9

Details  .

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.
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Botanical name  Solanaceae Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Contains at least  20 seeds
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Black Matipo, Kohuhu - 201SS

Black Matipo, Kohuhu - 201SS

Details  Black Matipo is a pittosporum and is commonly known as kohuhu and other Maori names kohukohu and tawhiwhi. Its small, very dark purple flowers are only scented at night.  This native grows into a small shrub or tree to a height of 3–6 meters tall.  Ideal as a revegetation species or in a understory position.
 
Propagation: Sow seeds directly onto a firm bed of seed raising mix and press well in.  Cover with a light layer of mix.  Seedlings usually appear in two to three months depending on temperature.
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Brandywine Red tomato - 160RG

Details  Brandywine Red grows vigorous vines with large globe shaped rosy-red fruit, can get up to half a Kg in weight. This American heirloom beefsteak variety is one of the most popular grown in the US.
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Broad Bean - El Beano -138bNS

Broad Bean - El Beano -138bNS

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 them. Plants under this size handle frosts well.

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Botanical name  Vicia Faba
Contains at least  30
Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
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Broad beans - Scottish - 38RW

Broad beans - Scottish - 38RW

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 early May. If plants are over 10cm tall, heavy frosts will damage or kill them. Plants under this size handle frosts well.
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Broad Ripple Yellow - 15RW

Broad Ripple Yellow - 15RW

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 area
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Broccoli - De Cicco - 170SS

Details  De Cicco is a traditional Italian heirloom broccoli, producing medium sized delicious main heads followed by a large yield of side shoot spears.

Propagation: Sow in trays of potting soil in late summer - early winter, plant out when 2nd leaves have developed.

Botanical name  : Brassica oleraceae
Contains at least  50 seeds
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Broccoli - white - 101NS8A

Details  
Botanical name  Brassica oleracea
Contains at least  50+
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00
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Brussels Sprout - Darkmar - 102RW

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 oleracea
Contains at least  50
Grower name  Richard Watson
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Butternut Pumpkin - 69CMK

Butternut Pumpkin - 69CMK

Details  Butternut has tan-yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp with a compartment of seeds in the blossom end. When ripe, it turns increasingly deep orange, and becomes sweeter and richer. It is a good source of fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium; and it is a source of vitamin A.
Botanical name  Cucurbita moschata
Contains at least  20
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Grower name  Carla McKnight
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Cabbage - 'Tette Noire' 4RW

Details  A relatively rare cabbage outside of France. This variety of small drum head red cabbage has excellent flavour and is best suited as an autumn cabbage. 



Botanical name  Brassica oleracea
Contains at least  50
Grower name  Richard Watson
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Caigua 1RW16

Caigua 1RW16

Details  From the cucumber family Caigua suits most areas of New Zealand as it 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 pedata
Contains at least  10
Grower name  Richard Watson
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Capsicum  - Jimmy Nardello - 100RT

Capsicum - Jimmy Nardello - 100RT

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 annuum
Contains at least  30
Grower name  Richard Tew
Price per packet  $4.00
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Capsicum - Botinecka Zuta - 8RW

Details  This heirloom sweet variety originates from the Balkan region, a Hungarian cheese-type. Medium-late heavy producer of yellow fruit. 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 annuum
Contains at least  30 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  2019
Storage Info  Seed long term stored in freezer
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00

Capsicum - Czech Beauty - 11NS

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 Annuum
Contains at least  30 seeds
Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00
Capsicum - Mallard - 9RW15

Capsicum - Mallard - 9RW15

Details  A tapered red capsicum which has been grown by Tony Mallard ,a well known retired market gardener from CHCH
Botanical name  Capsicum annuum
Contains at least  30 seeds
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Capsicum - Soroksari - 10RW

Capsicum - Soroksari - 10RW

Details  

A large Hungarian sweet bell pepper that turns from yellow to red when ripe,ideal for stuffing.
Botanical name  Capsicum annuum
Contains at least  20 seeds
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Cardoon - 106RW

Cardoon - 106RW

Details  Native to the western and central Mediterranean region, this large perennial can grow to up 2m with at least a 1m spread. Young leaves can be eaten in salads while the roots can be cooked like parsnips as well as young flower stems. Can grow in heavy clay soils but does prefer a well drained soil in full sun. Considered to be reasonably drought tolerant, cardoon wont flourish to the same extent as those that receive adequate watering. 2021-22 Richard grew a few cardoon in a dry used area of land in which they received no watering, the leaf growth only grew to about .5m while the flower head reached nearly 1m. The amount of water needed grow cardoon productively would depend on soil types, those who garden on light land in dry areas of NZ, we recommend watering every second day with 5L per day.
Botanical name  Cynara cardunculus
Contains at least  20
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Carrot - Baby Slenderette - 32NS89B

Carrot - Baby Slenderette - 32NS89B

Details  As the name suggests this carrot grows into a small root of about 8-10 cm long. Nev and Sue have selected for the sweetest tasting roots. Their garden doesn't have wild carrots growing anywhere in their district so it would be rare for any white rooted carrot to show up in the seed line.
Botanical name  Daucus carota subsp. sativus
Contains at least  100
Grower name  Nev and Sue Sinclair
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Carrot - Benhorn - 60RW17

Carrot - Benhorn - 60RW17

Details  This original line of carrot dates back to the late 80's when a long time 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. sativus
Contains at least  approx 100
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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 areas.

Botanical name  Apium graveolens
Contains at least  50 seeds
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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. dulce
Contains at least  50 seeds
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Grower name  Richard Watson
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Chard - Compactum - 21RW20

Chard - Compactum - 21RW20

Details  A dark green leaf and with a lighter green stem,

Feed back from a customer living near Katikati, she sowed this variety in Sep 2020 which is still growing March 2022 having not bolted to seed during this time, being a bi-annual it should have run to seed late 2021
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Botanical name  Beta vulgaris
Contains at least  40 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
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Chard - Tekoa - 23RW21

Chard - Tekoa - 23RW21

Details  A light green coloured chard with wide white stems
Botanical name  Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris
Contains at least  50 seeds
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Grower name  Richard Watson
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Corn - Bloody Butcher - 203ALB

Corn - Bloody Butcher - 203ALB

Details  Bloody Butcher corn is a dry corn producing beautiful rich red cobs that are quite large. These plants grow very tall, can be over 3 meters, this should be kept in mind when planting - you don't want them getting blown over in strong winds or shading out your tomato crop. 
The corn can be eaten fresh in the "milk stage" or left to fully mature where it has a multitude of uses from milling to make flour or cornmeal to brewing and is even used as an ornamental in flower arrangements. 

My corn is grown using spray free organic methods.
Botanical name  Zea Mays
Contains at least  50 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Alice Le Brun
Price per packet  $4.00
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Corn - Blue Hopi - 162RG101

Corn - Blue Hopi - 162RG101

Details  
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 mays
Contains at least  50
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
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Corn - Early Gem - 84RW25

Corn - Early Gem - 84RW25

Details  Early Gem is a NZ heirloom corn that Richard continues to select for the number of cobs per plant, the size of the cobs, and the earliest plants that produce ripe seed, grows to about 1.7m tall. Regarded as a semisweet variety while being moderately starchy. 
Botanical name  Zea Mays
Contains at least  approx 50
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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 Mays
Contains at least  50 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2021
Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00
Courgette - Cocozelle Bush - 105RW6A

Courgette - Cocozelle Bush - 105RW6A

Details  A stripped green skin Italian zucchini that is a strong and productive variety, originally from the Southern Seed Exchange collection.

There should be more seed available by March

Botanical name  Cucurbita pepo
Contains at least  15
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Doran Round Squash - 227CMK

Details  A variety from the Netherlands. This small round butternut that has a delicious sweet flavour which becomes more developed in storage.
Botanical name  Cucurbita moschata.
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Price per packet  $4.00
Duncan Wilson - 12RG82

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 lycopersicum
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
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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 giving me 23 new base onions. These were then replanted out separately and it is hoped they will produce more seed. The goal is to develop an open pollinate walking onion that is grown from seed and not bulbils
Botanical name  Allium cepa
Contains at least  20-30 bulbils
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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English Spinach - 178RG

English Spinach - 178RG

Details  Best sown when soil temps are over 10deg. A handy vegetable to grow during spring when few other vegetable grew at that time of the year. This gorgeous green veg is delicious, a good source of folic acid, manganese and vitamins A and C,
Botanical name  Spinacia Oleracea
Contains at least  50
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Storage Info  Seed stock refreshed yearly
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
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Etollbeet - 181RW

Etollbeet - 181RW

Details  Etollbeet is a new cross between Detroit Dark Red, Bulls Blood and a unknown dark red large growing beetroot given to Richard by a Takaka gardener. Mixing genetics in vegetables produces wide variation in size, shape, colour as well as tastes, This crossing is also capable of unlocking traits that can go back many generations, this seed is something quite different for the home gardener and should be quite interesting to anyone who's a bit experimental.

Photo taken 14/7/2022 - Seed from these plants should available March 2023.
Botanical name  Beta vulgaris
Contains at least  50
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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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 vulgare
Contains at least  40 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Globe Artchoke - 89RG32

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 scolymus
Contains at least  20
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00

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 esculentum
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00

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 6.5
Botanical name  Brassica napus pabularia
Contains at least  60
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00
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. sabellica
Contains at least  50 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00

Kale - Red Ursa 155RT

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 napus
Contains at least  60
Date Of Seed Harvest  2018
Storage Info  Seed long term stored in freezer
Grower name  Richard Tew
Price per packet  $4.00
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 napus
Contains at least  60
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Kalibos Cabbage - 118

Kalibos Cabbage - 118

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 butterfly
Botanical name  Brassica oleracea
Contains at least  40
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Price per packet  $4.00
Kanuka - 161RW

Kanuka - 161RW

Details  Kanuka is similar to Manuka but is different plant, it can grow into a tree up to 30 m tall. It grows well on all soil types except water-logged soils, and is tolerant of wind, drought and frost.
Botanical name  Kunzea ericoides
Contains at least  100 seeds
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Kumi Kumi pumpkin - 177NS

Details  Kumi Kumi fruit can grow to around 1kg and grow up to 30cm long. Needs plenty of space to grow as its a very rampant creeper. Immature fruit can be eaten as a courgette and tastes great. Once fruit is mature it stores well over winter but has a very hard skin.
Botanical name  Cucurbita pepo
Contains at least  20
Grower name  Nev and Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00
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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 ampeloprasum
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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 porrum
Contains at least  50 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Storage Info  Seed stored in freezer
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00

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 porrum
Contains at least  50
Date Of Seed Harvest  Feb 2021
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
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 sativa
Contains at least  50
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Lettuce - Arabic - 24RW42

Lettuce - Arabic - 24RW42

Details  A very fast growing tall lettuce with long wide leaves, cos type.
Botanical name  Lactuca sativa
Contains at least  50 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00

Lettuce - Cooptown Italian - 182RG

Details  A heritage variety that was brought into NZ by a returning WW2 soldier and has been grown in and around Cooptown, Banks Peninsula since. A great tasty green leafy lettuce.
Botanical name  Lactuca sativa
Contains at least  50
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
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 sativa
Contains at least  40
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00

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 vulgaris
Contains at least  approx 50
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Lettuce - Red Oakleaf - 27RW45

Lettuce - Red Oakleaf - 27RW45

Details  Has burgundy red leaves and is a loose-leaf non hearting lettuce cultivar 
Botanical name  Lactuca sativa
Contains at least  40
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Lettuce, Drunken Woman - 205SS

Lettuce, Drunken Woman - 205SS

Details  Drunken Woman is an Italian heirloom lettuce that produces bright green leaves with ruffled edges in a deep bronze color.  It is a popular lettuce to grow for beginner gardeners because it is very easy to grow and slow to bolt. 

Propagation: Best sown directly where to grow, in rows or scattered sections, should germinate in 7-14 days.

Botanical name  lactuca sativa
Contains at least  50 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  Jan 2022
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
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Lettuce, Freckles - 172SS

Lettuce, Freckles - 172SS

Details  A semi-cos heirloom variety with attractive light green leaves covered in red freckles. Heat tolerant so good for sunny, summer gardens.

Lettuce is a cool weather crop that is easy to grow and grows quick, can be grown all year round. 

Propagation: Best sown directly where to grow, in rows or scattered sections, should germinate in 7-14 days.

Botanical name  lactuca sativa
Contains at least  50 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Price per packet  $4.00
Lettuce, Rocket - 187SS

Lettuce, Rocket - 187SS

Details  Rocket is a lettuce native to the Mediterranean region, Rocket is used as a leaf vegetable in salads, it is known for its fresh and peppery flavor.

Propagation: Sow seeds directly where to grow or in a tray of seed raising mix in a warm sunny location, should germinate in 7-14 days.


Botanical name  brassica vesicaria
Contains at least  50 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2021
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00

Lobella - 47NS

Details  Lobella, is yellow and hollow very like a capsicum to look at. It is a delicious cooking tomato, which can be stuffed and baked or baked only. It is a low acid tomato and a good cropper. It was bought from a NZ seed company originally but they no longer stock it.
Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicum
Contains at least  20
Grower name  Nev and Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00

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 a tomato that i like to start mid summer and pick green late autumn so they slowly ripen through the winter. A mid size, dark red skinned tomato that is red inside during summer but has darker red during the cooler months.

Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicum
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  Jan 2022
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Maize - Billard - 122RW94A

Maize - Billard - 122RW94A

Details  Gifted to Richard from a long time gardener who wanted his strain of maize to carry on. It produces kennels larger than other varieties of maize so can be too large for some hand grinders. 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.
Botanical name  Zea mays
Contains at least  50
Grower name  Richard watson
Price per packet  $4.00

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 mays
Contains at least  50
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2021
Grower name  Nev and Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00
Marmande - 58RG

Marmande - 58RG

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 sow
Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicum
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  Jan 2022
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
Mini Bell Peppers - 211CMK

Mini Bell Peppers - 211CMK

Details  An old family heirloom from Ohio USA, this variety grows red, yellow and chocolate capsicum, plantsproduce an abundance of tiny colorful orbs that are easy to grow.
Botanical name  capsicum annuum
Contains at least  20 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  Feb 2022
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
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Moonglow - 16RW74

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 lycopersicum
Contains at least  20
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Nev's TPS - 136NS

Nev's TPS - 136NS

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 tuberosum
Contains at least  100 +
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Storage Info  Seed stock refreshed yearly
Grower name  Nev and Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00
Onion - Mammoth improved - 119RW

Onion - Mammoth improved - 119RW

Details  A super sized onion which is still sweet considering its size. This variety is one grown in the UK for competitions and can grow as heavy as 5 kgs. Seed was imported from the UK 2019 and one generation has been grown by Richard.

Sow seed early spring in the South Island, North Islanders may be able to sow autumn through winter as well, feedback from customers would be appreciated

https://www.mammothonion.co.uk/product/seeds-plants/onion-family/onion/mammoth-improved-onion/

Contains at least  50
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2021
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Onion - Medbury Red Longkeeper - 35RW48

Onion - Medbury Red Longkeeper - 35RW48

Details  History knowledge of this onion is limited, was originally given to koanga by a ex-breeder from Yates, unsure it came with a name. The selection work carried out by Richard on this large red onion strain involves, 1, aiming to achieve the longest growing season possible by sowing seed late winter and harvesting when tops start to fall over late summer early autumn. 2, the best of that seasons onions are stored in autumn, some of these onion will grow shoots through winter meaning they are discarded, its the last to start growing a green shoot in early spring are then planted out for flowering/seed. 3, selecting on the shape of onion - Richard is trying to move away from flatter type shape to more of a round or even taller upward torpedo shape. the idea is that less of the onion is sitting on the soil surface.


Sow seed early spring in the South Island, North Islanders may be able to sow autumn through winter as well, feedback from customers would be appreciated


Botanical name  Allium cepa
Contains at least  50 seeds
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Onion - Pukekohe long keeper - 36RW50

Onion - Pukekohe long keeper - 36RW50

Details  This original strain of Pukekoke Long Keeper was given to koanga by an ex-breeder from Yates. The selection work carried out by Richard is much the same as for the large red onion strain, though instead aiming for a more rounded shaped bulb. Of most importance is to maintain its long keeping ability for which this variety was known. This involves sowing seed as early as possible late winter and then harvesting when tops start to fall over late summer early autumn. The best shaped onions from each season are stored. Some of these onions will grow shoots through winter meaning they are undesirable therefore discarded. The last to start growing a green shoot in early spring are then planted out for flowering/seed.
Sow seed early spring in the South Island, North Islanders may be able to sow autumn through winter as well, feedback from customers would be appreciated.
Botanical name  Allium cepa
Contains at least  50
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Onion - Red Bunching - 76SS

Onion - Red Bunching - 76SS

Details  Red Bunching Onion is an Evergreen red-skinned bunching Onion, grown and used in the same way as white Welsh Onions. Plants grow 70-75cm high, and 1.5-2cm in diameter, and have a mild sweet taste. This variety makes a welcome addition to any salad or culinary display with its bright red attractive stalks. Plant from early spring through to early autumn.  Maturity 120 days from direct sowing.

Propagation: Sow seeds directly where to grow in a line or in a tray of seed raising mix in a warm sunny location, should germinate in 7-14days.
Botanical name  Allium fistulosum
Contains at least  50
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
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Onion - Rossa Lunga  - 141RG

Onion - Rossa Lunga - 141RG

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 warmer parts of the North Island might be able to autumn sow.
Botanical name  Allium fistulosum
Contains at least  50
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
Out of stock
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 fistulosum
Contains at least  50 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Price per packet  $4.00
Oregon Spring - 97RG

Oregon Spring - 97RG

Details  Semi-Indeterminate - An early ripening tomato that produces mid to large size fruit,
Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicum
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  Jan 2022
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
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Pak Choi, Kwang Moon - 188SS

Pak Choi, Kwang Moon - 188SS

Details  Pak Choi or Bok Choy is a Chinese cabbage native to Hong Kong and Southern China. Ideal in stir-fries, soups or salads.

Pak Choi is a cool weather crop that is easy to grow. It grows quickly and can be grown during winter in areas that see little or no frosts, doesn't do so well in summer as it tends to bolt.

Propagation: Best sown directly where to grow, in rows or scattered sections, should germinate in 7-14 days.

Botanical name  brassica campestris
Contains at least  40
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
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Parsley - Hamburg root parsley - 64RW

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 and can be eaten during that winter.
Botanical name  Petroselinum crispum
Contains at least  approx 50
Date Of Seed Harvest  2012
Storage Info  Seed long term stored in freezer
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00

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, deep rich soil. A generous amount of compost or humus in some other form helps develop a long edible root.

Parsnip is notoriously difficult to grow for many gardeners because of parsnip seeds short lifespan, so to help with good germination all our parsnip seed is grown each year meaning seed is no more than 12 months when sold.
Botanical name  Pastinaca sativa
Contains at least  approx 60
Date Of Seed Harvest  2022
Storage Info  Seed stock refreshed yearly
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
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Parsnip - Kralcrown - 61RW55

Parsnip - Kralcrown - 61RW55

Details  The key to growing parsnips is using fresh seed. Many gardeners 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. Also seed is regrown every two years.

This cross pollination carried out 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 in Aug, a year later roots are dug up and only the healthiest, longest and  widest roots are replanted for flowering/seed in spring.  

Parsnip is notoriously difficult to grow for many gardeners because of parsnip seeds short lifespan, so to help with good germination all our parsnip seed is grown each year meaning seed is no more than 12 months when sold.
Botanical name  Pastinaca sativa
Contains at least  approx 100
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Pea - GG - 34NS

Pea - GG - 34NS

Details  This variety was gifted to Nev which he has now grown for over 20 years. A black hilum forage pea was at the time being exported to India. They have found it to be an ideal pea for making into hummus. Grows about 30-45 cm tall and is quite productive.
Botanical name  Vigna unguiculata
Contains at least  40 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  Feb 2022
Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00

Pea - Giant Alderman - 57RG

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 sativum
Contains at least  40
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
Pea - Grandus 115RW

Pea - Grandus 115RW

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 out of a 100+, its taken two years to build up enough seed to now offer it for sale.
Botanical name  Pisum sativum
Contains at least  40
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00

Pea - Greenfeast - 52RW

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.
Botanical name  Pisum sativum
Contains at least  40
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00

Pea - Kalverdon Monarch - 56RW

Details  

An excellent early variety producing heavy crops of well-filled pods. Needs support as it can grow over a metre tall.

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

Botanical name  Pisum sativum
Contains at least  40
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Pea - Novella - 54RW

Pea - Novella - 54RW

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 sativum
Contains at least  40 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  Jan 2020
Storage Info  Seed stored in freezer
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Pea - Onward - 55RT

Pea - Onward - 55RT

Details  Another name is 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 sativum
Contains at least  40
Grower name  Richard Tew
Price per packet  $4.00
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Pea - Oregon Giant Sugar Pod - 138A-RW

Details  The Oregon Sugar Pod Snow Pea produces a large crop of sweet snow peas on 1/2 - 1m tall vines. The pods are about 100 cm long. Like other snow peas they are generally resistant to powdery mildew.  Can take up to 68 days to mature and likes to be sown somewhere with full sun. Can be sown during winter in northern areas of NZ, but generally a spring/ summer sown crop in the south.
Botanical name  Pisum sativum
Contains at least  40
Date Of Seed Harvest  2018
Storage Info  Seed stored in freezer
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00

Pea - Southland Sno - 22RG

Details  Heirloom pea originating from Southland.  This pea grows a multi coloured flower and grows to about a meter tall. It does need support to grow up. Pick the whole seed pod before the seeds form and use in salads and stir fries.
Botanical name  Pisum sativum
Contains at least  40
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
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Pepper - Marconi Red - 142RG

Pepper - Marconi Red - 142RG

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 annuum
Contains at least  30
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
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pepper - Trinidad Moruga Scorpion - 171RW

pepper - Trinidad Moruga Scorpion - 171RW

Details  Trinidad Moruga Scorpion is regarded as the third hottest pepper in the world at 1.2 million Scoville heat units. A small fruit that comes in red and yellow. Tends to not grow much in the way of seed
Botanical name  capsicum annuum
Contains at least  10
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Pepper, Wild Fire - 206SS

Pepper, Wild Fire - 206SS

Details  A hot chilli that is a very heavy producer, the chilies have a medium thick, dark green flesh that ripens to a bright red. A bushy upright plant that loves warm sunny positions. Can be planted in patio tubs or into the garden/greenhouse.  A basket of Wildfire Chilies are hot! rated 80,000 on the Scoville scale.

Propagation: Sow seeds from September to October in seed raising mix, transplant out (undercover) in October to November, seeds should germinate in 14-21 days.

Botanical name  capsicum annuum
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
Perennial Sweet pea - 126RW

Perennial Sweet pea - 126RW

Details  Originally native to Southern Europe, this perennial long-lived plant is best where it can remain. Perennial Sweet Peas are not noticeably fragrant.

Comes in two shades of colours.
Botanical name  Lathyrus latifolius
Contains at least  30
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Popcorn - Mini black - 198ALB

Popcorn - Mini black - 198ALB

Details  Mini Black popcorn produces miniature cobs of corn on multiple tillers (stems). Allow the corn to fully mature on the plant and leave them to dry as long as possible, the kernels should be hard and the husks completely dry. Once harvested pull back the husks and continue drying the corn in a dry well ventilated area, tied together and hung indoors works well for me.

My seed is grown using spray free organic methods.
Botanical name  Zea Mays
Price per packet  $4.00
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Pumpkin - Crownchestnut - 90aRW

Pumpkin - Crownchestnut - 90aRW

Details  A cross between Whangaparoa Crown, Green Chestnut and an unknown very large crown-like pumpkin. This current generation of seed is 6 years into selection and stabilization. It is starting to become quite uniform in both colour, size and taste, though do expect some variation. The idea behind using these three varieties was, green Chestnut had wonderful flavour but thin flesh, Whangaparoa Crown had thick flesh but average to good flavour while the unknown had size. Richard thought combining all three could produce an outstanding new variety. Between 50 -60 plants are grown each year and about 140 fruit harvested. Seed from only the best flavoured, large and thick fleshed fruit are used for breeding over the successive growing seasons.

- an outstanding pumpkin is one you smell well before it reaches your mouth.
Botanical name  Cucurbits maxima
Contains at least  30
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Pumpkin - Jarriahdale - 156CMK

Pumpkin - Jarriahdale - 156CMK

Details  Jarrahdale pumpkin is a heirloom variety, native to Australia, they store well, are a good medium to large size, good flesh and easy to grow
Botanical name  Cucurbita maxima
Contains at least  20 seeds
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
Pumpkin - Musquee de Provence - 114CMK

Pumpkin - Musquee de Provence - 114CMK

Details  Originates from France, can grow from 5 - 15 kg and stores well, thin skinned so can be peeled as well. Are green when younger mature to a rich brown colour, (can be different shades of colour depending on how much light they are exposed to). A very nice pumpkin to grow
Botanical name  C. moschata
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
Pumpkin - Rouge Vif d'Etampes - 208CMK

Pumpkin - Rouge Vif d'Etampes - 208CMK

Details  This pumpkin is an old French heirloom, moderately sweet, easy to grow. Plant in the spring, maturity is 95 - 105 days. Also known as the Cinderella pumpkin.
Botanical name  C. maxima
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  2021
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
Pumpkin - Speckled Hound - 158CMK

Pumpkin - Speckled Hound - 158CMK

Details  Easy to grow, stores well, great flesh very tasty, kids love collecting these because of their size and interesting colouring
Botanical name  Cucurbita maxima
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  march 2020
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
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Purau large red - 30RG

Details  A very tasty large beefsteak type, good cropper.
Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicum
Contains at least  20
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
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Purau Sweet Cherry - 99RG

Details  A productive tasty, very sweet, cherry, red tomato, early to produce fruit. Vigorous grower. Has been a favorite of Ricks for over 30 years.
Botanical name  Lycopersicon esculentum
Contains at least  20
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
Radish - Black spanish 'round' - 62RW65

Radish - Black spanish 'round' - 62RW65

Details  A large black skin, white flesh, winter radish, though this radish carries a recessive gene that produces a white skin as well. They can get to dinner plate size while still remaining mild tasting.
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 sativus
Contains at least  50 seeds
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Radish - Chinese Red Meat - 125SS

Radish - Chinese Red Meat - 125SS

Details  Chinese Red Meat Radish is a heirloom variety that hails from China. A mild radish with a slightly peppery bite, it has a white and green skin but the centre is rich pink, sure to add a delightful colour to any salad.

Botanical name  Raphanus sativus
Contains at least  50
Date Of Seed Harvest  Feb 2021
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
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Radish - Pink Beauty - 96RW

Radish - Pink Beauty - 96RW

Details  A beautiful round pink radish that is sweet and tasty, less of a hot and spicy radish than most other summer radishes
Botanical name  Raphanus sativus
Contains at least  50
Storage Info  Seed long term stored in freezer
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Radish - Qingluobo - 104RW92

Radish - Qingluobo - 104RW92

Details  Known also as Green Luobo . This is a unique radish that is sweet, crispy and slightly hot. It has green flesh. The skin is green with a white tip. Sow in spring, for summer, as it won't winter over where there are hard frosts.
Botanical name  Raphanus sativus
Contains at least  50
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Regal Lily - 149RW

Regal Lily - 149RW

Details  Photo shows the plants from which this seed has been harvested.

Richard was fortunate to be given two bulbs from an old strain of highly fragrant Regal Lily that produces compact flower heads that all open at about the same time. All bulb production will be grown from seed and not from cloning scales or splitting up of the bulbs. He will be able to do selective breeding from the best performing plants.


Botanical name  Lilium regale
Contains at least  50+
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Storage Info  Seed stock refreshed yearly
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00

Rhubarb - 74RW66A

Details  Rhubarb is is a rhizomatous perennial, really easy to grow from seed and is quite vigorous growing. The plants that this seed came from 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 hybridum
Contains at least  approx 30
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Richards mix- 129RW

Richards mix- 129RW

Details  In this mix of seed are varieties that mostly throw to the purple and purple/white fleshed, some white and red can be expected also.

Seed is best sown in autumn then transfer the tiny seedlings to pots and grow through winter in a frost free area, In areas that get frosts even green houses can freeze inside. Springtime plant out and allow each of these new varieties to grow till their tops die down late in the season, then its a matter of digging up each plant and assessing which plant has produced the best yield and for desirable shape and colours. The first year tubers are not always the largest but instead its normally when they are replanted in the second season that they will produce far greater yield. It's worth remembering that new TPS cultivars are virus free
Botanical name  Solanum tuberosum
Contains at least  100 +
Storage Info  Seed stock refreshed yearly
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Russian Red - 45RG

Russian Red - 45RG

Details   A reliable mid size cool-climate type with good flavour,
Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicum
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  Jan 2021
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
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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 porrifolius
Contains at least  40 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Scoresby Dwarf - 78RW

Scoresby Dwarf - 78RW

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 sauce
Botanical name  Lycopersicon esculentum
Contains at least  20
Grower name  Richard watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Skirret - 6RW68

Skirret - 6RW68

Details  Skirret is a perennial vegetable which dates back to Roman times. Related to carrots, it is the bunches of skinny white roots that is the edible portion. Doesn't like to be 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 weed free and at a spacing of 20cm apart. Roots develop their full flavour during winter. Best grown as a annual.

Botanical name  Sium sisarum
Contains at least  50 seeds
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Spring Onion - 61ASS

Spring Onion - 61ASS

Details  Spring onions are also known as green onions, scallions or sibies. They tend to have a milder taste than most other onions, they can be eaten either raw in salads or cooked. Sow in Spring through to early Autumn in the South Island or year around in Northern areas.

Propagation: Sow seeds directly where to grow in a line or in a tray of seed raising mix in a warm sunny location, should germinate in 7-14 days.

Botanical name  allium fistulosum
Contains at least  50 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  Feb 2021
Storage Info  Seed was stored in freezer
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00

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 Esculentum
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  Feb 2022
Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00
Sweet Corn mix- 180RW

Sweet Corn mix- 180RW

Details  This yet to be named mixed cross Richard Watson used Early Gem, Golden, Bantam and as many F1 hybrids as possible, also added was another variety mix first grown back 2001 by Peter Clarke, he also mixed up many varieties  The idea of this cross was breeding for a corn that had the 'sweet' of the modern F1's combined with more starch type of the heirlooms.  Over 200 plants are used to achieve as much cross pollination as possible. The photo shows a selection of cobs from the 2020/21 crop.

13/7/2022 - During the growing season of 2020/21, one singe plant produced slightly purple kennels, those seeds were separated and grown 2021/22, this crop went on to produce around 10 plants with white kennels. No other maize or corn was grown any where near within 1km there for no contamination from outside the garden is possible. By combining a large pool of genetic diversity together, it can help in releasing genes that have been locked away from expressing themself, its possible that could go back 40-50 years.

Genetic diversity is how the natural world works, it should be the same for plant breeding.

Botanical name  Zea Mays
Contains at least  50
Date Of Seed Harvest  2019
Storage Info  frozen stored
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Tamarillo - Laird's Large - 213SS

Tamarillo - Laird's Large - 213SS

Details  Laird's Large Tamarillo is a fast growing bush that can produce up to 20kgs when fully grown.  The fruit is a large deep purple/red colour. Tamarillo bushes are frost tender and need good shelter from winds.  Tamarillos are susceptible to aphids and whitefly, consider companion planting with herbs such as basil or coriander to deter pests.
Botanical name  Solanum betaceum
Contains at least  30 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
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Tobacco - 98RW

Tobacco - 98RW

Details  This old strain of tobacco is supposedly a Virginian strain. It had been grown by a man long passed away who lived near Kaiapoi. The pink flowered variety grows to close on 2m and flowers from Dec till late autumn.It attracts bumble bees. The second year after the plants have died they become quite useful for growing peas as the stems remain sturdy in the ground. Tobacco is very good as a carbon crop given its extensive root systems
Botanical name  Nicotiana tabacum
Contains at least  approx 100
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Storage Info  Seed stock refreshed yearly
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Tomato, Black Krim - 75SS

Tomato, Black Krim - 75SS

Details  The Black Krim is an heirloom tomato originating from Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula. "Krim" is the Russian word for Crimea. This tomato is open-pollinated, and bears large flattened globe fruits that are dark reddish-purple to black with green/brown. A very good producing plant.
 
Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicum
Contains at least  20 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  Feb 2022
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
Tomato, Golden Light - 214SS

Tomato, Golden Light - 214SS

Details  This tomato variety was tested by the Heritage Food Crops as having the third highest levels of Tetra-cis-lycopene, a highly beneficial bioavailable form of lycopene. An orange teardrop fruit this variety is very similar to 'Orange Roma' which is a good producer of tasty Roma style tomatoes.

Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicum
Contains at least  20 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  Feb 2022s
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
True Seed Garlic (TSG)

True Seed Garlic (TSG)

Details  These bulbils have come from seven generations true seed grown, this gives them a huge advantage over clove grown because when clones are replanted seasonally viruses can be transferred down reducing the new plants vigour and size. Growing from seed on the other hand breaks this virus cycle meaning much better quality bulb. Bulbs displayed in the photo are from the same true seed. It takes two growing seasons to reach this size but the wait is worth it.  

Best place to store garlic is in the ground, it doesn't matter. when garlic is sown, garlic will emerge from the ground when garlic wants to emerge. Also the time frame when garlic emerges in one area of NZ may not be the same as other areas. Dry soil can very much slow down bulbil emergence, so water well after sowing.

To date it is unknown if anyone has intentionally managed to grow their own TSG in NZ, though it would be unlikely, there have been two cases of seed grown in NZ in the 1990's but in both cases the growers of the seed had no understanding of just how unique and rare those tiny black seeds that fell out on their storing table were. Only one of these gardeners grew that seed, thus likely to have been the very first TSG sown in NZ. Thankfully this gardener did and has subsequently shared out bulbils widely.

The growing of your own TSG takes about two months longer than if only growing for bulb production. Keeping garlic plants alive two extra months has been the problem as to why its been so difficult for a number of kiwi gardeners to archive there own TSG. The key is controlling allium rust which seems to be getting worse by the year


Bit about TGS- https://www.rasacreekfarm.com/true-garlic-seed
Botanical name  Allium sativum
Contains at least  50
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Waltham Butternut - 215CMK

Waltham Butternut - 215CMK

Details  Regarded as a winter squash meaning they keep well into winter time and beyond,  has a dry sweet and creamy yellow colour flesh.
Botanical name  Cucurbita moschata
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Grower name  Carla McKnight
Price per packet  $4.00
Yellow Pear 143RG

Yellow Pear 143RG

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.
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
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