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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 pedata
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  10
Grower name  Richard Watson
Out of stock Curcurbita
Cardoon - 106RW

Cardoon - 106RW

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 cardunculus
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  20
Grower name  Richard watson
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
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  50 seeds
Grower name  Richard Watson
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 ambrosioides
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  lots and lots
Grower name  Richard Watson
Out of stock Herbs

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  Rubus
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  20
Grower name  Richard Watson
Out of stock Fruit
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 and at a spacing of 20cm apart, they seem to take for ever to get to a descent size. Roots develop there full flavour during winter.

Fresh seed will again be available late March
Sium sisarum
$4.00
50 seeds
Richard Watson
Teasel  - 7RG70

Teasel - 7RG70

Details  Teasel - spiky flower heads were used for carding wool in the old days, also regarded as having some of the best bee attractant flowers.
Botanical name  Dipsacus fullonum
Price per packet  $4.00
Packet contents  20
Grower name  Rick Ginders
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