Maize - Sola - 79NS76A has been added to your order
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
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 shows itself transplant into its own 2L pot and and plant out about 12 months later, never let the first seedling spear get frosted, once that first spear grows its leaves its then frost hardy. . New seasons seed will be available MayBotanical name Asparagus officinalisPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Bean - Mr Ineson's 76NS41A
Details A prolific bean that can be eaten green and are always stringless. A 100 year old variety given to Mark Christensen by Helen Walker.Botanical name Phaseolus vulgarisPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Nev and Sue Sinclair
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
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
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
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
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
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
Details Unlike Scarlet Runners they have pure white flowers and huge white seeds. Flowers over a long period and grows up to 3m tallBotanical name Phaseolus coccineusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
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
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 25Grower name Rick Ginders
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
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
Best eaten when small while still sweet,larger roots used as animal feed. Sow in late summer for winter harvest, they can bolt to seed if sown to early.Botanical name Beta vulgarisPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents approx 50Grower name Richard Watson
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.
Open Source Seed Initiative Pledge: You have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this Pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.Botanical name Vicia FabaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Nev&Sue Sinclair
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
Botanical name Brassica oleraceaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50+Grower name Nev&Sue Sinclair
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 2019Botanical name Brassica oleraceaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 60+Grower name Richard Watson
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Rick Ginders
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
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
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
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 100 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Details A dark green leaf and with a lighter green stem.
Botanical name Beta vulgarisPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 40 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Details A collection of different coloured chardBotanical name Beta vulgarisPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 40Grower name Ric Gingers
Details A light green coloured chard with wide white stemsBotanical name Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgarisPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
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
Details Both leaves and the stalks and immature, unopened flower buds can be used in salads or as flavouringBotanical name Allium tuberosumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50Grower name Richard Watson
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 bulbilsBotanical name Allium cepaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 20-30 bulbilsGrower name Richard Watson
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
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
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 50 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
Details Richard has been growing these Gladiolus from seed which produce a range of different colours seen in the following album -
Seed is from these flowers and will again produce new combinations hence why its named 'surprise mix'. Seed needs stratification so either sow outdoors in autumn or kept damp in the fridge for six weeks before sowingBotanical name GladiolusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents approx 50Grower name Richard Watson
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Open Source Seed Initiative Pledge: You have the freedom toBotanical name Brassica napusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 60Grower name Richard Tew
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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
Details After having a bad strike from this seed its been put on hold and fresh seed will be taken during the 2019/2020 growing season, this new seed will be germinate tested to see if its worth putting it back up again.
The tubers were donated by Julian Twiss who lives in a district prone to the pest insect psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli, In Julian's garden he had had a corner that became overgrown, that in previous years had grown a large number of varieties, it was only a TPS clone that was able to handle growing in what is a swamp corner in winter, bone dry in summer, in long grass and having to battle psyllid attack.
For those potato growers who live in high psyllid numbers areas, you maybe interested in growing La Ratte X from TPS?, the aim would be to select for seedlings that show some degree of tolerance, by saving those tubers next step is growing your own TPS again and grow another generation and so on, the idea is by selecting the most tolerant in each generation, the number of seedlings with that trait will increase.
You never know, someone may develop a variety that could become quite valuable.
Price for this seed is lower because germination rates are lower
Botanical name Solanum tuberosumPrice per packet $2.00Packet contents approx 50Grower name Richard Watson
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
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.Botanical name Allium porrumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
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.Botanical name Allium porrumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50Grower name Rick Ginders
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
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
Details A very fast growing tall lettuce, cos typeBotanical name Lactuca sativaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
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 with perfect butter flavour
Currently a seed crop has been planted for seed and should be available March 2017Botanical name Lactuca sativaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 40Grower name Richard Watson
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
Details Has burgundy red leaves and is a loose-leaf non hearting lettuce cultivar Botanical name Lactuca sativaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 40Grower name Richard Watson
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
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 50Grower name Rick Ginders
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
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
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
Details Currently growing this onion with the plan to have seed summer 2020
http://www.mammothonion.co.uk/cgi-bin/trolleyed_public.cgi?action=showprod_ONP1Grower name Richard Watson
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
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
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
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 sizeBotanical name Petroselinum crispumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents approx 50Grower name Richard Watson
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
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
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 grex cross was done by Richard Watson in 2010 between Hollow crown and Kral, hence the Kralcrown. The 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
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
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 60Grower name Richard Watson
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 establishedBotanical name Portulaca oleraceaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Richard watson
Details A large black skin white flesh winter radish that can get to the dinner size of a dinner plate size while still remaining mild tasting. Dont sow before March in the South Island and April in the north.
Botanical name Raphanus sativusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents approx 50Grower name Richard Watson
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
Details Known also as Green Luobo is currently being grown and should have seed ready by MarchPrice per packet $4.00Grower name Richard Watson
Grows about 70 80cm tall and comes sweeter with winter frosts, will survive temps as low as -20C , grows best in soils of pH 6.1-6.5.
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
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.
Botanical name Tragopogon porrifoliusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
It's fast growing, 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.
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.Sium sisarum$4.0050 seedsRichard Watson
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
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
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 areasBotanical name Helianthus annuusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents approx 50Grower name Richard Watson
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
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
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
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
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 $4.00
Details Description and History coming soonBotanical name Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 20Grower name Rick Ginders
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
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
Details Mid size red / green round fruit on a regular leaf plantBotanical name Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 20Grower name Richard Watson
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Details A very tasty large beefsteak type, good cropper.Botanical name Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 20Grower name Rick Ginders
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
Details large red/pink beefsteak great tasting tomato, regular leaf mid season ripening,Botanical name Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 20
Tomato - San Marzano 140RG81A
Details Heirloom variety from Italy, San Marzrno is a indeterminate regular leaf. Similar to Roma but the fruit are thinner and more pointed.This is primarily a cooking variety, superb for recipes which require pasta or any type of tomato sauce.Botanical name Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 20Grower name Rick Ginders
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 20
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
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 $4.00Packet contents 20Grower name Rick Ginders
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 - 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
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 $4.00
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
Details A reliable mid size cool-climate type with good flavour,Botanical name Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 20Grower name Rick Ginders
Details Red turnip with hairless red veined leaves. Bred from a three way cross of red and purple turnips selected for vigour and hardiness. Genetically diverse strain that is currently being selected for slow bolting also, this is done by sowing in Sep and pulling the first 50% that produce flower stem, the remaining are left for seed production. Pays not to sow till April
Botanical name Brassica rapa var rapaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 80 seedsGrower name Richard Watson
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.Botanical name Aster subulatusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents lotsGrower name Richard Watson
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 seedBotanical name Cichorium intybusPrice per packet $5.00Packet contents 15Grower name Richard Watson
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