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Carrot - Benhorn - 60RW17

Carrot - Benhorn - 60RW17

Details  This original line of carrot dates back to the late 80's when an old gardener gave Richard carrot seed that he had grown for most of his life, the name of this carrot had been long forgotten so it was named Benhorn in 2000. It is a large stumpy carrot which has been selected for its sweetness and flavour. This is done by tasting each carrot before being replanted back for flowering and later seed production. To add to Benhorn's genetics two new carrots - St.Valery and Kuroda were used in the 20016-17 season in cross pollinating.Botanical name  Daucus carota subsp. sativusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 100Grower name  Richard Watson
Parsnip - Kralcrown - 61RW55

Parsnip - Kralcrown - 61RW55

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

This grex cross was done by Richard Watson in 2010 between Hollow crown and Kral, hence the Kralcrown. T
he selection work that's carried out with this new variety involves growing it for one full season, seed is sown Aug, a year later they are dug up and only the healthiest, longest widest roots are replanted again for flowering/seed in spring.  
Botanical name  Pastinaca sativaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 60Grower name  Richard Watson
Radish - black Spanish - 62RW65

Radish - black Spanish - 62RW65

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

Beet - Mangelbeet - 66RW9

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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

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.

Botanical name  Tragopogon porrifoliusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson

Turnip - Scarlet - 47RW89

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

Parsley - Hamburg root parsley - 64RW53

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

Sow in spring in deep free draining soil as it takes a full growing season to reach full size
Botanical name  Petroselinum crispumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 50Grower name  Richard Watson
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.Sium sisarum$4.0050 seedsRichard Watson

Parsnip - Hollow Crown - 63RG56

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

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