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Alexanders - 92RW1A

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
Asparagus - Pacific Purple - 82RW1

Asparagus - Pacific Purple - 82RW1

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. .Botanical name  Asparagus officinalisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson
Bean - Broad bean Red Seeded - 32RG1B

Bean - Broad bean Red Seeded - 32RG1B

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

Bean - Cherokee Trail of Tears - 42RW3

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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 donated these seeds to our 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
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 vulgarisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  40Grower name  Richard Watson

Bean - Dalmation - 108RG7A

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 vulgarisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Richard Tew
Bean - dwarf runner - Czar White - 39RW2

Bean - dwarf runner - Czar White - 39RW2

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
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 tallBotanical name  Phaseolus coccineusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson
Bean - Scarlet Runner - 43RT4

Bean - Scarlet Runner - 43RT4

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

Bean Feast - dwarf bean - 40NS6

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 VulgarisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
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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.Botanical name  Pisum sativumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seeds

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

Broad Bean - El Beano -41NS8

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 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  30Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair

Broad beans - Scottish - 38RW10

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

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 2019
Botanical name  Brassica oleraceaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  60+Grower name  Richard Watson
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 pedataPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  10Grower name  Richard Watson
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Cape Gooseberry - 81RW11

Cape Gooseberry - 81RW11

Details  Closely related to the tomatillo and to the Chinese lantern, can grow to 1 - 1.6 metres in height and produce small yellow fruit. Moderate frost tender when plants are older, more so with young seedlings. Moderately frost tender when older, more so when young.Botanical name  Physalis peruvianaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  15Grower name  Richard Watson
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Capsicum  - Jimmy Nardello - 100RT14A

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