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Tomato - Oregon Spring - 97RG80A

Tomato - Oregon Spring - 97RG80A

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
Tomato - Ailsa Craig - 14RG83

Tomato - Ailsa Craig - 14RG83

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
Tomato - Cherokee Purple - 148RG90

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  $4.00Grower name  Rick Ginders
Tomato - Marmande - 58RG79A

Tomato - Marmande - 58RG79A

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

Courgette - Cocozelle Bush - 105RG6A

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
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 fistulosumPrice per packet  $4.00
St Mary's Thistle - 146RG89A

St Mary's Thistle - 146RG89A

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
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 maysPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50Grower name  Rick Ginders
Miners Lettuce - 163RG101A

Miners Lettuce - 163RG101A

Details  Miner lettuce has small heart-shaped leaves have a mild but succulent taste, rich in calcium and vitamin C makes miners lettuce is ideal to add to salads. Scatter seed in out of the way corners where it can then maintain itself.
Botanical name  Claytonia perfoliataPrice per packet  $5.00Packet contents  40 seedsGrower name  Rick Ginders
Chives - Standard  - 31RG23

Chives - Standard - 31RG23

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
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Onion - Rossa Lunga  - 141RG85A

Onion - Rossa Lunga - 141RG85A

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
Pepper - Marconi Red - 142RG82A

Pepper - Marconi Red - 142RG82A

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
Tomato - Yellow Pear 143RG86A

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  $4.00Grower name  Rick Ginders
Matricaria chamomilla - 144RG88A

Matricaria chamomilla - 144RG88A

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  40Grower name  Rick Ginders
Tomato - Early Girl - 145RG87A

Tomato - Early Girl - 145RG87A

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
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Tomato - Russian Red - 45RG87

Tomato - Russian Red - 45RG87

Details   A reliable mid size cool-climate type with good flavour,Botanical name  Solanum lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Rick Ginders
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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 porrumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50Grower name  Rick Ginders
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Catnip - 132RG78A

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

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.

To insure good germination all parsnip seed that has been out of frozen storage more than 12 months is removed from sale and is gifted out to customers.
Botanical name  Pastinaca sativaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  approx 60Grower name  Rick Ginders
Tomato - Sweet 100 98RG88

Tomato - Sweet 100 98RG88

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
Bean - Scarlet Runner - 43RG4

Bean - Scarlet Runner - 43RG4

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  30Grower name  Rick Ginders
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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 scolymusPrice per packet  $5.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Rick Ginders
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. sabellicaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  50 seedsGrower name  Rick Ginders
Edible Chrysanthemum - 90RG28

Edible Chrysanthemum - 90RG28

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

Tomato - Purau Sweet Cherry - 99RG81

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
Teasel  - 7RG70

Teasel - 7RG70

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
Tomato - Duncan Wilson - 12RG82

Tomato - 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 lycopersicumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20Grower name  Rick Ginders

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

Pea - Giant Alderman - 57RG62

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
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Bean - Broad bean Red Seeded - 150RG1B

Bean - Broad bean Red Seeded - 150RG1B

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
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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.
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
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