Grow fruiting plants from seed

Gooseberry - Farmers Glory - 59RT33

Gooseberry - Farmers Glory - 59RT33

Details  This Gooseberry grows oval green shaped fruit 3-5 cm long, 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 they 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-crispa
Contains at least  30 seeds
Grower name  Richard Tew
Price per packet  $4.00
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Tomatillo - 73RT72

Tomatillo - 73RT72

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 philadelphica
Contains at least  30 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Tew
Price per packet  $4.00

Pink Raspberry - 5RW64

Details  A sweet fruit that's less tart than the red, grows into a 1.5m bush in heavy damp 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
Contains at least  20
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Yellow Central Otago Gooseberry - 112RW5A

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. Its the best tasting and hardiest bush that Richard has grown. Cuttings will be available May - July - go to 'Plants Cuttings & Bulbs .
Botanical name  Ribes uva-crispa
Contains at least  30
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Gooseberry - Daelyn Early - 135RT79B

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 type
Botanical name  Ribes uva-crispa
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Tew
Price per packet  $4.00
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Cape Gooseberry - 81RW

Cape Gooseberry - 81RW

Details  

 

Inland South Island is not the most ideal location for growing Cape Gooseberries being a tropical variety. A reasonable frost free period is needed. Often in plant breeding and selection most plant varieties if grown outside their comfort zone environment will adapt over a few generations meaning this seed could be quite interesting for people who garden in northern areas of NZ. Richard has grown around 10 generations over the last 12 years therefore the seed is normally kept quite young.
When sowing seed, the general rule is the larger the seed the deeper you sow, this being a small seed, no more than 5mm.

Information on Cape Gooseberries- https://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/cape_gooseberry.htmlhttps://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/cape_gooseberry.html
Botanical name  Physalis peruviana
Contains at least  15
Date Of Seed Harvest  Feb 2022
Storage Info  grown fresh each year
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Tamarillo - Laird's Large - 213SS

Tamarillo - Laird's Large - 213SS

Details  Laird's Large Tamarillo is a fast growing bush that can produce up to 20kgs when fully grown.  The fruit is a large deep purple/red colour. Tamarillo bushes are frost tender and need good shelter from winds.  Tamarillos are susceptible to aphids and whitefly, consider companion planting with herbs such as basil or coriander to deter pests.
Botanical name  Solanum betaceum
Contains at least  30 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
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