Seed List

Summer Sun

Squash Summer Sun copyright Katie Butler

(C. pepo) Deserving of its name, this sprawling, bush type produces a proliferation of small, sunny yellow patty pans. The succulent, scalloped fruit, often seen in expensive imported supermarket packs, are excellent sliced and steamed and when mature make great individual stuffed dishes. Cheers up the veg patch no end! This variety returned to the National List in 2020 and will be commercially available again. However, we do still have a small amount of seeds in our store, so want to share it with you one more time!

3 seeds
Squash
Organic
Limited Stock

Cape Teaser

Tomato Cape Teaser

Determinate. Bush. Originally known as 'Orange', but we decided that it was so good it needed a more befitting moniker, so we launched a competition to find it! Produces large, sprawling plants that bear pale orange cherry tomatoes in profusion. Their intense flavour is delicious when eaten raw, but also makes them perfect for a tasty tomato puree.

20 seeds
Tomato
Determinate. Bush
Other varieties
Organic
Limited Stock

Darby Striped Red/Yellow

Tomato Darby Striped Red Yellow (single fruit)

Indeterminate. Cordon. Our donor saved seed from striped tomato fruit given to him in the mid-1960s by Dr Lewis Darby of the Glasshouse Crops Research Institute, Littlehampton. This variety produces heavy trusses of red fruits with golden orange streaks. Following tomato trials in 2020 it was described by thechattygardener.com as their “out-and-out-winner...very juicy with a classic tomato taste and was simply beautiful to look at.” Does best under glass.

20 seeds
Tomato
Indeterminate. Cordon
Other varieties
Organic
Limited Stock

Whippersnapper

Tomato Whippersnapper

Determinate. Bush. Commercially available until the 1980s, this very early variety produces sprawling, but compact, plants perfect for containers or hanging baskets. Yields an abundance of attractive, small, oval, pinkish-red fruit with a fabulous sweet flavour.

20 seeds
Tomato
Determinate. Bush
Red varieties
Limited Stock

Mr Hong's

Vietnamese Mustard Mr Hong's

Vietnamese mustard can be stir-fried or mixed with other salad leaves. Worth growing for its flavour. It is sweet with a peppery kick, but not quite as ferocious as winter mustards. Before the flowers open the buds form tiny, broccoli-like, lime green florets, which are great for adding flavour and texture to salads.

50 seeds
Vietnamese Mustard
Organic
Limited Stock