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Carrot (Daucus carota) - Atomic Red

Carrot (Daucus carota) - Atomic Red


This delightful maincrop carrot Atomic Red has large, bright red roots up to 11 inches long. Rich in vitamins and minerals, carrot Atomic
Red is especially high in the anti-oxidant lycopene, which is also found in tomatoes and highly regarded as a cancer-preventing nutrient . When raw the roots of carrot Atomic Red have a somewhat rough appearance but when peeled and cooked the carrots turn blood red in colour and the flavour and texture are also significantly improved. As with all carrots, when planting, pick a sunny spot, dig the ground well (at least one foot deep) and remove any rocks or stones which might get in the way of the growing crop. Matures approx. 75-80 days after sowing.

Seeds per packet (approx.): 350

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Carrot (Daucus carota) - Cosmic Purple

Carrot (Daucus carota) - Cosmic Purple


Launched in 2005, Cosmic Purple is a great addition to meet the growing demand for purple carrots. Carrot Cosmic Purple is a maincrop variety that produces beautiful medium length roots with smooth purple coloured skin and coreless orange flesh. One of the strangest carrots you'll ever see, when cut, this carrot looks like no other, with purple, yellow and orange circles. A high sugar content gives the roots a sweet flavour and makes it very popular with children. The coloration of the skin deepens with maturity and Carrot Cosmic Purple does a much better job of retaining its colour after cooking than most other purple types.
Roots grow to approx. 7 inches long and are ready to harvest 65 to 70 days after sowing.

Seeds per packet (approx.): 350

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Carrot (Daucus carota) - Lunar White

Carrot (Daucus carota) - Lunar White


Carrot Lunar White is a 19th century Belgian heirloom variety that produces 12 to 24 inch pure white tapered roots with green shoulders.
A very high yielding variety, Lunar White will outperform most orange carrots, although it is more susceptible to frost damage. This wonderful white carrot is almost coreless, with a nice mild carrot flavour and a crispy, crunchy texture. Particularly delicious when picked small, carrot Lunar White is excellent in green salads and gourmet dishes. They can be used in any recipe calling for standard orange carrots, but they are a nice addition to any dish where presentation highlights their clean moon-white colour.
As with all carrots, when planting Lunar White pick a sunny spot, dig the ground well (at least one foot deep) and remove any rocks or stones which might get in the way of the growing crop.
Although the roots remain under ground, the hips can show a bit of green, so you may want to hill up the soil around the plants as they grow.

Seeds per packet (approx.): 350

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Carrot (Daucus carota) - Solar Yellow

Carrot (Daucus carota) - Solar Yellow


While its clear bright colour makes carrot Solar Yellow unique, its real appeal to growers is the sweet, juicy flavour and crunchy texture.
A maincrop variety, Carrot Solar Yellow produces tapered, medium length, completely yellow roots. If harvested when finger size, Solar Yellow is deliciously sweet eaten raw but older more mature roots (6-8inches) are best cooked. The refreshing taste of carrot Solar Yellow is a welcome and colourful addition to a salad or stir-fry and adds beauty to any meal that includes several carrot varieties.
Now that we’ve brought carrots back to their true colours you can add that special look to your salads, entrées and more.

Carrot Solar Yellow matures between 62-72 days after sowing.

Seeds per packet (approx.): 350

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Rhodochiton (Rhodochiton atrosanguineus)

Rhodochiton (Rhodochiton atrosanguineus)


Rhodochiton atrosanguineus, purple bells.In the UK it is sometimes colloquially known as the Black Man's Willy.
It climbs to circa 3 metres with a 3 metre spread, and has down-covered, heart-shaped leaves, often with purple veining. The rosey-purple, bell-shaped, flowers are produced in early to mid-summer. The bell is formed by five fused sepals while the petals form the tubular purple-black, protruding centre. It flowers annually outdoors with flowers sustaining over a long period in suitable conditions, such that it can be perennial in a conservatory.

Packet content (approx.): 10 seeds

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Purple Sprouting Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica)

Purple Sprouting Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica)


Purple sprouting broccoli was initially cultivated by the Romans and has been grown in the UK since the early 18th century although it has only risen to prominence in the last 30 years The word broccoli means "little sprouts" in Italian and it is part of the cabbage family. Often referred to simply as purple sprouting, this is the original version of broccoli and has long stalks and small purple flower heads. The leaves, heads and stalks are all tender and edible. The tasty and nutritious purple heads turn green when cooked and it is an excellent colour choice for garnishing or mixing fresh. The hardiest and the most popular broccoli for growing at home, purple sprouting broccoli is extremely useful for heavy soils and cold areas where little else can over-winter.

Packet content (approx.): 0.5 gm

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Tomato Cherry Late Blight Resistant (Lycopersicon esculentum) - Koralik

Tomato Cherry Late Blight Resistant (Lycopersicon esculentum) - Koralik


Koralik is a determinate bush variety with high yields of small fruit.
Late maturing, Koralik has exceptionally high tolerance to blight.
Fruits weigh 12-15 gms, are an appealing bright red colour with a sweet flavour and all tomatoes on a truss ripen together.
Koralik will thrive outside in wet seasons where other varieties fail.
Grow in a container on the patio or in open beds. Use for salads or chutney.


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Basil (Ocimum basilicum) seed

Basil  (Ocimum basilicum) seed


Annual plant with aromatic leaves for cucumber souring. Dried leaves are good for salads, cottage cheese, fish, roast meat and sauces.
Basil came originally from India where it was used to cleanse and protect Hindu houses and temples.
The flavour is sweet but slightly peppery. It is used extensively in Mediterranean and Greek cooking, blending particularly well with tomato dishes, soups, pasta, risottos and eggs. It also goes well with pork and cheese dishes.

Seeds per packet (approx.): 325

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Zucchini (Courgette) Astra (Cucurbita pepo) seed

Zucchini (Courgette) Astra (Cucurbita pepo) seed


Early bushy zucchini variety with dark-green, club-like fruits and tasty flesh, rich in vitamin C.

Seeds per packet (approx.): 15

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Carrot (Daucus carota) - Amsterdam 2

Carrot (Daucus carota) - Amsterdam 2


Carrot Amsterdam 2 is a very early variety with slender, juicy, cylindrical, orange-red roots.
Superbly sweet, Amsterdam 2 has a great colour and is virtually coreless, especially when picked as young finger carrots. The firm foliage of this carrot holds well and does not produce oversized roots even when harvested late.
Plant this sweet tasting carrot from early spring until mid-summer in open ground, thin out if necessary. Given time, the carrots will grow to a respectable size. A very versatile variety Carrot Amsterdam 2 has a long season and is an excellent source of vitamin A and antioxidants. When steamed and buttered an Amsterdam 2 carrot turns a meal into a feast.

Seeds per packet (approx.): 1400

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Spring Onion (Allium cepa) - White Lisbon

Spring Onion (Allium cepa) - White Lisbon


Spring onion White Lisbon is the traditional bulbing salad onion variety very quick growing, with silvery white skin and mild flavour.
Sometimes known as scallions, spring onion White Lisbon can be sown from late winter to late summer at 2-3 week intervals. Succession sowing like this will give continuous cropping in spring, summer and autumn.
Spring onion White Lisbon will grow in any fertile well drained soil and is ready to harvest in around 50 days.
Sow thinly 5mm (¼in) deep in rows 15cm (6in) apart. Very hardy, spring onion White Lisbon can be over-wintered under cloches and can be used as a companion plant to deter carrot fly.

Holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Seeds per packet (approx.): 300


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Lettuce Mixture (Lactuca sativa) seed

Lettuce Mixture (Lactuca sativa) seed


At last, it’s possible to harvest lettuce plants of different types and tastes from a single sowing. If you've never grown your own lettuce plants to experience that fresh from the garden taste, try this superb mixed pack of lettuce seeds. An exciting blend of specially selected varieties to provide a range of colours, textures, tastes and leaf types to your salad bowl. Sow at two-week intervals to provide a continuous supply of leaves throughout the season. Exceptionally useful where space is limited.

Seeds per packet (approx.): 350

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Pelargonium hortorum (bedding or zonal geranium)

Stellar

The zonal geranium is a well known plant with a multitude of uses. Mass bedding schemes, patio plants, windowsill plants: their use and flexibility is boundless.
The standard geranium is the best known, with florets of round petals held in clusters on large heads.

Stellar Geraniums
Stellar Difference Less well known are the flower and leaf shape variants.

The Stellar class is a different flower and leaf shape, and has been available widely as finished plants propagated by cuttings in garden centres.
Here at last we have a seed raised strain of Stellar that is unique to packetseeds.com. We have developed this in-house and produce it ourselves. Seed supply is limited, so this year we must work on a first come first served basis.
Do not miss out! Order early.
The year was can offer seed of the four main colours as separates, plus a mix of the four colours and pale / blush white shades included.
Seed is chipped (hand scarified). We offer 8 seeds per packet.
Growing is as per ordinary geraniums—sow at 20—24oC, keep wet during germination process, prick out as soon as large enough to handle. Growth regulator is not required.
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