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.
Quote / growing advice from one of our customers - "These toms will have a real place in the future of my allotment as despite their small size they crop late and they crop so profusely that we make soup and other preserves from them. I would like to add some real advice to your customers from past experience. They grow as a bush, needing no after-care at all, but it might be useful to learn from our experience and grow them through plastic sheeting to avoid fruits from being spoiled by the soil. We tried this last year and it was a winner. They are resistant to disease, surprisingly prolific, what people buy these days in large quantities and they are so versatile. We intend starting them off earlier this year, now that we have cracked their method of growth."
The broad bean is one of the most ancient and also one of the easiest vegetables in cultivation. A bushy, hardy annual plant that can grow to approx. three feet tall with fragrant white-and-black flowers that are followed by short, broad, leathery pods which hold 57 white, round or kidney shaped beans. Broad Bean Witkiem Manita is a reliable, tried and tested, early maturing variety, suited to both standard and late spring sowings. Producing excellent yields of well filled pods with delicious white beans, Broad bean Witkiem Manita is quick growing and a an old favourite. Can be sown as early as February and as late as May.
Broad Bean Witkiem Manita holds an Award of Garden Merit.
Vilma is a determinate variety, compact and bushy, and specifically bred for growing in pots and containers. The plant grows only 20-24 ins tall and yields heavy crops of small, red, very tasty fruit. The cherry size fruit of Vilma weigh approx. 20gms and can be harvested over a long picking period. A highly ornamental plant recommended by R.H.S. for beginners, Vilma is easy to grow yet it offers the yield and flavour demanded by experts.
Spanish Daisy is an easy to grow annual plant for hanging baskets, flower beds and rock gardens. Originally from Central America, it has been growing wild in Southern Europe for many years and is now being hailed as one of the greatest horticultural discoveries of recent years. The masses of small flowers are pink when they open, rapidly turn white, and finally as they mature change back to rose-red giving the plant an unusual and constant two-tone effect. This compact jewel is beloved by bees and butterflies and will also make an outstanding contribution in a wildlife garden
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.