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Pepper Pepperoncini Italian

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 18/10/2018

Capsicum annuum An Italian Heirloom known as “friggitello”. A prolific producer of long, thin and tasty, sweet peppers. The peppers ripen from green to red and are sometimes a little crinkled. Mostly used as a pickling pepper, however it is just as delicious fresh, having a unique slight tanginess to it. Approx. 25 seeds

Artichoke Purple Italian Globe

Relevance: 99%      Posted on: 29/10/2017

Cynara scolymus This open-pollinated variety hails from Italy. The plants produce large, purple-coloured 8–16 cm heads. Purple Italian Globe are tender and according to most culinary gurus, it tastes better than the green varieties. Artichokes are rich in anti-oxidants and quite possibly, one of the lesser known superfoods. They like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil. The purple globe artichoke are more tolerant to both heat and cold than the standard green globe artichoke. They do not like frost. Mulching is very important if you want to cultivate artichokes successfully. Avoid overhead watering. Artichokes are targeted by slugs,…

Runner Bean Italian Romano

Relevance: 99%      Posted on: 28/03/2018

Phaseolus vulgarus A pole bean variety which can be used fresh, for canning and for freezing. This variety is also known as Italian Flat beans. The green pods are fibre rich with an intense and sweet flavor. They can  be used in soups, stews, stir-fries, as side dishes, or even be pickled. Approx. 25 seeds

Large Tomato Giant Italian

Relevance: 99%      Posted on: 29/11/2018

(Solanum lycopersicum) A meaty and very delicious beefsteak tomato variety from Italy. The fruits are flattened and deep red in colour. Some fruits can grow up to 10cm in diameter. A winner in your garden and on your table. Approx. 25 seeds

Large Tomato Maria Italian

Relevance: 99%      Posted on: 29/11/2018

(Solanum lycopersicum) One of our finest all round tomatoes. Holds well on the vine, has a nice firm feel without being too hard or too soft. Thin skin and a great flavour to boot. Great as a cooking tomato and also a good salad type. Vines are moderately to heavily productive. Approx. 25 seeds  

Italian Red Stem Dandelion

Relevance: 99%      Posted on: 20/09/2019

Cichorium intybus This is not a true dandelion but a member of the chicory family. The jagged dark green leaves have red stems and are slightly bitter with a peppery taste. The leaves have an upright growth pattern and are less prone to bolting. Rich in vitamins A, C & K, iron, calcium and Omegas 3 & 6. Approx. 50 seeds

Herb Italian Parsley (Flat Leaf)

Relevance: 98%      Posted on: 17/11/2017

Petroselinum hortense Traditional flat leaf Italian parsley is one of the world’s most under-rated herbs. It’s not just a garnish, packed with high densities of vitamins and minerals, it makes a great “pick-me-up” if blended into a smoothie or fruit juice. We pick handfuls to add to soups, salads and our juice machine. Pick regularly and remove flower heads to prolong production. Companion plants: Tomato, asparagus, carrot, strawberries, lettuce, beans and mint. Approx. 50 seeds

Herb Italian Large Leaved Basil

Relevance: 98%      Posted on: 10/10/2018

Ocimum basilicum Basil, truly the King of Herbs, is so firmly entrenched in culinary tradition that it’s a rare dish that will not be complimented with the addition of a pinch or two. Italian Giant or Mammoth Basil really gives you value for money with its huge flavoursome leaves. Use it also as the base to a great insect repelling spray for inside your home and on your plants. Companion plants: Tomato, peppers, oregano, asparagus, petunias, grapes. Approx. 50 seeds

Herb Dark Green Italian Parsley

Relevance: 98%      Posted on: 09/10/2018

Petroselinum crispum A real stunner. This dark green variety has a slightly stronger parsley flavour. Great as a salad ingredient, garnish, for stuffing and being exceptionally high in vitamins and minerals, this parsley is great to add into your green smoothies. Note that the seed coat is exceptionally tough and the seed will germinate better if soaked overnight. Companion plants: Tomato, asparagus, carrot, strawberries, lettuce, beans and mint. Approx. 50 seeds