A long time favourite of gardeners with crisp, dark green, reddish-tinged leaves and a yellowish-white heart. Keeps its buttery sweetness well even in the heat of summer and is more bolt-resistant than other butterhead varieties.
Unmistakable green tomato flavour in a striking jewel-green fruit. Delicious eaten fresh by itself or added to salads. No heirloom tomato garden is complete without the addition of one green tomato, and this is the one.
Vigorous 1m/4ft high plants produce straight spineless pods that are excellent in soups, stews and relishes. Pods are most tender when 7cm/3" long or less. First introduced in 1939 this variety is now the most popular on the market.
A salad onion that adds an unmistakeable splash of colour and flavour to any dish. (Onion green; Bunching onion) Attractive green stalks look like they have been dipped in wine! Bulbs are stained a deep purple.
Not to be confused with hot Italian peperoncini, this traditional Greek variety is much milder. Also excellent fresh in Greek salad. The wrinkled peppers are prized for pickling when still immature at about 6-8cm/2.5-3" long.
Indeterminate vines. Old variety introduced by Gleckler Seedsmen in 1956. The Gleckler catalogue described it as a "strange tomato that refuses to change colour" and only turns a pale yellowish green when ripe.
Height 60cm/24-30”. Light green, smooth edible pods 10cm/4” long by 2cm/3/4”diameter with a mild flavour good for eating raw, in stir fries or steamed. Freezes well, retaining the full, sweet flavour and colour.
The stalks are beautifully tinged with red, and the colour persists even after cooking. The stalks are thinner than modern celery and the flavour is more robust. An old English cultivar from the 1700s that was once found only in the gardens of the wealthy.
Introduced to the American market by Burpee in the 1930s. Excellent slicer, up to 10cm/4" across. Indeterminate vines. Beautiful yellow-orange beefsteak tomato with a tangerine shape, meaty flesh and a sweet tart flavour.
Much loved by bees, it is an excellent choice for meadow gardens. Allheal will grow up to a foot tall (30cm), bearing small blue and purple flowers on compact spikes all summer. (Selfheal; Woundwort) Happily and unobtrusively growing wild in lawns and...
Very dark green skin covers flesh of greenish white, delicate tasting and tender whether picked early with their blossoms still attached or allowed to mature. Used sliced fresh at all stages in salads or as crudite, steamed or sauteed with herbs and garlic,...
A tall annual or biennial, easy to grow from seeds. It is also considered the number one herb in Chinese medicine for the treatment of infertility. (Yi mu cao) One of the 50 fundamental herbs in Chinese medicine.
Indeterminate vines. Beefsteak heirloom variety with massive ribbed yellow, orange and red fruits. The juicy sweet yellow flesh has streaks of pink and red radiating throughout, making each slice a unique canvas.
Few know that the leaves are edible. (Dutch clover; Ladino clover) Excellent ground cover and lawn replacement suitable for sunny, well-drained locations. Like red clover, the dried flowers can be used for tea.
This is the standard pie pumpkin, also used for soups, grilling and mini- jack o lanterns. Heirloom variety from the 1800s. Fruit is small-22cm/9” diameter and weighing 2-3kg/5-6 lbs with deep orange, thick hard skin.
Start early indoors or outdoors after danger of frost. We searched the world to find the best organic seed - Burpee fully guarantees that not a drop of synthetic chemicals was used to make these excellent seeds.
Excellent for . Anaheim type with huge peppers that get up to 20cm/8" long and 5cm/2" wide and weigh up to 4oz each. It is not uncommon to get 25-30 of these from a single plant. The heat is mildly hot, about 2,000-4,000 Scoville units.
75 days to maturity. Excellent for eating fresh sliced on a sandwich, and not too wet to add to a salad. Large juicy fruit with tender skin. Low acid, fairly sweet. Grows a greenish-white but may blush if it stays on the plant long enough.