Grape-sized 'watermelons' that taste of pure cucumber with a tinge of lime. A vigourous climber with iron-clad drought tolerance.
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Sticky-sweet golden berries, each encased in it's own little paper lantern. Way easier to grow than a tomato!
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The celeb superfood that grows wild like a rampant weed on the south coast.
Covered in beautiful berries like red Christmas lights.
What they make rootbeer from! Pretty, evergreen creeper with minty cola flavoured leaves & berries.
Dates planned for Bristol, Coventry, Brighton, London, Belfast, Swansea, Cambridge & many more.
Deliciously tart, lime-flavoured 'tomatoes' from Mexico. Essential eating for any 'South of the Border' cook.
Nouvelle cuisine-sized ivory strawberries with a rich pineapple fragrance.
The only strawb invisible to birds (hence no need to net!)
With this variety, specially bred for the UK climate, anyone can grow melons outdoors even in blustery old Blighty.
Crisp, juicy salad greens with a flavour somewhere between bramley apples and mangetout.
Technicoloured, Caribbean 'spinach' that's beautiful enough to hold its own in the flower border. Super easy to grow too.
Delicately creamy, asparagus-like spears followed by silver frilly leaves & frothy white flowers.
Succulent greens that somehow combine the flavour of runner beans with cool cucumber. Even has edible starry blue flowers to boot!
Butter yellow flowers with a delicate, silky texture & rich eggy flavour.
The hanging basket favourite that offers up peppery, watercress-flavoured greens & flowers, followed by caper-like berries
Crisp, mustard flavoured 'chilies' that grow in great big bunches on super fast growing, frost-tolerant plants.
A new generation of sprouted greens a world away from 70's food store fodder.
Deliciously tart, lime-flavoured 'tomatoes' from Mexico. Essential to any 'South of the Border' cook.
Crisp, nutty pods of deliciousness on pretty scarlet-flowered plants. True gourmet flavour with none of the fuss.
Sweet, roast-garlic flavoured flower buds for stunning stirfries, salads and omelettes.
A super fast-growing oriental veg with a deliciously savoury herby flavour & golden daisy-like flowers.
A canna lily that produces big fat harvests of delicious spud-like tubers - just way prettier and totally blight proof!
Dazzling flowers, spinach like greens and great handfuls of trendy superfood grain all from the same plant - no really!
Uber posh parnsips with creamy flesh & a rich oyster-like flavour. They even come with stunning pink flowers to boot!
Ration-book radish's exotic oriental sister. Crisp & peppery in salads or mild & melt-in-the-mouth in curries, pasties & homemade dim sum!
Disco coloured corn cobs that you can bung in the microwave to fire out little white clouds of deliciousness!
Yes. Dahlia's sweet potato-like roots aren't just edible, but delicious! Originally bred by the Aztecs (and 1st introduced to the UK) as a gourmet veg crop.
Grow your own popping candy! A single bite gives you the sensation of an electric shock on the tip of your tongue, followed by deliciously fizzy tingliness.
Flourescent purple leaves with a rich, smokey cumin-type flavour. Delicious in salads, soups and tempura.
Licorice bootlace-flavoured leaves & spires of magenta flowers that bees simply can't get enough of.
Like a super-charged lemongrass, packed with sherbety citrusiness. Fantastic to whizz in cocktails or char on sticky BBQ ribs. Yum!
A Bolivian wonder herb containing a chemical that's 300 times sweeter than sugar - but with no calories! No, really!
The flavour of Earl Grey tea! Refreshing, bright and citrusy it works wonders in everything from fruit salads to simple grilled chicken.
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