For the space globe artichokes take up they are not high yielders, but their architectural quality makes them virtually dual purpose, so why not grow them in the herbaceous border? Beautiful - and delicious! Sow Date: Feb-Jun Harvest/Flower Date: Jun-Aug
Well-branched, virtually spineless plants that produce an average of 15-20 fruits per plant. This colourful mix contains an attractive colour combination of shiny white, purple with white stripes, and deep purple fruits. Sow Feb - April. Harvest July - October.
Calabrese (Italian broccoli) is a great treat in late summer and early autumn, either steamed and eaten hot, or warm as part of a salad. Once the main head has been harvested, side shoots will be produced for later eating. Sow Date: Feb-Apr . Harvest/Flower Date: Aug-Sep
The new Brokali Apollo F1 Seeds by Unwins are of a trendy tender-stem style that not only tastes great, but looks unique and even more delicious on any plate than your average broccoli. The great Apollo variety of broccoli hosts a high yield of side shoots over a long cropping period, and with especially sweet and tasty stems, what's not to love.
An improved 'Duchy' type, Dutchman is ideal for growing in smaller gardens or where space is limited. This variety displays good disease resistance and tolerance to bolting producing tender, pointed heads that are sweet and tasty. Sow March - May. Harvest June - October.
The large solid white heads of this Dutch favourite will store for many weeks in a cool, airy environment. Delicious steamed and perfect for home made coleslaw. Sow Date: Mar-May . Harvest/Flower Date: Oct-Nov
This is a versatile variety, ideal for leaf or hearts. Winter Special is a winter hardy type which is slower to form hearts than other varieties, giving it a longer cropping period for tender greens perfect for repeat harvest. Plants can be left to form hearts and treated as Sweetheart Cabbage. Spring greens are packed full of iron and vitamins - a real 'super-food'. Sow June to August. Harvest September to Feb.