74 product(s) found for "Golden Line"
AGRETTI / ROSCANO /BARBA DI FRATE -UK ONLY
As seen on Masterchef 10/4/14. Agretti / Roscano / Barba di Frate Also called Roscano or Barba di Frate (Salsola Soda), this is very popular in Italy and has become the latest in vegetable in fancy Italian restaurants. When mature(50 or so days) they are a 12 inches wide, 24 inch tall bush...
UK/EC Only - This is an indoor tropical variety in most European countries and in the UK a superb collection of coffee plants can be seen at Kew botanical gardens. Coffee is grown widely in South America and Africa and a warm conservatory is best for successful cultivation of this beautiful plant.
Arnica - A mountainous herb. Ointment made from dried flowers is used to treat sprains and bruise. Germination can take weeks. Best to chill the seed first before sowing. £2.49 Available from JAN '15
AUBERGINE PIANTA DEL UOVO
NEW FOR 2007 - This mini aubergines are called 'tree of eggs' because they are not only the same size, but are white and yellowy/brown in colour and very productive. Sow from Feb-May and grow them exactly the same way you would your other aubergine varieties although being smaller, I have found these...
BARLEY - ORZO
Orzo - Barley Can be toasted to make a delicious drink with hot milk, as an ingredient in beer and for baking. 100g box. Mid-Early. Upright plant, vigorous grower, producing an ear of about 15cm containing numerous seeds. Harvest when fully mature.
BASIL AL LIMONE
Lemon Basil. Early, upright variety which is easy to grow. Light green leaves and like all basils, protect from cold but can be grown protected all year. Really good with fish, tomatoes. Sow on a sunny windowsill when its cold outside and outside when it is warm.
BASIL ALLA CANNELLA
Cinnamon basil. Mid/early rustic, upright variety with green leaves tinged with violet. Sow Mar-Jul or all year protected. £2.49
BASIL BASCURO A PALLA VERDE SCURO
Mid/early. Easy to grow dark green bush variety with highly scented leaves. Suitable for containers. Sow Mar-Jul or all year protected. A very good variety to grow with tomatoes as a companion plant as well as on the plate.
BASIL BOLLOSO NAPOLETANO
Mid early variety from Naples. Very vigorous Plant with Textured Dark green leaves. Easy to cultivated also in a container. Sow from Jan to July.
BASIL DARK OPAL
Mid early upright variety with bushy foliage producing mid sized smooth leaves, dark purple colour with intense aroma. easy to cultivate, especially in containers. Sow from Jan to July
BASIL LARGO DOLCE PER VASI
'Large sweet for vases (containers)'. Mid/early rustic variety. Sweet large leaf basil with aromatic, bright green leaves. Sow Mar-Jul or all year protected. This is the one we grow at home.......
BASIL RED RUBIN
Mid/Early. Vigorous plant with reddish/purple strongly scented leaves. East to cultivate and ideal for containers. Sow Mar-Jul or all year protected.
BASIL THAI SIAM
Early, rustic variety. Vigorous and easy to grow. Highly perfumed, mid sized green leaves and purple flowers. Mainstay of Thai cooking. Sow Mar-Jul or all year protected and ideal for containers.
BASIL TIGULLIO FROM LIGURIA
Real Ligurian Basil from near Portofino and traditionally used to make Pesto Genovese. Sow in spring and summer.
BAYAM EDIBLE AMARANTHUS
Tender leaves used in Indian cooking but also in stir fries and soup. Sow in spring, resists heat.
BROOM - SAGGINA
An annual with very long stems which are then used to make traditional brooms. large 100g box. It is sometimes used also as a food source for some animals and has flat leaves with red flowering. Sow Spring and harvest late summer.
BUTTERNUT SQUASH LISCIA
Mid-late. Good foliage and a good producer. The long pear shaped fruits have a smooth skin with sweet, meaty yellow-orange flesh. Much easier to peel than scalloped varieties.
Mid-early. Dwarf plant 40-60cm tall, vigorous and of good production. The pod is of medium dimensions and contains 2-3 chickpeas. Much used in Florence and Tuscany in general. From the bean family, so really easy to grow. Great to make chickpea curry too!
COURGETTE DA FIORE TOSCANA
We Italians love eating courgette flowers (my father in law throws away the courgettes and eats only the flowers!) and they are still impossible to buy in the greengrocers especially because they must be picked first thing in the morning whilst open. This particular variety produces mainly male flowers...
Spelt is one of the oldest grains. It's used to make pasta and breads, this is a fashionable grain with roots in peasant dishes and has been used since Roman times. 100g Box.
Long season, easy to grow, versatile in the kitchen and excellent for making quick garlic butter and seasoning meat, fish and potato salad.
GL POPCORN MAIS BOX
GL1 - The kernals on this corn variety are smaller and are used to make popcorn. After harvest, dry the cobs and remove the kernals, melt a layer of butter/oil until it just starts to smoke. Turn down the heat, add a layer of corn and remember to cover. Shake occasionally and when the popping has stopped...
GOJI BERRIES - pre-order for 2015
NEW FOR 2015 - PRE-ORDER NOW. GOJI Berries are a SUPERFOOD alright and as I recently found out, they are also very expensive so growing your own seems to be an obvious idea! They are high in vitamin C and Iron and they are pretty easy to grow too. To grow them from seed, you need to keep...
KIWANO AKA JELLY MELON OR AFRICAN HORNED MELON
AKA Jelly Melon, Hedged Gourd or African Horned Cucumber. Hints of cucumber, lemon, banana and eaten green or ripe. Sow spring and grow protected.
Kiwi 'Actinidia Chinensis'. Italy is the largest producer of Kiwi fruits in Europe. One of the highest amounts of vitamin C of almost any other fruit, sweet and very tasty. Vigorous perennial plant. Productive with green, slightly fuzzy leaves. Produces numerous sweet fruits which ripen around the beginning...
LENTILS for planting - UK ONLY
Sow Mar-Jul. Prefer a cool climate and dry soil. Sow 3-5 cm down. Small Italian green lentils. Traditionally eaten at New years with Cotechino (cooking salami) or Zampone (Pigs trotters) - each one you eat will bring you money !!! A much loved ingredient in Italian cooking. 100g box.
LIQUIRIZIA LIQUORICE - NEW - pre-order for Jan..
Liquorice seeds - Native to the Med and Pontefract since about 1600. Add sand to the soil and start harvest after 2-3 seasons in the autumn. Sow Spring / Autumn. £2.49 Available from JAN '15
LUFFA / LOOFAH
A gourd which is dried and then used as the well known bath sponge when cleaned out. Sow in the Spring and early summer.
Lupini beans are a speciality of Puglia and often served with a beer. They are boiled in salted water and have little jackets around them. Squeeze them and out they pop, you eat them, the salt makes you buy more beer! Like all beans they are very easy to grow. Sow Mar-May. 100g
MIXED BASIL PACK
A specially selected mixture of green and red, from small leaf to large. Sow protected all year or seasonally Feb/Mar - Jul/Aug
MIXED COLOUR BEETROOT
By popular demand and new for 2013, mixed beetroots, white, golden and red. Sow spring and early summer.
MIXED COLOUR CARROTS
This pack contains white, orange and yellow carrot varieties. Sow from about Feb-Jun.
MIXED COLOUR RADISH
An interesting mixed colour pack of white, yellow, red and purple radishes. Sow in the Spring and early summer.
MIXED COLOUR SWISS CHAR
Mid-Early. An attractive mix of variety white, red and yellow Swiss chard. vigorous plant which are easy to grow producing large, meaty stalks with green leaves and pronounced veins. Sow from Feb to Sept.
OATS - AVENA
UK ONLY. Scatter the seeds in the spring and when they are ready, trash them to release the oats, dry, husk and use to make flour, rolled oats etc. Sow in the spring.
AKA the sugar plant used for centuries by native S.American Indians to sweeten their foods. Not passed in the UK by the Food Standards agency hence sold strictly as an ornamental.
Annual, mid-early. Plant 50cm tall producing numerous pods each containing 2-3 peanuts. Think of peanuts and I think of the deep American south along with cotton, but they can be grown easily at home and are in fact beans !! They will grow on the roots of the plant. Sow between 5-20cms in depth, alternating...
This indoor variety for the UK is of course a tropical plant and would be suited in a warm conservatory or a sunny windowsill. The peppercorns are the classic ingredient to make Steak in green peppercorn sauce, or dry them until they shrivel into black peppercorns for grinding. Sow all...
Edible Physalis producing small sweet, tart orange fruits. Classic to dip in chocolate and serve as petit-fours. PERUVIAN PHYSALIS – ALKEKENGI. Easy to grow, upright plant with light green foliage. Produces numerous round fruits which are found wrapped inside the classic paper ‘lantern’....
B32 - Corn for grinding into polenta. During Roman times, it was called Puls or Polentum and was made with grains, but when the first shipments of sweetcorn mais came from the new world into Venice, Polenta started to be made with this corn.