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Golden Line
A range of premium products from Franchi launched in 2006, many of which are exclusive to Seeds of Italy. Products of particular interest, highly selected seed, locally produced seed in some cases. As a result, some of the seed quantities with the chilli's are less than you would normally expect with a regular Franchi pack, but only because the seed is rare because it is only locally produced and hence can only be given in limited quantities. For instance, out of 12 chilli's half are Italian and 9 in total are traditional, genuine European vareities.

Some of the varieties are very hard to get or highly sought after and we may have limited stocks and we have new varieties added each year. Keep a look out this year for Stevia, mixed colour beetroots, bayam, the African horned melon and many more. Happy hunting
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AGRETTI / ROSCANO /BARBA DI FRATE -UK ONLY
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...
£4.99
ARABICA COFFEE
ARABICA COFFEE
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.
£4.99
AUBERGINE PIANTA DEL UOVO
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...
£2.99
BARLEY - ORZO
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.
£4.99
BASIL AL LIMONE
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.
£2.49
BASIL ALLA CANNELLA
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
£2.49
BASIL BASCURO A PALLA VERDE SCURO
BASIL BASCURO A PALLA VERDE SCURO
Mid/early. Easy to grow dark green bush variety with hightly 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.
£2.49
BASIL LARGO DOLCE PER VASI
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.......
£2.49
BASIL RED RUBIN
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.
£2.49
BASIL THAI SIAM
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.
£2.49
BASIL THAI SIAM
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.
£2.49
BASIL TIGULLIO FROM LIGURIA
BASIL TIGULLIO FROM LIGURIA
Real Ligurian Basil from near Portofino and traditionally used to make Pesto Genovese. Sow in spring and summer.
£2.49
BAYAM EDIBLE AMARANTHUS
BAYAM EDIBLE AMARANTHUS
Tender leaves used in Indian cooking but also in stir fries and soup. Sow in spring, resists heat.
£2.49
BROOM - SAGGINA
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.
£3.99
BUTTERNUT SQUASH LISCIA
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.
£2.49
CHICKPEA PRINCIPE
CHICKPEA PRINCIPE
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!
£4.99
COURGETTE DA FIORE TOSCANA
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...
£2.99
FARRO SPELT
FARRO SPELT
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.
£4.99
GARLIC CHIVES
GARLIC CHIVES
Long season, easy to grow, versatile in the kitchen and excellent for making quick garlic butter and seasoning meat, fish and potato salad.
£2.99
GL POPCORN MAIS BOX
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...
£2.99
KIWANO AKA JELLY MELON OR AFRICAN HORNED MELON
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.
£3.99
KIWI FRUIT
KIWI FRUIT
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...
£3.99
LENTILS for planting - UK ONLY
LENTILS for planting - UK ONLY
Sow Mar-Jul. Prefer a cool climate and dry soil. Sow 4-5 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.
£3.99
LUFFA / LOOFAH
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.
£2.99
LUPINI BEANS
LUPINI BEANS
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
£4.99
MIXED BASIL PACK
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
£2.49
MIXED COLOUR BEETROOT
MIXED COLOUR BEETROOT
By popular demand and new for 2013, mixed beetroots, white, golden and red. Sow spring and early summer
£2.49
MIXED COLOUR CARROTS
MIXED COLOUR CARROTS
This pack contains white, orange and yellow carrot varieties. Sow from about Feb-Jun.
£2.49
MIXED COLOUR RADISH
MIXED COLOUR RADISH
An interesting mixed colour pack of white, yellow, red and purple radishes. Sow in the Spring and early summer.
£2.49
OATS - AVENA
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
£4.99
ORNAMENTAL STEVIA
ORNAMENTAL STEVIA
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.
£2.99
PEANUT SOMALA
PEANUT SOMALA
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...
£4.99
PEPPERCORNS
PEPPERCORNS
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...
£4.99
PHYSALIS ALKEKENGHI
PHYSALIS ALKEKENGHI
Edible Physalis producing small sweet, tart orange fruits. Classic to dip in chocolate and serve as petit-fours. PERUVIAN PHYSALIS – ALKEKENGIEasy to grow, upright plant with light green foliage. Produces numerous round fruits which are found wrapped inside the classic paper ‘lantern’....
£3.99
POLENTA MAIS
POLENTA MAIS
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. Dry the cobs,
£2.49
PUMPKIN "ZUCCA DA MARMELLATA"
PUMPKIN "ZUCCA DA MARMELLATA"
Jam Pumpkins are grown extensively in Italy and are used soley for making jam, a job for which normal pumpkin varieties are unsuitable. Sow from Feb-Jun and harvest from the end of the summer and into the autumn. Mid/Early. Vigorous plant of good production forming round fruits squashed at their poles....
£2.49
PUMPKIN AMERICANA TONDA GL
PUMPKIN AMERICANA TONDA GL
Mid early. Luxurious foliage, productive plant with round,ribbed orange fruits. Consistant wth thin skin with a yellow-orange flesh, delicate taste and a good storer. @15.
£2.49
PUMPKIN ATLANTIC GIANT
PUMPKIN ATLANTIC GIANT
The Big Mamma of pumpkins. American variety. Lush foliage and the largest pumpkins. Sow in Early spring and feed them as they are very hungry.
£2.49
PUMPKIN GIALLA QUINTALE GL
PUMPKIN GIALLA QUINTALE GL
Mid-late. 'Tonne'. Can get extremely big. Orange skin. @12. Sow Apr-end Jun.
£2.49
PUMPKIN HALLOWEEN
PUMPKIN HALLOWEEN
Classic pumpkin for Halloween, right size and shape for cutting. @15. Sow Feb-may
£2.49
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