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The Eden Project and Franchi Seeds have teamed up to produce a fabulous new seed range inspired by plants in the Eden Project’s Mediterranean Biome. All have a 15-year track record of successful year-on-year growth in the UK .
In the heart of the Biome, Eden’s top-rated Mediterranean Terrace restaurant is surrounded by herb s and vegetables grown from Franchi Seeds.

This new regional range has been carefully developed with the Eden Project and comprises gardeners’ favourites complemented by some new, unique and hard to find traditional varieties.

The range contains seeds that can be sown in summer and autumn as well as spring and the varieties will appeal to new and experienced gardeners alike and will also make a perfect gift .

The Eden Project, an educational charity and social enterprise, helps to connect us with each other and the living world. In this "Living Theatre of Plants & People", Eden creates gardens, exhibitions, events, experiences and projects that explore how people can work together and with nature towards a better future.
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Artichoke ‘Violet de Provence’ - Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus
Provence is famous for its artichokes, yet during Roman times they didn't exist. They were bred in the 16th century from the wild cardoon. Today going to Provence and not eating artichokes is like going...
Basil ‘Classico Tigullio’ - Ocimum basilicum Also Ideal for Indoor Gardening S..
This is true Ligurian basil from near Portofino, Italy. It is highly perfumed, and traditionally used to make pesto Genovese which is served with trofie pasta, or eaten simply on warm, artisan bread. All...
Beef Tomato ‘Red Pear Franchi’ - Solanum lycopersicum
This is one of Franchis own cultivars from the hilly countryside of Bergamo. It is large, sweet, succulent, and a prolific fruiter one of the best beef tomatoes around. Slice with local creamy Taleggio...
Borlotto Bean ‘Saluggia’ - Endangered Variety* dating from at least 1535
This bean is on the Slow Food 'Ark of Taste' which means that it is endangered. By using Franchi seeds, you are supporting Biodiversity
Calendula ‘Doppia Fiesta’ - Calendula officinalis
This vibrant mix of colours certainly lives up to its name, providing a kaleidoscope of oranges, yellows, reds and creams with contrasting centres. Traditionally, in Italy and Spain, the marigold was used...
Cavolo Nero Kale ‘Nero Di Toscana’ - Brassica oleracea L *RHS AGM Winner 14/3/16
Cavolo nero is a regional vegetable of Tuscany. Probably more Cavolo nero kale is grown in the UK than in Italy because of Thomas Cook, who took travellers on the Grand Tour through Tuscany in Victorian...
Chick Pea ‘Principe’ - Cicer arietinum
Chickpeas make very attractive plants, with feathery foliage and pretty veined flowers, followed by pods containing 2 fresh chickpeas which can be used in a variety of Tuscan recipes. Try Tuscan soup with...
Chilli Pepper Pimiento de ‘Padron’ - Capsicum annuum
In Galicia, Spain, padron chillies are thrown into a pan, tossed in hot olive oil until they blister, sprinkled with sea salt and served as tapas. They are superior quality and meaty, with an unrivalled...
Courgette ‘Striato Di Napoli’ Cucurbita pepo
This highly prized and productive zucchini variety often produces over 5kg of stripy fruits per plant. The fruits are full of flavour, and if left on the plant make great marrows too. Courgette flowers...
Food Dryer Seccatutto GHIBLI By Novital *UK ONLY*
Dryer par excellence! It replaces the function of the sun in order to dry mushrooms, fruit, vegetables, pasta and any other type of food without being bound by weather conditions. The particular heating...
Friarielli Broccoli ‘Spigariello - Brassica olearacea Lcv
This 'broccoletti' is one of the most highly prized vegetables in Italy. Its a leafy green rather than the broccoli flowers and regrows after cutting. Neapolitans simply revere it, and use it with olives...
Greek Basil ‘A Palla’ - Ocimum basilicum
This type of basil is used throughout the Mediterranean, having been brought from the East by travellers many centuries ago. Hippocrates believed basil was beneficial to the heart. Greek basil has a tight,...
Green French Bean ‘Ferrari’ - Phaseolus vulgaris
This early variety of French bean is a fast grower, hence the name! It is stringless, tender, juicy and nutritious, and matures over a short period, making it one of the best varieties on the market for...
Lavender ‘Vera’ - Lavandula angustifolia
The gorgeous scent and colour of lavender flowers make it one of the most relaxing, evocative plants in the garden. Lavender attracts butterflies and bees lavender honey is delicious. In Italy and all...
Lentils ‘Lenticchia’ - Lens culinaris
Lentils are one of the oldest domesticated crops, originating in the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean around 8,000 years ago. The Romans called them lens (now the scientific name) because of their...
Margherita ‘Giant Daisy’ Leucanthemum vulgare
This classic tall white daisy is found throughout Europe and western Asia, and is one of summers real delights. It is a very versatile garden plant. Grow it in sunny borders, in lawns, under trees, or...
Mixed Mediterranean Carrots Orange/Purple/Yellow - Daucus carota
The carrot is considered to be one of the holy trinity of Italian cooking (onion, celery and carrot). Jaune de Doubs is a yellow carrot once used to feed livestock, but now prized for its flavour. The...
Parsley ‘Gigante Di Napoli’ - Petroselium crispum miller
This is simply the best of all the parsleys, really tasty, with huge leaves, a gastronomic delight, typical of the Naples region. Parsley is one of the staples of Italian cuisine, and has many uses in...
Pea ‘Petit De Provence’ - Pisum sativum
This top quality petit pois from Provence has intense colour and real sweetness. They are superb on their own and in dishes like the Venetian risi e bisi which is a risotto made with cooked peas and diced...
Plum Tomato San Marzano ‘Scatolone Di Bolsena’ - Solanum lycopersicum
San Marzano, a town near Naples, is famous for its plum tomatoes. This variety is a superb cordon-type tomato from Bolsena in Lazio (near Rome) with an excellent flavour and good size which stores well....
Poppy ‘Rhoeas Semplice Rosso’ - Papaver rhoeas
The red poppy is found in profusion all over Europe and North Africa. In U.K it became a symbol of remembrance after World War 1. Incidentally in France it is La Bluette (the corn flower) and in Italy...
Pumpkin ‘Moscade De Provence’ Cucurbita maxima D
You can drive past fields of Moscade in Provence. This much-loved variety doesnt grow too large and resists cold. It has the depth of flavour your would expect from a regional heirloom variety. The fruits...
Radicchio with Blue Chicory Flower ‘di Treviso’ - Cichorium intybus
With its tall stature and clusters of bright blue flowers, chicory makes a beautiful garden plant. Treviso chicory is also delicious to eat (if you sow from July to September for harvesting the leaves...
Red Onion ‘Tropea Rossa Lunga’ - Allium cepa
as seen on the Hairy Bikers 4/1/18 This is probably the most famous onion in Italy. The area it comes from is perfect for onion cultivation, and it is said that Tropea onions are so mild that they can...
Romaine Lettuce ‘Bionda Colloseo’ - Lactuca sativa
These crunchy, upright lettuces are the mainstay of summer salads in Rome. They are the hallmark of Caesar Salad', invented by the Italian-American Cesare Cardini, with its creamy trademark dressing made...
Spinach ‘Merlo Nero Astigiana’ - Spinacia oleracea
This variety is typical of the alpine region of Italy in Piemonte. Spinach is not considered to be Italian, like the tomato or basil, but Italians love it and use it with ricotta, to make ravioli and cannelloni...
Squash ‘Serpente Di Sicilia’- Lagenaria vulgaris S.
Sicilian snakes, known as cucuzz in America from its local Sicilian name, has fruits that can grow up to 2m long. It is also a climber, and would climb all over you if you stood still long enough! It is...
Sunflower ‘Alto Giallo’ Helianthus annuus
In Tuscany youll find field after field of brilliant yellow sunflowers, swaying in the summer breeze, framed by rows of Italian cypress and olive groves. Sunflowers are the flowers of summer, loved by...
Swiss Chard ‘Liscia Barese’ - Beta vulgaris L
Chard is used throughout Italy where it is highly prized due to its reliability, ease of cultivation and flavour. Harvest it by cutting and new shoots will spring up. Chard makes a great tart filling along...
Tall Mallow ‘Malva Sylvestris’ - Malvia sylvestris
This beautiful Mediterranean plant grows to a metre tall and carries a profusion of bright mauve-purple flowers marked with dark veins. The flowers can last from April to October, making it a great plant...
The Sensitive Plant - Mimosa pudica
This plant, found growing in Southern Italy, actually moves. Its difficult to resist gently touching the leaves and watching them fold up in front of your very eyes. Its thought the plant does this to...
Tuscan Salad Mix - Lactuca sativa
One pack of this delicious mix of the very best Tuscany lettuce makes the equivalent of about 50 salad bags. Lettuce was originally cultivated by the ancient Egyptians. First a wild plant, it was initially...
Wild Rocket ‘Foglia D’ulivo’ - Diplotaxis tenuifolia Olive leaf rocket
The leaves, which resemble olive leaves (hence the Italian name), have the strength and flavour of wild rocket and the meatiness of cultivated! Rocket is used in every region of Italy and across the Mediterranean...
X Power Soluble Fertiliser for Peas, Broad beans, Chickpeas and beans NPK 7:6:19
A complete fertiliser which has been formulate to provide the correct nutrition from germination and root formulation of your ornamental flowering plants. The addition of vegetable extracts enhances growth...