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Rob Smith veg range

Sweet Pepper Confetti from the Rob Smith range. Picture; Dobies
Sweet Pepper Confetti from the Rob Smith range. Picture; Dobies

Highlights from 2019’s new introductions

If you’re looking for veg with a difference, the Rob Smith range at Dobies has some interesting new varieties.

Rob’s made it his life’s work to find out-of-the-ordinary, classic and delicious varieties for home gardeners.

Pepper Confetti

This grafted pepper is as pretty as it is sweet. Variegated leaves and a gradually-changing colour make Confetti an eye-catching addition to your garden. The fruits ripen from green-striped to red, creating a real focal point.

Confetti is ideal for growing in small spaces, as it’s happy in containers, and doesn’t need support.

Order Super Plugs by the end of March for delivery mid-April and potted plants by late April for delivery mid-May; 3 super plugs £9.99, 1 potted plant £4.99, 3 potted plants £11.99, save £2.98.

Tomato Ruby Falls from the Rob Smith range. Picture; Dobies
Tomato Ruby Falls from the Rob Smith range. Picture; Dobies

Tomato Ruby Falls

Rob discovered Ruby Falls tomatoes at a specialist breeder last year. It produces slimmer and more compact columns than regular tomatoes, meaning you can get more plants closer together.

The trusses are held away from the plants, making picking easier and the deep red colour and green shoulders make them a beautiful addition to salads. The delicious taste intensifies when cooked.

Ruby Falls is available as super plugs from early April for delivery mid-April and as potted plants by early May for delivery late May; 3 super plugs £9.99, 1 potted plant £4.99, 3 potted plants £11.99 save £2.98.

Cucumber Merlin from the Rob Smith range. Picture; Dobies
Cucumber Merlin from the Rob Smith range. Picture; Dobies

Cucumber Merlin

Merlin is very heavy yielding and easy to grow. Part of Rob’s Grafted Veg range, Merlin will produce one or two delicious fruits at every node.

The plant doesn’t have seeds, so it won’t go bitter and can be grown in a tunnel or your greenhouse. Expect fruits between 12-15cm in size.

Order super plugs by the end of March for delivery mid-April and potted plants by late April for delivery mid-May; 3 super plugs £9.99, 1 potted plant £4.99, 3 potted plants £11.99 save £2.98.

For more information visit www.dobies.co.uk or call us 24/7 on 0844 967 0303.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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