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Mr Fothergill’s new vegetables unveiled

Pepper (Hot) Devils Brew. Picture; Mr Fothergill's
Pepper (Hot) Devil's Brew. Picture; Mr Fothergill's

Turn up the heat or be cool as a cucumber

Be as hot or cool as you like with the pick of Mr Fothergill’s new vegetables for the 2020 season, from a searing chilli mix to supporting the Year of the Cucumber.

Hot pepper Mix Devil’s Brew

For the brave only, scorching hot pepper mix Devil’s Brew (£2.55 for 30 seeds). It is a bushy variety producing a traffic-light mix of yellow, green and red peppers.

A cayenne-type chilli with thin, pointed fruits about 8cm long, they start green and ripen to a beautiful eye-catching shade of red Damian, orange Kilian and yellow Kristian. Ideal for Asian-style cooking.

Cucumber Swing. Picture; Mr Fothergill's
Cucumber Swing F1. Picture; Mr Fothergill’s

Cucumber Swing F1

Supporting Fleuroselect’s Year of the Cucumber is Swing F1 (£2.55 for 5 seeds). It has all-female flowers for outdoor or greenhouse growing.

Fruits are 20cm long, have dark green shiny skin with juicy flesh. It is slightly spined, resistant to powdery mildew and grows well in unfavourable weather conditions.

Dill Nano. Picture; Johnsons
Dill Nano. Picture; Mr Fothergill’s

Dill Nano

An exciting dwarf Dill Nano (£2.15 for 200 seeds) is a perfect candidate for gardens with limited space, but also great for kitchen windowsills so it is always at hand when cooking.

It produces compact plants with deliciously aromatic leaves and any surplus can be dried or frozen.

Lambs Lettuce Vision. Picture; Mr Fothergill's
Lambs Lettuce Vision. Picture; Mr Fothergill’s

Lambs Lettuce Vision

A favourite in France and Italy, (£2.15 for 500 seeds) this variety has delicate and attractive leaves.

it is very tasty and easy to grow. Also known as corn salad, this plant is a great source of vitamin C and iron. Useable in salads as whole heads or single leaves, it’s very versatile.

For more details of Mr Fothergill’s new seeds visit here.

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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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