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 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.
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
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.