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New plants from Suttons and the Organic Gardening Catalogue

Reisetomate. Picture; Suttons
Reisetomate. Picture; Suttons

From tomatoes to cacti seeds

More new plants unveiled to the gardening press at the Garden Press Event – this time from Suttons and The Organic Gardening Catalogue. I’ll be trialling the Reisetomate tomato – looks fascinating!

Reisetomate

Here’s an unusual new tomato from The Organic Gardening Catalogue – Reisetomate. Each fruit looks like a group of cherry tomatoes stuck together and each one can be picked individually so you can snack as you go (the German name means ‘traveller’s tomato’). It’s a cordon variety with tangy fruits, best suited to greenhouse growing.

Tomato (Organic) Seeds, packet content 15 seeds, £2.99, www.organiccatalogue.com.

Pop In Tomato. Picture; Organic Gardening Catalogue
Pop In Tomato. Picture; Organic Gardening Catalogue

Tomato Pop-In

A prolific producer of red, plum-shaped tomatoes that are sweet with a slight sharpness and so named because they easily ‘pop-in’ to the mouth!

Each plant produces three or four heavy trusses which form a ‘skirt’ around the plant with about 100 fruit. Suitable for growing outside and under glass.

Tomato Plants – Pop-In, 3 Super Plugs, £9.99, www.organiccatalogue.com.

Leycesteria Little Lanterns. Picture; Suttons
Leycesteria Little Lanterns. Picture; Suttons

Leycesteria Little Lanterns

This compact version of the much bigger Golden Lanterns will light up your garden with its bright yellow-green leaves from July to September. It grows to just 1.5m, so it is suitable for smaller gardens. There are masses of attractive white flowers with purple bracts – a lovely sight and a great way to end the season.

Leycesteria Little Lanterns, 1 x 3ltr potted plant, £14.99, www.suttons.co.uk.
Jacaranda Bonsai Blue. Picture; Suttons
Jacaranda Bonsai Blue. Picture; Suttons

Jacaranda Bonsai Blue

This is the first dwarf Jacaranda with light green, fern-like foliage and large clusters of purple, tubular flowers, creating an unexpected contrast.

Flowering from late spring to early summer, Jacaranda Bonsai Blue’s rounded habit and dwarf size make it easy to care for. It takes well to pruning and is heat and drought tolerant. Bonsai Blue is great in a patio plant so it can be brought in for the winter.

Jacaranda Bonsai Blue, 1 x 15cm potted plant, £25.99, www.suttons.co.uk.
Chilli Carolina Reaper. Picture; Suttons
Chilli Carolina Reaper. Picture; Suttons

Chilli Carolina Reaper

The world’s hottest chilli as rated by the Guinness Book of Records, measuring 2.2million Scoville units! Bred in South Carolina by crossing a ghost chilli with a Habanero.

Handle with care as each viciously hot pepper has a fruity, cinnamon/chocolate taste before the mind-blowing heat kicks in. Good advice – dip the chilli into dishes and take it out so the heat isn’t overpowering.

Chilli Pepper Plant – Carolina Reaper, 1 x 10cm potted plant, £4.99, www.suttons.co.uk.
Urban Cactus Collection. Picture; Suttons
Urban Cactus Collection. Picture; Suttons

Urban Cactus Collection

Create a modern look by growing this collection of differently shaped cacti from seed.

Ideal to grow in lots of different containers and perfect for a sunny windowsill where regular houseplants would struggle.

In the new Houseplant Range, grow something a bit different straight from seed, including a Barista Coffee Plant and more!

Houseplant Seeds – Urban Cactus Collection, approximately 100 seeds, £3.99, www.suttons.co.uk.
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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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