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Seed List 2009

This is my list of the varieties to grow for 2009.  It takes years, a life time probably, to find the very best varieties to suit your growing location and the taste of the cook. I grow a large selection, in small amounts, trying new things and continuing with the crops that really work for us.  I really don’t think I will be able to pack this lot in but I am going to have a good go. I am supposed to be scalling back this year, as I won’t be able to spend so much time on the garden, but I just can’t help it so it will be interesting to see what makes it in and what produces well with less input from me.

Header seed list 2009

ALLIUMS Alliaceae

  • Onion, A.cepa Rossa Lunga Di Firenze / Red Torpedo*
  • Onion A.cepa Rossa di Milano (SS)
  • Onion A.cepa Rose de roscoff (SW)
  • Onion A.cepa Blanca de Lisboa 
  • Onion A.cepa Giugnese / Bianca di Maggio(F)
  • Onion A.cepa De Rebouillon (T)
  • Onion A.cepa Tonda Musona (F)
  • Onion A.cepa Banana Shallot 
  • Garlic A.Sativum Italian White (SS)
  • Garlic A.Sativum Asiatic Turban (SW)
  • Garlic A.Sativum Uzbek Turban (SW)
  • LeekA.porrum Bleu de Solaise (V)

BRASSICA Brassicaceae

  • Broccoli, Purple Sprouting B.oleracea Rudolph extra early *(O)
  • Broccoli, Purple Sprouting B.oleracea Late (O)
  • Broccoli, Purple Sprouting B.oleracea Early (O)
  • Broccoli B.oleracea Botrytis Cymosa Romanesco*
  • Brussels Sprouts B.oleracea Gemmifera Group Noisette
  • Cabbage, Savoy Ormskirk* (T)  B.oleracea capitata 
  • Kale B.oleracea Acephala Red Russian * (SW)
  • Kale B.oleracea Acephala  Cavolo Nero / Black Tuscan Kale*
  • Kale B.oleracea Acephala Georgia Southern Collard (HSL)
  • Kale Asparagus Kale (HSL)
  • Kale / Collard Greens B.oleracea Acephala Vates (SW)
  • Kohlrabi Purple Vienna (I)
  • Abyssinian Cabbage B.caranata Texsel (T)

BRASSICA, Oriental

  • Chinese Cabbage B.rapa var Pekinensis unknown var
  • Chinese Cabbage B.rapa var Pekinensis Michihli 
  • Pak Choi B.rapa var chinensis (K) aka Bok Choy
  • Pak Choi B.rapa var chinensis Canton Dwarf (SS)
  • Pak Choi B.rapa var chinensis Green Revolution (N) S
  • Rosette pak choi B.rapa var rosularis Tatsoi 
  • Mizuna (SS) B. rapa var japonica 
  • Vitamin Greens B. rapa (Narinosa group)


  • Sweetcorn Zea Mays Ashworth (RS)
  • Sweetcorn Zea Mays Golden Bantam

CUCURBITS Cucurbitaceae

  • Armenian Cucumber Cucumis melo var. flexuosus(SW) new
  • Cucumber Cucucmis sativus Bari (SW) new
  • Cucumber Cucucmis sativus  Burpless Tasty Green * (O)
  • Cucumber (Gherkin) Cucucmis sativus  Fin de Meaux (Tz/SS)
  • Courgette C. pepo Verte D’Italie* (G)
  • Squash, Summer C. pepo Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato Squash (RS)
  • Pumpkin C. maxima Blue Hubbard (SW)
  • Pumpkin C. maxima Uncle David’s Dakota Dessert squash (SW)
  • Pumpkin C. maxima Green Hokkaido* (FdM/SS)
  • Squash, Winter C. moschata. Butternut * (SS)
  • KiwanoAfrican horned cucumber Cucumis metuliferus (SW) new
  • Achocha Cyclanthera pedata (SW) new
  • Mexican Gherkin Melothria scabra (Eden)
  • Chayote Sechium edule (SS)
  • Karela / Bitter Gourd Momordica Charantia. new
  • Loofah Angled Luffa actangula new
  • Loofah Smooth / Sponge Loofah Luffa cylindrica (SW) new
  • Watermelon (Citrullus vulgaris) Kleckley’s Sweet (SW) new
  • Watermelon (Citrullus vulgaris) Cream of Saskatchewan (SW) new


  • Mâche (Valerianella locustaA Grosse Graine
  • Mâche (Valerianella locustaRonde Maraîchère
  • Mâche (Valerianella locustaCoquille de Louviers (V)
  • Rocket Feuille d’Olive (Eruca vesicaria subsp.sativa. Brassicaceae) 
  • Rocket Cultivated * (Eruca Sativa M.) 
  • Rocket Wild (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) 
  • Endive(Cichorium endiva) FriséeFin de Louviers(LeP)
  • Endive (Cichorium endiva) FriséeDe Meaux
  • Endive (Cichorium endiva) Scarole
  • Chicory, (Cichorium intybus) Witloof
  • Chicory, (Cichorium intybus) Rouge de Vérone Red radicchio(V)
  • Chicory, (Cichorium intybus) Variegata Di Chioggia Variegated Red radicchio (F)
  • Chicory(Cichorium intybus) Sugar Loaf (V)
  • Chicory, (Cichorium intybus) Catalogna Gigante Chioggia (F)
  • Spinach Spinacia oleracea Géant d’Hiver *
  • Chrysanthemum Greens Glebionis coronaria
  • Swiss Chard Beta vulgaris CiclaVerte a Carde Blanche*
  • Amaranth .Amaranthaceae new
  • Perilla, Green (Shiso) Perilla frustescens new

LETTUCE Lactuca sativa

Sow Lettuces for: Spring (Dec-Feb), Summer (March-May), Autumn (June-Aug), Winter (Sept-Nov)

  • Lettuce Corsair Cos spring/summer/autumn
  • Lettuce Brune D’Hiver Butterhead  Winter/Spring
  • Lettuce Rouge D’Hiver Romaine Winter/Spring
  • Lettuce Rougette de Montpellier butterhead Winter/spring
  • Lettuce Gloire de Dauphiné (Batavia) Winter
  • Lettuce Winter Density* (Cos) Winter/spring
  • Lettuce Verde D’Inverno (Cos) Autumn/Winter/spring
  • Lettuce Valdor (Butterhead) winter undercover/spring
  • Lettuce Sherwood (Cos)  Spring
  • Lettuce Regina dei Ghiacci* (Iceberg) spring/summer  Italian
  • Lettuce Reine des Glaces* ( Iceberg) spring/summer  French
  • Lettuce Paris Island Cos (Cos) spring/summer
  • Lettuce Sucrine (Romaine) summer
  • Lettuce Little Gem (Semi-Cos) summer
  • Lettuce Craquerelle du Midi (batavia) summer
  • Lettuce Laura (Batavia)  summer/autumn
  • Lettuce Soulie (butterhead)
  • Lettuce Rouge Grenobloise* (Batavian) autumn/winter
  • Lettuce Red Leprechaun (Romaine) autumn
  • Lettuce Green Salad Bowl, (Loose-leaf) all year
  • Lettuce Red Salad Bowl (Loose-leaf)  all year
  • Lettuce Lettuce Ubriacona (Loose-leaf)  all year
  • Lettuce Brunia,  (Loose-leaf)  all year
  • Mesclun Home made mix

LEGUMES Fabaceae / Leguminosae

  • Bean, BroadVicia Faba. Aquadulce Claudia (F)
  • Haricot Phaseolus vulgaris
  • Haricot  (Dwarf) Fin de Bagnols filet
  • Haricot  (Dwarf) Roi des Beurres / Kinghorn yellow beurre bean
  • Haricot (Dwarf) Maxidor *(SS) yellow beurre bean
  • Haricot  (Climbing) CosseViolette (G) purple
  • Haricot (Climbing) Buenos Aires flat podded green
  • Haricot (Climbing)Tarbais (K)  white shelling
  • Haricot (Climbing)True Red Cranberry shelling
  • Haricot (Climbing)Yin Yang / orca or Calypso bean shelling
  • Haricot (Climbing) Butterscotch Bean shelling
  • Bean, Snake / Yard LongVigna unguiculata sesquipedalis (F/SS) Undercover
  • Bean, Runner Phaseolus coccineus Scarlet Emperor (SS) Early
  • Bean (Runner) Phaseolus coccineus Meesher (HSL)
  • Pea Pisum sativum
  • Pea Duke of Albany Maincrop, Tall
  • Pea Alderman (SW)Maincrop, Tall
  • Pea Petit Provencal Early, H 45cm
  • Pea Purple Podded Pea Tall
  • Pea Mangetout Pisum sativum macrocarpon Sow Feb – April & July
  • Pea (snap) Sugar Ann (T) mid, H 65cm
  • Pea (snow) Mammoth Melting Sugar Tall
  • Pea (snow) Taiwan* Early, Tall
  • Pea (snow) Golden Sweet Yellow
  • Pea (snow) Norli (DO) H 60cm


  • Okra Abelmoschus esculentus Texas


  • Parsnip Pastinaca sativa  White Gem (T&M) medium length smooth
  • Parsnip Pastinaca sativa  Demi-Long de Guernsey (C)
  • Parsnip Pastinaca sativa Guernsey (HSL)
  • Carrot Daucus carota Nantaise (K) all year
  • Carrot Daucus carota John’s Purple (HSL)
  • Carrot Daucus carota Red Elephant (HSL)
  • Celeriac Apium graveolensvar.rapaceum Monarch (T&M)
  • Beetroot Boltardy* (O) main summer crop
  • Beetroot Rouge Crapaudine (K) Autumn-winter crop
  • Beetroot Golden Detroit (O) Yellow
  • Beetroot Lutz Winterkeeper winter crop & store
  • Fennel Foeniculum vulgare de Parma Sel Prado (F) autumn & winter crop
  • Turnip Brassica rapa var. rapa Rave D’Auvergne autumn & winter crop
  • Radish Raphanus Sativus French Breakfast 
  • Radish Raphanus Sativus Daikon (mooli) (SW) autumn & winter crop

SOLANUMS Soloanaceae

AUBERGINES Solanum Melongena.

  • Szechuan *(HSL/SS)
  • Thai Long Green (RS) long pale green
  • Vkus Gribov (SW) (Taste of Mushroom) white
  • Thai Round (SW) white / green
  • Black Beauty (T&M) classic club shaped dark purple
  • Skorospelij small fing er size purple

PEPPERS Capsicum

PEPPERS Sweet & Mild C.Annuum

  • Doux D’Espagne/ Spanish Mammoth*
  • Lipstick (SW)
  • Red Pimento (SW)
  • Yellow Cornos (SW)
  • Nardello (HSL/SS)
  • Californian Wonder (Orange bell) (SS)
  • Golden Tranquility (yellow bell) (SW)

PEPPERS Medium for pickling & Paprika C.Annuum

    • Pimientos Piquillo (SW)
    • Romanian Antohi (RL)
    • Pimientos de Padrón Spain
    • Golden Greek Pepperoncini? (SS)
    • Pepperoncini (K)
    • Ancho 101 (SW) poor germ
    • Lombardo (F)


      • Aci Sivri C.annuum. (SW) Turkish
      • Amarillo C.Baccatum (MS)  Heat 7-8/10
      • Bob’s Black Sea Chilli C.annuum.(SW)
      • Cayenne (SS) Heat 7-8/10
      • Ciligia Piccante/Satan’s Kiss C.Annuum Heat 1/10
      • Chile De Arbol Heat 6-7/10 (SW) New seeds 2009
      • Chiletepin orTepin C.Annuum var. glabriusculum Heat 8/10 Mexico
      • Cyclon C.Annuum (SW)  Poland
      • D’Espelette C.Annuum Heat 3-4/10 French Basque
      • Exploding Ember C.Annuum (SW/SS)
      • Fish Pepper C.Annuum (SW) Heat 10/10
      • Guindilla C.Annuum (Mar) Heat 3-4/10 Spain
      • Grandpa’s Home Pepper C.Annuum (SS) Siberia
      • Habanero, Peach C.Chinense Hot
      • Habanero, Red (Mar) C.Chinense Heat 10/10
      • Holy Mole C.Annuum (SW) Pasilla type  F1
      • Hungarian Death C.Annuum (AH/SW) Hungary, Very Hot
      • India Goat Horn C.Annuum (SW)
      • Jalapeño Conchos C.Annuum (SW/SS) Heat 4/10
      • Jalapeño C.Annuum (SW) new seeds 2009
      • Kashmiri 2009 C.Annuum (MS) Heat 7/10 market pepper
      • Lemon Drop . Heat 8/10 (K/SS)
      • Maroccan Green Hot C.Annuum (Mar)
      • Oriental Red C.Annuum (Mar) mild
      • Pasilla (k) C.Annuum Mexico Heat 1/10 poor germ but got 1 to germinate
      • Rocoto Red C.Pubescens (SW) Peru
      • Rotoco, Alberto C.Pubescens (SW)
      • Santaka C.Annuum (SW) Japan Heat 8/10
      • Scotch Bonnet, yellow C.Chinense (PC) Caribbean
      • Serrano C.Annuum (SW) Heat 5/10
      • Tabasco C.Frutescens (Tz) Louisianna Heat 8/10
      • Thai Red C.Annuum (Mar/SS) Heat Level 8-9

PHYSALIS Solanaceae
Sow undercover 6-8 weeks before last frost, can take up to 3 weeks to germinate, plant out mid spring – early summer or sow direct.

      • Ground Cherry/Physalis (Physalis Pubescens) Goldie (K) (SS) height of 30-40cm
      • Ground Cherry/Physalis (Physalis Peruviana) Golden Berry Height 50-100cm
      • Physalis (Physalis  ????) A Gout de Prune S: Mar-April (PdC) said to taste like plums.
      • Tomatillo, Purple Physalis philadelphicafor mexican savory sauces

TOMATOES (Solanum lycopersicum) Lycopersicon esculentum
Sow in Heat March-April or Direct May Transplant after last frost

      • Tomato Cyril’s Choice (HSL)
      • Tomato Greek (HSL)
      • Tomato Double Rich*  (K)(SS) red beefsteak
      • Tomato Cuostralee (K)(SS) red beefsteak
      • Tomato Ananas/ Pineapple yellow/red beefsteak
      • Tomato Emerald Evergreen green beefsteak.
      • Tomato Green Zebra (HSL/SS) small yellow/green stripe
      • Tomato Black Zebra (Mar) small black/red stripe
      • Tomato Tigerella (SW) small yellow/red stripe
      • Tomato Zuchero (B&Q)small plum
      • Tomato Yellow Pear (SW)
      • Tomato Noir De Crimée *(V/SS)black
      • Tomato Spanish Black (Mar)
      • Tomato Kumato (Mar) black
      • Tomato Caro Rich* (K/SS) orange
      • Tomato Eva’s Purple Ball (SW/SS) pink/purple
      • Tomato White Rabbit (K)(SS) white cherry
      • Tomato Brown Berry (SW) brown cherry
      • Tomato Black Cherry (K/SS) brown cherry
      • Tomato Peacevine (HSL/SS) red cherry
      • Tomato Roma V.F. determinate paste
      • Tomato San Marzano*  paste
      • Tomato Cornu des Andes* paste

I am hoping to start a perennial garden; taking the form of a forest that willl mirror nature and contain plants that self-seed or produce a crop year after year. 

      • Asparagus Asparagus officinalis
      • Sunchoke /Jerusalem Artichoke Helianthus tuberosus. Asteraceae
      • Cardoon Cynara cardunculus.Asteraceae Plein Blanc Enerme S (March-April)-May H Sept-Dec
      • Welsh Onion Allium fistulosum perennial
      • Tree Onion Allium cepa proliferum Amish (SW) perennial
      • Tree Onion Allium cepa proliferum Egyptian Walking Onion (SW) perennial
      • Garlic Chives Allium 
      • Sorrel Rumex Scutatus perennial   (O)


Those marked with a * are my favourite varieties ones I will always grow because they produce well and are valued in my kitchen. 
Sow TP Transplant P Plant  H Harvest
Seed Source Code
(SS) self saved (SW)Seed Swap (K) Kokopelli (HSL) Heritage Seed Library (F) Franchi Seeds (V)Vilmorin (DO) Duchy Originals (O) Organic Seed Catalogue (T) Tuckers Seeds (RS) Real Seeds (N) Nicky’s Seeds (PC) Potager d’un Curieux (Eden) The Eden Project (LeP) Le Paysan  (Tz) Tezier (C) Caillard(AH) Amish Heirloom Seeds (Mar) saved from a market fruit
Thanks to seed swappers:  David at Piglets Plots, Patrick at Bifurcated Carrots,Christina at A thinking Stomach,  Sharon at Mustard Plaster ,  James at Growing Groceries, Matron at Down on the Allotment , Cindy in Texas, Anslem in Spain, Teleri from Olives and Artichokes, Bob in Tasmania, Søren from In The Toad’s Garden

NB Seeds Removed from list
I’ve had a problem with some of the seeds I’ve received in swaps and through Kokopelli members sharing scheme. The problem has been one of poor viability, I have a load of poor seeds particularly capsicums, old or not stored properly whatever they just won’t germinate so I’ve finally given up on them and removed them from the list after one last go with them last month. 
Sweet Cherry
(K), Ancho San Luis (SW), Anaheim TMR 23 (SW), Cascabella (SW), Chile De Arbol (SW) 2008, Jalapeño C.Annuum (SW) 2008 came from Tesco peppers I believe no germination Pasilla Bajio C.Annuum (SW), Trinidad Seasoning C.Chinense (SW) poor germ last year, weak plants produced no fruit this year no germination from remaining seeds.

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