…and Taste the Difference! We are big on fruit, veg & herbs. Using quality growers to help supplement an ever increasing demand for fruit, veg & herbs we will have something to offer throughout the seasons. This year we grew 19 varieties of Raspberry! We will also have Tayberry, Mulberry, Grape, Blueberry, tasty Lonicera, currants, Gooseberry, Loganberry, Cranberry, Gojiberry, Chokeberry as well as one or two hard to find products.
Top fruit includes a wide and slightly unusual range of apples, pears, gages, damsons, fig, mulberry, filbert, cherry, Mirabelle etc.
We open our order book, mainly for fruit & ornamental trees in July, delivery will be sometime in November, so if you are needing just one tree or a whole orchard please come and discuss your requirements.
As for the herbs, well we cannot get enough! This year we have had Stevia (the sugar plant – no calories!), Samphire – great with fish!, a mushroom herb said to be good in stews!
Veg, well what can you say? More and more of us are realising the benefits of growing your own, whether your have several acres or just a balcony you cannot beat the taste of fresh, home grown veg! Our seed ranges are full of tasty, sometimes unusual veg and the young plants we sell will provide you with tasty meal time treats throughout the year!
|Veg shouldn’t just be green, lots of rainbow colours to brighten up your plate!|
|All types of Brassica’s to fill your allotment!|
|Wouldn’t eat these as a child, but now….pan fried in butter with bacon, served on toast Mmmm!|
|Whatever their colour they still taste of carrot!|
|A veg. plot without Runner beans, surely not?! And don’t just grow the green ones!|
|Courgettes, Marrow, Cucumber, Pumpkin all make for a good, hearty meal!|
Up to 19 varieties of Raspberry available including golden fruits.
All the favourite flavours plus Alpine Strawberries, plus some lovely pink flowers as well! Remember to invest in some Strulch!
Honeyberry can be for you. High in vitamins, they are also said to contain up to 5 times more antioxidants than blueberries!
Honeyberries taste gorgeous too! Fruits start appearing from approximately late June each year.
Honeyberries are extremely hardy and have excellent drought resistance: they are also perfectly happy in normal soil
Blueberries, easy to grow and a firm favourite with the grandchildren! Grown best in pots in Ericaceous compost.
|Logan & Tay Berrries
Tayberry is a cross between a blackberry and a red raspberry, and named after the river Tay in Scotland.
The fruit is sweeter, much larger, and more aromatic than that of the loganberry, itself a blackberry and red raspberry cross. The tayberry is grown for its edible fruits which can be eaten raw or cooked. As a domestic crop, this plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
Gooseberry recipes are a quintessential summer treat: Try gooseberry purée with mackerel or roast pork. Or pair them with elderflower for delicious gooseberry pies, tarts and crumbles. The high pectin content in the fruit, makes an ideal gooseberry jam.
A ‘new’ herb from South America, it is so sweet and looks like replacing sugar, best of all it has no calories!
This one is our fastest seller, top chefs are raving about how it enhances a fish dish, you have to be quick to get this one!
This has a mild mushroom taste and is good for stews & soups
A bit of a rarity and we all know who used this in the past!
Purple basil is less common than its traditional green counterpart, but with an uplifting, punchy flavour and its rich, show stopping colour, a good alternative!
Give it full sun and don’t overwater! Also avoid over-fertilizing. Too much fertilizer will result in a lot of growth, but less flavour.
Franchi Seeds are the oldest family run seed company in the world, we specialise in “Italy from the Seed to the plate”. We are passionate about the provenance and regionality of everything we sell. We were found to be the most ethical major packet seed brand by Ethical Consumer Magazine 26/2/16, we’re Vegetarian Society Vegan approved, Slow Food UK approved and multiple RHS medal winners. We stock Vegan, Gluten Free, Organic, Regional, Natural and Italian Wholefood products.