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  • ULTIMATE varieties

    Hi,

    I have been trawling the forum to find a thread about the very best varieties of anything. I want peoples recommendations on those varieties that you just couldn't do without. Not just ones that did well or tasted nice.

    Probably limited to one or 2 per grower....What are the Ultimate Varieties that you just have to grow each year, might not be glamorous but always on the list!!

    I particularly like Masterpiece Green Longpod for Broad Beans. Although I enjoy podding Beans, its good to get loads in a pod and I like the taste and they grow well consistently.

    Also Sarpo Mira spuds. Always produce a good number of go sized tubers, helped by the blight resistance, but I think they taste good too.

    I know everyone will have their own favourites, and possibly not like others choices, so just shout out your favourites....
    The more help a man has in his garden, the less it belongs to him.
    William M. Davies

  • #2
    Bijou mangetout ' cos they're big and easy to grow and pick.

    Gardener's Delight tomato - cheap as chips but, to me, they taste how a tomato should taste - maybe because its the first one I ever grew.
    A Chicken walks with small steps. Be more Chicken
    https://gardenchicken.blogspot.com/
    @realveggiechicken

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    • #3
      I will always grow at least one or two gardeners delight and black icicle for toms and a lemon drop chilli plant.

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      • #4
        Golden Acre cabbages...my favourite summer variety
        Mod with attitude!

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        • #5
          Can't have a season without shirley tomatoes or jalapeno peppers.

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          • #6
            Hispi for early summer/til autumn cabbage and Alderman peas..... sneaking in a cheeky third choice - White Lady runner beans

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            • #7
              Tomatoe Tumbling Tom, Courgette Rugosa Friuliana, Chilli Bulgarian Carrot

              sorry I didn't stick to just two
              Last edited by chillithyme; 29-08-2018, 04:15 PM.

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              • #8
                Summer Cider Tomato and Blue Lake Climbing French beans

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                • #9
                  Maskotka tomatoes, Greensleeves Spring cabbage, and Earlibird sweetcorn.
                  He-Pep!

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                  • #10
                    Charlotte potatoes and Golden Acre cabbages.
                    My gardening blog: In Spades, last update 30th April 2018.
                    Chrysanthemum notes page here.

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                    • #11
                      Small sugar pumpkin
                      golden acre cabbage
                      red drumhead cabbage
                      Dorset Naga


                      I've never been good at counting!
                      https://m.facebook.com/Isle-of-Mull-...9854614879285/

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                      • #12
                        Black cherry Toms
                        Charlotte potatoes

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                        • #13
                          Hurst Greenshaft peas
                          Sturon onions
                          Nantes Frubund carrots
                          A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP. - Leonard Nimoy

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                          • #14
                            Another vote for Gardener's Delight.

                            And Figueres onions.
                            Living in north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep.

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                            • #15
                              Sungold tomatoes.
                              Jalapeno chilli peppers.

                              And when your back stops aching,
                              And your hands begin to harden.
                              You will find yourself a partner,
                              In the glory of the garden.

                              Rudyard Kipling.sigpic

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