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Unusual Edibles

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  • Akebia quinata

    £8.80

    Chocolate vine. A climber form China and Japan, growing up to 10 m (32 ft) high; semi-evergreen with fragrant flowers. The seed pods it produces in good summers contain a delicious chocolate-like edible pulp, while the young shoots are edible raw or pickled. Leaves are used to make a tea. Stems are sometimes used for basketry. Prefers a sunny site; hardy to -23°C.

    1 In stock.


  • Prunus cerasifera

    £2.50

    Cherry plum. Seedling cherry plum trees make a good large windbreak (6-8m high) and you’ll get some nice fruits too especially on the inner less exposed sides.40-60cm bare root.

    71 In stock.


  • Rubus odoratus

    £6.00

    Thimbleberry. Suckering thornless shrub to 2m high with large leaves for sun or part shade and well drained soil. Has edible fruits of good flavour.

    13 In stock.


  • Rosa rugosa bare root

    £2.00

    Apple rose. A very hardy and disease resistant rose, making a bush 1.5-2 m high, slightly spreading. One of the very best for rose hips, which are huge – 25-30 mm across, round, and very good for processing. Flowers are nice in salads etc. Good in hedges too.

    9 In stock.


  • Allium chinense

    £6.00

    Rakkyo. Widely cultivated in Asia for its edible leaves (chive-like), flowers and bulbs which can reach a good size. Can be kept as a perennial and divided every few years.

    1 In stock.


  • Allium tuberosum

    £5.00

    Garlic chives, Chinese chives. Chinese perennial growing to 50 cm (20”) high which needs a sunny site. Well known for its edible leaves with a garlic flavour; also edible are the bulbs, seeds and flowers. Also used medicinally. Bees like the flowers. Hardy to -15°C.

    26 In stock.


  • Dioscorea japonica – aerial tubers

    £4.00

    Japanese yam. A twining perennial climber. Produces starchy edible tubers and aerial tubers too. Supplied as 4 aerial tubers.

    5 In stock.


  • Mentha suaveolens

    £5.00

    Apple mint, Round-leaved mint. Another vigorous mint from Europe, this one a spreading perennial growing 1 m (3 ft) high which likes a moist soil and sun or part shade; hardy to -20°C. Leaves are used for flavouring, bees love the flowers, and forms a ground cover.

    13 In stock.


  • Rumex acetosa Large Leaved

    £5.00

    Sorrel. A hardy perennial with excellent lemony leaves to use in salads or cooking.

    34 In stock.


  • Rumex scutatus

    £5.00

    Buckler-leaved sorrel, French sorrel, Garden sorrel. Probably the nicest edible member of the Rumex family, this well known sorrel forms a fair ground cover, growing 30 cm (1 ft) high and self-seeding itself around the garden. It is unfussy about soil or situation, through it prefers sun or part shade; hardy to -20°C. The leaves, as well as being edible raw or cooked with a delicious lemony flavour and nice texture, are used medicinally; they should be used sparingly.

    6 In stock.


  • Tilia cordata bare root

    £2.50

    Small leaved lime. Has great edible young leaves all through the growing season for salads. Use them as a base ingredient instead of something like lettuce. To manage as a leaf crop, coppice or polllard trees every 1-5 years to keep them bushy. 100-125 cm trees.

    33 In stock.


  • Tilia platyphyllos bare root

    £2.50

    Large leaved lime. Has great edible young leaves all through the growing season for salads. Use them as a base ingredient instead of something like lettuce. To manage as a leaf crop, coppice or polllard trees every 1-5 years to keep them bushy. 100-125 cm trees.

    28 In stock.