- Collection Box - Soup Lovers Collection
Our 'Soup Lovers Seed Collection' is a collection of 5 vegetable seed varieties that once grown, make wonderful soup.
Squash, pumpkin, celery, parsnip and leek are all included in this collection and full sowing and care instructions are featured on each seed packet within the collection box. Also included, are five delicious soup recipes, to make once you've grown these fabulous vegetables.
The varieties are detailed below and the links will take you to the individual seed packet detail.
Squash - Butternut Squash 'Hunter F1' has been specifically bred to thrive in the unreliable UK summer climate and therefore, not only does it mature earlier than most other butternut squash varieties, it also provides a large crop (6 to 7) of fruit about 800g to 1 kg in size. The fruit are a lovely sandy colour with bright orange flesh and are incredibly versatile and delicious to cook with.
Pumpkin - Jack O'Lantern is a great all rounder, because as its name suggests, it is great for making traditional Halloween lanterns but it is also great for cooking. The orange - yellow sweet flavoured flesh is great roasted or baked or made into soups and pies. The fruit weigh between 4-7kg each and the rind is ribbed and bright orange with a thick flesh allowing easy carving.
Celery - Victoria F1 is a quick growing variety which is self blanching, slow to bolt from early plantings, with tall, green stems. It is one the best flavoured celery varieties and has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM), which was reconfirmed in 2005.
Parsnip - Tender and true is a heritage parsnip variety that produces long white roots which grow very straight in deep stone free soil. The parsnip flesh has a lovely sweet flavour and it has good resistance to canker. It is popular for both exhibition and culinary use.
Leek - 'Musselburgh' is a popular and reliable winter hardy variety which produces medium sized thick white stems with an excellent mild flavour and tender texture. Its winter hardiness enables it to be left in the ground throughout winter giving you a crop when there is little else to harvest.