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New products at Dobies

by Sarah - October 28th, 2010.
Filed under: Dobies, New Products.

Dobies just added these new lines

Jerusalem Artichoke Fuseau Tubers Pack of 20 Tubers
Jerusalem Artichoke Fuseau Tubers Pack of 20 Tubers £8.45
Larger and smoother tubers than the common ‘knobbly’ variety, making them much easier to prepare! A novel alternative to potatoes, with a unique and delicious taste. Note: Jerusalem Artichoke tubers will be despatched during February/March (the correct time for planting). Last order date 31st March 2011. Planting distance – tubers 38-45cm (15-18″) apart, planting depth 12.5cm (5″). Earth up when stems are about 30cm (12″) high, and harvest October-early spring. Plants can reach 1.5m (5′) or more, making an ideal windbreak. February/March COOKING HINTS – Try them boiled, baked or roasted as a vegetable. Equally delicious in winter stews.

Pea Alderman Seeds Average Seeds 300
Pea Alderman Seeds Average Seeds 300 £1.55
A tall pea grown all over the country since few varieties crop so well. The long, thick pods often contain 11 large peas of excellent flavour. Height 1.5-1.8m (5-6′). Recommended for deep freezing and exhibition. Maincrop/Late Peas – usually ready 14-16 weeks after sowing. Sow outdoors from March 5cm (2″) deep, approximately 20 seeds per 30cm (12″), in drills 15-20cm (6-8″) wide, with 60-90cm (2-3′) between rows. For exact information see packets. Harvest June-onwards. HEALTH BENEFITS: Good source of vitamin and folic acid. Mangetout types are a good source of vitamins A (For growth, healthy hair, skin, bones, teeth and eyes as well as resistance to respiratory infections) and C (Anti-ageing, wound healing, decreasing blood cholesterol and prevention of infections. Assists the body in absorbing iron) as the pod is eaten in addition to the seeds and are high in potassium (Regulates heart rhythm, nerve impulses and muscle function). Peas contain soluble fibre useful in removing harmful cholesterol. COOKING HINTS: Eat raw or steam gently to retain nutrient values. As soon as pods are harvested, sugars begin conversion to starch, so eat soon after picking.