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New products at Dobies

by Sarah - September 4th, 2014.
Filed under: Dobies, New Products.

Dobies has these new items today

Climbing French bean Seeds - Mix

Climbing French bean Seeds – Mix £3.19
This superb mix will provide you with masses of long, tender, fleshy pods of purple, green and yellow, throughout the entire summer. They’re all stringless and boast an exceptionally fine flavour.

Ornamental Orchard Collection

Ornamental Orchard Collection £39.48
Not only will these trees provide a bounty of fruit but they will also bring some ornamental decoration into the garden. Crab Apple John Downie – Not only is this upright apple variety highly ornamental in the garden giving masses of soft pink blossom in spring but it’s an excellent pollinator for other apples. The yellow/orange fruits of John Downie are large for a crab and make the finest, clear crab apple jelly. Delicious eaten with meats and cheeses or just spread on buttery toast! Pollination group 3. Quince Vranja – The large, sweet, pear-shaped fruits of Vranja ripen in mid-autumn and make excellent jellies and preserves. Alternatively, you’ll find a few slices in an apple pie will improve it immeasurably! The plants themselves are highly decorative trained into a fan against a wall, the blossom is very attractive, and they make ideal pollinators for pears. Self-fertile. Grown on Quince A rootstock. Pollination group 4. Nut Sweet Almond – Beautiful spring flowers Introduced in the 18th century this variety is valuable as much for the beauty of its early spring flowers as for its fruit which needs a hot summer to develop properly. Self-fertileCherry Summer Sun – Pretty blossom in early spring will develop in late July, into succulent plump cherries. The cherries are delicious picked fresh from the tree or can be harvested and prepared for that special dessert. Pollination group 5.Given that cherries are such a well loved fruit, it’s surprising that they are not more widely grown in our gardens. Grown on Colt rootstock, giving a very productive tree with good fruit size, but compact growth so it can be grown in a small space, either free-standing or trained against a wall or fence.

Artichoke Seeds - Purple de Provence

Artichoke Seeds – Purple de Provence £2.49
This superb purple variety is finer tasting than green varieties. It’s as ornamental as it is edible, and is ideal for a variety of situations, and is loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. Harvest May-June (year 2).