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Popularity of heritage seeds is growing rapidly


February 10, 2015
By The Independent

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February 10, 2015 – They are allegedly the ultimate antidote to fruit and vegetables produced in a vast greenhouse complex to fill supermarket shelves and the pockets of corporations.

And demand appears to be soaring for so-called “heritage” seeds that date back centuries, with gardeners flocking to grow exotic-sounding varieties such as Boothby’s Blonde (a cucumber), Unwin’s Yellow Perfection (a tomato) and Mr. Perkins’ Leamington (a cauliflower).

Such is their popularity that some suppliers are struggling to cope as people try to find seeds that can be so rare they are close to extinction. READ MORE

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